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Multiplayer in Cyberpunk 2077: "If it doesn't fit, it doesn't fit"

CD Projekt Red isn't committing to multiplayer in the RPG yet, and that's because it's still in "R&D phase".

There has been talk of multiplayer being introduced into Cyberpunk 2077 after release for a while now, but there have been no firm plans nailed down by developer CD Projekt Red, and that's because it's far from guaranteed, as explained by CD Projekt Red senior concept artist Marthe Jonkers.

"We are doing R&D into multiplayer but we're focusing on single-player experience, and that's what you'll get in 2020," Jonkers said to Eurogamer. "It doesn't mean we're saying no multiplayer, but it doesn't mean we're saying yes either. It's still an R&D phase."

"If you add multiplayer functions it has to be right. Immersion is super important for us and we have to make sure everything fits together. The single-player experience, it all fits together. We're not just going to slap some [multiplayer] feature in and that'll be it.

"It's possible if it doesn't fit, it doesn't fit. We would never make anything that's not at least The Witcher standard for Cyberpunk. I don't know what the future holds but we will make sure everything we make will be high quality."

Cyberpunk 2077 is being shown off to press and attendees at Gamescom right now, but we'll be seeing some of this via a stream next week, so we'll have to be patient and wait for that and more news on multiplayer.

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