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CDPR refusing to dismiss Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer

Published: 14:02, 17 June 2019
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There's no doubt that Cyberpunk 2077 is the hottest video game IP at the moment, sorry Death Stranding fans, and with that attention come the meticulous dissections and wishful interpretations such as this one. A man can dream no?

The statement in question is from Eurogamer's interview with Cyberpunk 2077 lead quest designer Pawel Sasko, who refused to dismiss the possibility, albeit conceding that they're currently exclusively focused on the singleplayer component.

"We're not really working on multiplayer, our sole focus is single-player. We'll do that, then we'll see. We're not saying no but we're not saying yes",  he said.

As things currently stand, Cyberpunk 2077 will launch as a singleplayer-only game, but Sasko admits that anything could happen post-launch, provided it's worth pursuing. 

"We're known for good stories, amazing characters, choices and consequences. So this is something for sure we'd be going with, if anything happened regarding that. We'd avoid anything that's not that. If we do it, it'll be our style", he added.

If we were to entertain the possibility of CDPR actually launching Cyberpunk 2077's multiplayer, what Sasko refers to is that it wouldn't be your average shooter, but rather some sort of story-rich experience, and we must admit that we wouldn't have it any other way.

After all, the game itself is based on Cyberpunk 2020 and reducing such a rich world to a shooting exercise would not only be a disservice, it would defy the entire point of making Cyberpunk 2077.

Not to mention that the RPG elements and body modifications would have to be balanced for this to work, which might as well earn it a moniker along the lines of Cyberpunk 76. Just kidding of course, but you know what we mean.

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Sasko also mentioned that Keanu Reeves' participation in Cyberpunk 2077 is much deeper than most realise, insisting that the man is a joy to work and hang out with, in addition to being a wonderful development contributor when it comes to Johnny Silverhand, his in-game counterpart. 

Questions about Johnny's band Samurai were also deflected, which leaves us hoping Keanu could get back into music too. Dogstar anyone?

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