January 28, 2023

Plans for a multiplayer mode for Cyberpunk 2077 existed long before the game launched, but in a new update from developer CD Projekt Red, that online mode fell victim to the game’s turbulent release. The studio had to put all its effort into shaping Cyberpunk 2077, as senior quest designer and coordinator Philipp Weber explained to Eurogamer.

“We really had to look at what the priorities were for Cyberpunk [after it launched]Weber said. “The priority was that the most important experience will be in a really good state for the people. And essentially, the shift in priorities meant that other R&D projects had to disappear. With Cyberpunk, we wanted to do a lot of things at once, and we really had to focus and say, ‘Okay, what’s the most important thing? Yeah, we’ll really make up for that part.'”