When you’re known for a game franchise as highly regarded as The Witcher, you can be certain that there will be a lot of heat regarding any other projects your name is attached to. So, when CD Projekt RED president and joint-CEO Adam Kiciński spoke about Cyberpunk 2077 during a recent financial conference, people listened.
The most important thing to take away from the streamed conference has to be the developer’s reassurance that Cyberpunk 2077 is, first and foremost, a single-player game. “First of all, we’re going to deliver the players a huge story-driven role-playing game for a single player as was the case with The Witcher 3,” said Kiciński, translated to English in real-time during the stream. “As a further extension of the game? I don’t like to comment, but I’m not saying it’s not going to be the case because we already said in the past we wanted our future projects to integrate online components at some point.”
He did leave some wiggle-room for potential future developments, when answering questions regarding a possible Battle Royale mode to cash in on the current trend. “Well actually we’re considering everything and anything but as of today we’re not discussing Cyberpunk yet,” he said. “The first thing we’re going to discuss is the immense story-driven roleplay for a single-player without any micro-payments whatsoever, without any hidden things whatsoever, just as was the case for The Witcher 3.”
Developed with input from Cyberpunk 2020 creator Mike Pondsmith, Cyberpunk 2077 is still very much shrouded in mystery, but perhaps E3 this year will shed some light on this hotly anticipated project.