CDPR's botched launch of Cyberpunk 2077 may end up having consequences for the team's long term plans, including the standalone multiplayer version.
CD Projekt Red talked about their future plans through the Strategy Update video where they revealed that the shot callers decided to reconsider the plan that was previously announced regarding Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer.
It was meant to be a standalone AAA game where the players would be able to enjoy what Night City has to offer, together. However, it's not hard to guess what made them reconsider those plans since CP2077 has been riddled with problems ever since the release in December 2020.
Even patch 1.2, which the developers seem to have been expecting to be received favourably, had mixed reception despite the absolutely gigantic list of fixes and changes. The reason for this probably had something to do with previous claims that the devs' testing didn't show a big part of the issues players encountered , which is hard to imagine now that the list of fixes is slightly longer than the line of ships that were waiting for Evergreen to be moved out of the canal.
In case you are still optimistic about CP2077 multiplayer, we wouldn't advise holding your breath for it since this could just be a choice of words to ease fans into the idea of multiplayer never becoming a reality.
Considering the number of people who felt betrayed and lied to throughout CP2077 marketing campaign, it's highly likely the interest for the game would drop severely.