CD Projekt’s Adam Kiciński said there will be “some strategy update” on multiplayer next year.
The clock is ticking on the release of Cyberpunk 2077, especially with CD Projekt RED re-affirming the current release date in its recent financial report. As far as bugs go, CD Projekt president Adam Kiciński noted that many bugs caused by general features have been fixed. The remaining ones are low enough in level that players won’t see them.
Answering in the post-Q3 earnings call (transcript via Seeking Alpha), Kiciński said, “So, in terms of bugs, we are all aware of them. Of course, such a big gang can’t be just bug free. That’s the kind of obvious, but we believe that the level will be as low as to let gamers not see them. And fortunately, some bugs extended previous were caused by some general – I would say general features and many of them are already fixed.
“So, what gamers will get will be different from what – and what we viewers will get in this final review is it’s better than what previewers, got.”
Though multiplayer is still a ways off from release, Kiciński did confirm that there may be some kind of update in Q1 2021. He also noted that it wasn’t considered a “mode” per say but more like a “standalone product” that has ties to the single-player. “So, first, we don’t call it modes. It’s a separate dedicated production, a big production. And we plan – we think about it as a standalone product. Obviously, it’s not entirely standalone as it comes from the universe of Cyberpunk and is very much related to the concept of single player Cyberpunk we – I came up with.
“But from our perspective, it’s – is another independent production and independent team of people works on it. And there’s – I said already we are not focusing right now on talking too much about other future products, products that are to be released after Cyberpunk. So please be with us in the first quarter of next year when we plan to share some strategy update. And I believe Cyberpunk multiplayer will be possible.”
CD Projekt RED has yet to discuss its post-launch DLC (which will be free) and paid expansions. Perhaps more details on the same will also be coming early next year. In the meantime, Cyberpunk 2077 is currently slated to release on December 10th for Xbox One, PS4, PC and Google Stadia. It will run on Xbox Series X/S and PS5 as well but the developer noted that previous-gen platforms run the game “surprisingly” well given how large the world is.