We’re a little over a week away from one of the most anticipated game releases of the decade and already our minds are turning to what’s next.
It’s gotta be tough being a developer with that kind of audience, eh?
But maybe we’re just so excited about Cyberpunk 2077 that we already can’t get enough. Or maybe we are just gamers and this is what we do.
Either way, CD Projekt Red is going to be absolutely mum on DLC for the gaming until the actual product ships.
Like we said, that should be soon but this game does love its delays. In fact, so much so, that delaying Cyberpunk is becoming an expected cultural feature on the gaming landscape.
Yet we did get some glimpses of the impending future in the form of boxloads of game discs waiting to go out. Apparently, it is happening folks.
As for what kind of DLC the game will bring, who knows on that front. What many people have latched on to in the past several days though is the dev’s promise of a multiplayer mode. This isn’t unexpected given that the property is itself drawn from a tabletop RPG IP but it does point towards an interesting future for the game should everything pan out.
President and joint-CEO Adam Kiciński of CD Projekt Red is quoted as saying, “The initial plan was to do it before release, but after the recent delay, we decided to wait for the release to provide gamers with the game and then start talking about future projects. So, after release.”
Video Games Chronicle also reports that Kiciński promised the Cyberpunk 2077 would have as much additional content as The Witcher III. That’s quite a bar to set for the company given that The Witcher III had no less than two major story expansions and tons of content in between. Games cost so much to make these days that it is really no wonder that publishers want to get the most out of it, but this is especially true when the game has taken this long – and built up this much hype – to come to shelves.
As for the multiplayer add-on, it is being treated as its own game in terms of production.
“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. …It’s another independent production and [an] independent team of people works on it…. 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.”
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