Before the release of Cyberpunk 2077, CD PROJEKT RED’s SVP of business development Michał Nowakowski teased that the developer was also working on a standalone, triple AAA multiplayer game that would take place in the Cyberpunk universe and expand the sci-fi franchise. Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be happening anymore based on reent comments made by president and joint CEO Adam Kiciński, who mentioned during today’s corporate video that CD PROJEKT RED had “reconsidered” its plans for the Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer spin-off. While Cyberpunk 2077 might be getting some sort of smaller online component in a future DLC update, CD PROJEKT RED appears to have placed its grander multiplayer ambitions on the back burner.
“Previously we hinted that our next triple-A would be a multiplayer Cyberpunk game, but we have decided to reconsider this now.”
“Given our new more systematic and agile approach, instead of primarily focusing on one big online experience or game, we are focusing on bringing online into all of our franchises one day.”
“Regarding online, we are changing our approach, so we want to have online in our future games, definitely, but step by step. So, we are working on specific features enhancing our single player [games], but we are not working on releasing the next game [as] a big online experience. So, we will be enhancing our single player games with online experiences.”
Source: CD PROJEKT RED, VGC