Electronic 2077 Developer CD Projekt Red has revealed that the game’s multiplayer mode has been dropped due to the game’s chaotic launch.
In an interview with EurogamerPhilipp Weber (who was a senior mission designer and coordinator on ) Electronic 2077) reveals how development has shifted to focusing on fixing what’s already there instead of adding new features.
“We really need to look at what Cyberpunk’s priorities are [after it launched]” he say. “The priority is that the primary experience will run for everyone in really good shape, and fundamentally shifting priorities means other R&D projects have to be scrapped. With Cyberpunk, we wanted to do a lot of things at once and we just had to really focus and say, ‘Okay, what’s the important part? Yeah, we’ll make that part really good.’”
Cyberpunk 2077, that recently confirmed to receive Game of the Year edition, which was originally supposed to receive the multiplayer mode as DLC. This is postponed until at least 2022, however, and then was further delayed with the ability to cancel until it finally disappeared from CD Projekt Red’s plans.
Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most anticipated games to be released in 2020 but a launch filled with glaring bugs and last-gen compatibility issues has left many people feeling uneasy. .
The game itself scored quite well on PC – IGN’s own review gave it a 9/10 and said: “Cyberpunk 2077 takes you into its gloriously dense and beautiful cityscape with some limitations. It offers an incredible amount of options for how to build your character, approach quests, and confront enemies, and your decisions can have a tangible impact and feel natural. to the world around you and the stories of the people who live in it.”
Cyberpunk 2077 night city mode gallery
However, that’s not the case on consoles, because our own PS4 and Xbox One reviews for the game 4/10. “The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions simply weren’t in a good state of mind, and I’m sad to think that so many people are having their first Cyberpunk 2077 experience ruined in this way – because when it did works, it’s a great RPG.”
Turns out the developers themselves don’t think the game is ready to shipwith some saying they “expected the game to be ready by 2022” based on the progress they’ve seen in 2019.
However, the game was released in 2020, and while CD Projekt Red originally planned to add multiplayer at a later date, it looks like they were left behind, patching and fixing Cyberpunk in the following two years.
Edgerunners update released in September as the final patch coming to the last generation console, with CD Projekt Red currently focusing only on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, and PC versions of the game. This extends to Cyberpunk 2077’s massive single player expansionIt is expected to launch around 2023.
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