CD Projekt RED has been trying to get into the multiplayer space for a while now. The studio originally meant to develop a standalone Cyberpunk multiplayer title, but eventually ended up cancelling their project when it decided that it would be reconsidering its multiplayer strategy. Last year, the developer said that it was planning on adding multiplayer elements to both Cyberpunk and The Witcher with future games at a gradual pace, and now, we have more details on that front.
CD Projekt recently announced in an investors call that going forward, “most” of its future releases will also feature multiplayer, which will “enrich the single player experience” of those titles. Of course, details on what shape and form these multiplayer elements will take are scant, but it seems like single player is very much going to continue to be the focus, with some additive multiplayer elements being added in as a bonus.
Earlier this year, the Polish company confirmed that with its switch to Unreal Engine 5, it was no longer developing internal multiplayer tech, since Epic Games’ engine already offers “advanced multiplayer solutions”.
CD Projekt has also announced a number of new projects, including a full new trilogy of The Witcher games, two additional major spinoffs in the franchise, a full-fledged Cyberpunk 2077 sequel, and a new internal IP.