A lot seems to be in motion at CD Projekt RED. Not only do you want to work on several large projects in parallel in the future, the multiplayer approach is apparently also being reconsidered.
So far, CD Projekt RED has only taken care of solo players for the big titles. A multiplayer offshoot was only planned for Cyberpunk 2077, which was not to be published as an additional game mode, but as a stand-alone game according to the latest status. CDPR has apparently changed its mind a bit and decided to no longer tackle this multiplayer title with full resources as the next major project.
Studio boss Adam Kiciński further confirmed that the studio’s focus will continue to be on AAA single-player role-playing games. This is also associated with a change in the long-term strategy for multiplayer. Instead of just publishing one major online title, they want to focus on having online components in all of their franchises one day.
For the intended multiplayer offshoot of Cyberpunk 2077, however, that doesn’t sound good and the question arises as to whether and how the project will be implemented at all. According to Kiciński, they want to work on online technologies that can be seamlessly used in future games. That could mean that the intended cyberpunk multiplayer title is now off the table.
It would be understandable anyway. With the technically very inadequate Cyberpunk 2077, the studio broke a lot of porcelain and severely damaged its own reputation, so that an online-only project based on Cyberpunk would be a high risk. Cyberpunk 2077 is currently still banned from the PlayStation Store. After the new update, CDPR is now hoping that the chances will get better that the game will be available again, with the final decision on this being with Sony.
One can be curious. CDPR also continues to work on the Witcher range and has undertaken some restructuring.