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Cyberpunk 2077 standalone multiplayer might be canned

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In a new video update, there have been rumors that some lasting impacts for CD PROJEKT may mean a new change. The publisher has announced that they are looking at revising their strategy in 2021 and beyond. WIthin a new CD Projekt Red group strategy update, the company has hinted at the possible cancellation of Cyberpunk 2077 standalone multiplayer.

The update featured CD Projekt Red president Adam Kiciński saying that things about their plan for the future would be examined. The project may still be on track, but the tone of the update suggests a worse outcome. “Previously we hinted that our next triple-A would be a multiplayer Cyberpunk game,” Kiciński said. “But we have decided to reconsider this now.”

It’s probably a good thing though, considering how many problems Cyberpunk 2077 has had up to this point. The much-hyped game came out in a very buggy, and even insecure, state, posing a lot of risk to users. Attempts to fix bugs didn’t come fast enough, and even though the game sold well, thousands have gotten refunds. It was such an abysmal release that Sony pulled the title from their digital store. More recently, the developer themselves were hacked and held at ransom over stolen files.

It’s important to note that this isn’t a strict cancellation. There’s still plenty of wiggle room, just that they may be taking the time to polish things up. The wording is pretty vague though, leading to some confusion. “We are focusing on bringing online into all of our franchises one day,” Kiciński said.

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In all likelihood, this means that if the mode is released, it will be rolled back in terms of scale. We’re probably going to see less focus on some massive open-world content, instead getting a more structured and simple deathmatch affair.

The reasons why are so numerous, and all basically come down to the state the base game was developed and released in. We might be lucky to see any kind of Cyberpunk 2077 standalone multiplayer at all at this point.

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