New information about CD Projekt Red’s highly anticipated RPG Cyberpunk 2077 has trickled out. In a list of projects submitted to the GameINN program, a Poland-based program that offers grants for development, CDPR noted some salient details about Cyberpunk.
The most pertinent details pertain to city-creation technology, and the feature of seamless multiplayer, both facets of the game that hadn’t divulged yet.
The game’s City Creation technology is accompanied by the following description: “a complex technology for creating a huge living city, playable in real time, which (the technology) is based on rules, AI, and automation, as well as supports innovative processes and tools for making top-notch open-world games.” So top-notch huge cities confirmed.
Then we have the addition of a seamless multiplayer feature, which is accompanied by this description: “a complex technology for making unique multiplayer gameplay mechanics, including the ability to search out for opponents, manage game session, replicate objects, as well as support for different game modes along with a unique set of dedicated tools”.
The addition of this type of drop into someone’s session multiplayer would be a new territory for CDPR, as the developer’s last series, The Witcher, did not include multiplayer in any form.
Cyberpunk 2077 is currently expected to potentially release sometime in 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, though this release window is far from set in stone
Personally, I’m not too excited about this talk about multiplayer, but if there is anyone I trust making a game in the current state of the industry, its CDPR.
Tyler Fischer is a Senior Writer for MONG who plays video games when he’s not busy researching alien conspiracy theories at 2AM. You can find him on Twitter.