As if delaying Cyberpunk 2077 until the back end of this year wasn’t bad enough, CD Projekt Red has also revealed that the game’s multiplayer won’t be playable until 2022.
Speaking on the CD Projekt Red teleconference, Michał Nowakowski, CD Projekt’s Member of the Board and SVP of Business Development, said: “Given the expected release of Cyberpunk 2077 in September, and speaking of a series of events we expect to occur after that date, 2021 appears unlikely as a release date for the Cyberpunk multiplayer.”
My guess is that we’re going to see Cyberpunk 2077’s multiplayer release as a next-gen only feature. If it’s not releasing until 2022, we’ll have already been playing PS5 and Xbox Series X games for a while, and many will have migrated over to the next-gen machines. It could also be that the multiplayer mode is too ambitious for the current-gen hardware. It’s kind of hinted by CD Projekt Red itself, given what Nowakowski said about Cyberpunk 2077’s September release and the “series of events” the company expect after that. Series of events? New consoles, duh.