Future Witcher and Cyberpunk games will have multiplayer

Most people might have missed out on CD Projekt RED's multiplayer plans for its best-selling franchises.

Although CD Projekt RED is well-known for award-winning single-player titles, it's not afraid to widen its horizons. Something that most could've easily missed after hearing all of its recent announcements is the company's plans to add multiplayer feature to future installments of The Witcher and Cyberpunk. It's not clear what this means, but we're intrigued by the idea of a multiplayer component in either franchise.

Future Witcher Cyberpunk Games Multiplayer
CDPR's experience with Gwent suggests that it at least knows what it's doing when it comes to multiplayer games.

Keep in mind, CDPR isn't exactly foreign to the idea of multiplayer games thanks to Gwent: The Witcher Card Game.

But, there's a difference between a multiplayer card game and a full-on RPG with multiplayer elements. Most would "settle" with being able to play against other players in a new minigame for The Witcher 4. However, we don't think that CDPR will make such a big fuss and announce its lofty multiplayer plans to do something so simple. In an ideal world, CDPR will implement a co-op element in future Witcher and Cyberpunk games.

Future Witcher Cyberpunk Games Multiplayer
We're far more curious about what kind of multiplayer plans CDPR has for the Cyberpunk 2077 sequel.

Multi-player raids and missions could make for a far more engaging gameplay experience. CDPR could even make the multiplayer element endgame-exclusive content.

Having said that, Cyberpunk 2077 reportedly had a multiplayer component in development before things went south. We know for sure that is no longer happening since the Phantom Liberty expansion is the only DLC that's coming for Cyberpunk 2077.

At the end of the day, we're still curious how CDPR will squeeze its ambition plans over the next few years. It's safe to say that all eight games, including a new The Witcher trilogy, the Cyberpunk 2077 sequel and Project Hadar, an original IP, are still in early development or pre-production.

When you consider that it took CDPR nearly a decade to release Cyberpunk 2077, we wouldn't be surprised if we don't see the fruits of the studio's labor until much later this decade if not early on in the next one.

Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is a lifelong gamer with a nose for keeping up with the latest news in and out of the gaming industry. When he's not reading, writing, editing, and playing video games, he builds and repairs computers in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.
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