Last week an interview with CD Projekt RED’s studio president Adam Kicinski appeared to suggest Cyberpunk 2077 could be going the multiplayer or games as a service route, although it appears something may have been lost in translation. Now the official Twitter account has stepped in confirmed Cyberpunk 2077 will be a single-player, story-driven RPG with no hidden catches.
For fans of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the good news is that CD Projekt RED plans to deliver nothing less with the follow-up. It’ll be same open-world RPG at its core with a huge, expansive storyline to get lost in. They also found time for what presume is the slyest of digs at EA and its handling of Star Wars Battlefront 2 and Need For Speed Payback’s microtransactions, although it could also apply to Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, Forza 7, Call of Duty WWII, or just about any AAA game launching this holiday season.
“Worry not,” proclaims CD Projekt RED. “When thinking CP2077, think nothing less than TW3 — huge single player, open world, story-driven RPG. No hidden catch, you get what you pay for — no bullshit, just honest gaming like with Wild Hunt. We leave greed to others.”
Fret not then, Cyberpunk 2077 sounds like it’s going to be everything we’d been hoping it would be. These comments should assuage plenty of fears that CDPR was dipping its toes into uncharted and controversial territories.
From the sound of things, development of Cyberpunk 2077 is progressing well, despite rumours to the contrary. Despite this, it's looking likely we're still a good chunk of years from the game actually releasing. If I were a betting man, I suspect CDPR may even be holding on for the next console generation. It's been five years since its announcement, what's another couple?
Glad to see Cyberpunk 2077 back on track? When do you think it's finally going to launch? Let us know!