In a recent interview with Strefa Inwestorow, a Polish investment site, CD Projekt CEO Adam Kiciński mentioned that their upcoming game Cyberpunk 2077 will contain online elements of some sort.
Speaking to the site, Kiciński discussed the current projects from the studio, including the future of the Witcher franchise, the upcoming card game Gwent, and of course Cyberpunk 2077. According to Kiciński, the company sees Gwent and Cyberpunk as the driving forces behind the company going forward.
“We want to experiment in new fields that were not yet explored in the Witcher. I can’t say much about Cyberpunk, although our ambitions are set really high because that is our style of work.” he said (translation courtesy of TechRaptor). “We want to go even higher, and especially seeing how we’re having a business chat, we’re interested in Cyberpunk being commercially even more significant.”
When he was asked about online multiplayer, Kiciński revealed that it would be a good way to meet the standards of the market, going so far as to call it “necessary.” “Online is necessary, or very recommended if you wish to achieve a long-term success. At some point, we have mentioned that there will be a certain online element related to Cyberpunk.”
There have been rumors in the past about a potential online element for Cyberpunk, but now the comments by Kiciński seem to confirm that they will be in the game, and with his comments about how important online components are to games, it’s safe to assume they’ll be handling this one with the utmost care.
Cyberpunk 2077 currently has no released date, as developers CD Projekt Red has said the game will be ready when it’s ready.