Three Cyberpunk 2077 projects in development, multiplayer could be one

Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer mode follow up AAA in development 2020 2021

Updated on July 5, 2019, to reflect that CD Projekt Red is not working on three new games but Cyberpunk 2077 related projects.

Gaming fans haven’t even gotten copies of Cyberpunk 2077 in their homes yet, but CD Projekt Red clearly has a lot of faith in the game’s world. There are three Cyberpunk projects in development including a multiplayer mode for Cyberpunk 2077.

Twitter user Nibel shared the news, which was reported on the Polish economic site Bankier. There are a few things that may have gotten lost in the translation by Google, but it is clear that there are three Cyberpunk projects in development from three different teams. The main game, Cyberpunk 2077, is what the world is already aware of, but the second and third have only been rumors up till now. 

A team of about 40 in Wroclaw, Poland, is working on the multiplayer mode in Cyberpunk 2077. Nothing about the game has indicated anything related to multiplayer gameplay up until this point, and it is possible this multiplayer mode will be one of the major expansions to Cyberpunk 2077

CD Projekt Red’s strategy for the period between 2016 and 2021 included the release of a AAA project beyond Cyberpunk 2077 before 2021 and plans for that were unchanged as of March this year. What this new report brings to light is that the second project is also set within the Cyberpunk world. CD Projekt Red Vice President Piotr Nielubowicz says this content is being treated “as a really big and innovative project for us.”

This second major project set within the world of Cyberpunk is intriguing, especially since it will release less than two years after the release of Cyberpunk 2077.  When 2077 is released, it will have been almost five years since the release of CD Projekt Red’s last major game, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Five projects total were mentioned in the Bankier report and we already know that an unannounced mobile game is being handled by Spokko, a game studio CD Projekt Red took a majority stake in last year. The other non-Cyberpunk development team is working on Gwent, a Witcher 3 spinoff card game, which just received a new Novigrad content expansion.

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