Cyberpunk 2077’s multiplayer mode was canceled after the game’s rough launch, with the main experience becoming a priority for the development team.
Speaking with Eurogamer, CDPR’s Philipp Weber confirmed that the multiplayer game was actually cancelled, as most people suspected, due to the terrible state of the game at launch. Having to look at where the game’s priorities lie and getting key experience to work as intended meant abandoning other R&D projects, Weber says.
“The priority was that the main experience would be available to people in really good shape. And basically, switching priorities meant other R&D projects had to finish. With Cyberpunk, we wanted to do a lot of things at the same time, and we just needed to really focus and say, Well, what’s the important part? Yeah, we’re going to make that part really good.”
Cyberpunk 2077 is now in much better shape than it was at launch, and things are about to pick up in 2023 with the launch of a paid DLC expansion, Phantom Liberty. While the multiplayer mode was interesting, there’s no denying that the single-player experience was the reason people ventured into Night City, so it made perfect sense for CDPR to focus on fixing it.
Cyberpunk 2077 is now available on PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox One worldwide.
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