After years of development and multiple delays, CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 is finally releasing on December 10. But launch is just the beginning. In addition to the expansions to the single-player campaign, which will be revealed later, CD Projekt Red has another team working on a standalone multiplayer game set in the Cyberpunk 2077 universe.
But when is it releasing? CDPR has not locked in a date yet, but it probably won’t be soon. In terms of a release date for Cyberpunk 2077’s multiplayer game, CDPR says you should expect it to release in 2022 at the soonest.
CDPR executive Adam Kicinski recently spoke about the game during an earnings briefing. He said it’s not right to call it just a “mode” for Cyberpunk 2077.
Instead, it should be thought of as a standalone product. “So, first, we don’t call it modes,” Kicinski said. “It’s a separate dedicated production, a big production. We think about it as a standalone product.”
The Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer game is connected to the single-player game, but CD Projekt Red sees it as an “independent production” with a team working on it that’s separate from the team building the single-player game.
Kicinski went on to say that CD Projekt Red is purposefully keeping quiet on the multiplayer game right now, and that is likely to keep the focus on building hype for Cyberpunk 2077’s single-player game. Kicinski said people can expect news about Cyberpunk 2077’s multiplayer game to come during Q1 of 2021.
What we do know about the Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer game is that it will have some sort of microtransaction system, but it’s unknown at this stage what business model it will use. Regarding the microtransactions, CD Projekt Red has said the goal is to provide users with content to purchase that feels like a fair transaction for their money.