CD Projekt Red, the developer of renowned RPG Cyberpunk 2077, has never planned to release the multiplayer mode of the game with the main title at launch. The developer has just announced that the game will not be released in April, as initially intended, but it will rather go live in September.
According to Polygon, the publisher’s SVP of development, Michał Nowakowski told investors in a call that the mode won’t be arriving until after 2021. This is not completely shocking, seeing as the gaming studio has revealed that the game release has also been pushed back to September 17th.
In a follow-up Q&A session with the game investors, the company said that the intended multiplayer element of the game would be delayed, possibly arriving sometime after 2021, as we mentioned earlier.
Five Months Delay
Cyberpunk 2077 was supposed to be one of the rather long lists of highly-awaited games launching in April, together with the Resident Evil 3 and Final Fantasy VII remakes. Square Enix has also announced that its Final Fantasy VII’s release will be delayed a month.
Even so, the developer of Cyberpunk 2077 had to postpone the launch of the much-awaited RPG game by five months to give it plenty of time to refine and test the title. Also, this delay might help the developer fix any issues the game might have.
In the call, Nowakowski said: “Given the expected release of Cyberpunk 2077 in September, and frankly speaking of the series of events we expect to occur after that date, 2021 appears unlikely as a release date for the Cyberpunk multiplayer.”
It is unfortunate that the executives did not offer fans more specific details regarding a timeframe for the multiplayer’s availability. We’d have to wait for more details to be announced over the next two years.