Cyberpunk 2077 Multiplayer "Unlikely" To Release In 2021

At least it's not coming in 2077.

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Cyberpunk 2077 was recently delayed to September, pushing the anticipated game back significantly. That also may have had an impact on the game's planned multiplayer, which CD Projekt Red has now said probably won't launch for at least two more years.

In an investors call, the studio said that "2021 appears unlikely" for the multiplayer release. That means the mode, which will come as a free update to the game, will show up in 2022 at the earliest. The company did not specify any more details about the multiplayer mode, but did suggest it's being developed in parallel as a AAA experience of its own.

In the statement explaining the delay to 2077, CDPR said the game is complete and playable already, but "there's still work to be done." The studio says the bulk of the remaining development is playtesting, fixing, and polishing the game. It promised it will be issuing "regular updates" on its progress in the meantime.

Cyberpunk 2077 was originally slated for April 16. Its new release date of September 17 puts it much closer to the launch of new consoles, which has renewed speculation that it could appear on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. CD Projekt Red says that, for the time being at least, the game is only being developed for current-gen.

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