More Cyberpunk 2077 games in development, multiplayer mode possibly coming after launch

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Cyberpunk 2077 promo image (Image credit: CD Projekt RED)

What you need to know

  • Cyberpunk 2077 now has a release date of April 16, 2020.
  • The release date comes alongside a new trailer and word that actor Keanu Reeves is part of the game.
  • The title may eventually receive multiplayer support.
  • Cyberpunk 2077 is available to preorder for $60 on Amazon.

Cyberpunk 2077 is probably one of the most anticipated games coming next year from The Witcher developer CD Projekt RED. At Microsoft's E3 2019 press conference, the team debuted a new trailer along with the April 16, 2020 release date.

The game is a first-person shooter which takes place in an open-world environment, however, it seems that there's a multiplayer mode in the works. According to an interview between CD Projekt's President Adam Kiciński and Polish outlet Bankier, there's a lot in the pipeline. You can read a translated excerpt from the interview below.

'We're working on three Cyberpunk things over the main game... These are three teams. We are also working on Gwent... So we have five working teams, three working on Cyberpunk.' The president added that one of the teams working on Cyberpunk projects... has about forty people. Kiciński reported that the development of the studio... is associated with the work on the multiplayer mode of Cyberpunk 2077.

It's unclear what the other projects are, but they may be revealed soon. Before Cyberpunk 2077 was revealed, there were rumors floating around that it featured multiplayer. It seems like it's going to happen after the game launches. As with any interview, keep in mind that there could've been a miscommunication. We've reached out to CD Projekt for clarification and shall update you as soon as we receive a response.

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Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.