Cyberpunk 2077 sequel tipped to add multiplayer

Cyberpunk 2077 sequel tipped to add multiplayer
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Joseph Kime

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23rd Jan 2024 14:00

We've finally said goodbye to the era of Cyberpunk 2077, and though it started in a rocky way, it found its footing enough to be pretty much beloved by all. The Phantom Liberty DLC did a lot to win players over again after the hefty updates that Cyberpunk 2.0 brought, and it ended its life cycle revered rather than hated.

Cyberpunk 2077 is officially finished, but now, CD Projekt Red is looking to the future (again) and considering what it can add to a Cyberpunk 2077 sequel. We know a sequel is in the works under the name of Project Orion, and with it, CDPR has an idea that could rip the game wide open.

CD Projekt Red is considering a multiplayer Cyberpunk

A landscape look at Night City in Cyberpunk 2077.
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Project Orion might only be in its early stages, but in a new conversation with joint CDPR CEO Adam Badowski, he's revealed a fascinating snippet that the sequel could be adding multiplayer.

As reported by Reuters, Badowski confirmed how CD Projekt Red hopes to have 80 members of staff working on Project Orion at the end of the year - which now sits in its conceptual phase. Most interestingly, he hints that the company is considering adding multiplayer elements to the game in some capacity.

It's a bold suggestion, especially when considering that Cyberpunk only (eventually) worked so well because it wasn't also preoccupied with creating a game that also prioritises a multiplayer experience. Now that the notion is out there, fans have one request.

Fans want minimal co-op in Cyberpunk's sequel

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Fans have taken to Twitter to make some suggestions to CD Projekt Red - and the primary hope is that the company doesn't overexert itself trying to transform the world into one that accommodates hundreds of players. They want slim co-op, and that's it.

When IGN shared the news, one sceptic wrote, "I feel that multiplayer isn’t really in the spirit of Cyberpunk. I could totally get behind co-op though." Another added, "Please @CDPROJEKTRED take your time with the sequel 🙏 All people want is decent multiplayer Cyberpunk." There were also plenty of reminders how Cyberpunk 2077 axed its multiplayer plans. 

It's fair enough for players to hope that the next Cyberpunk doesn't fall victim to ambition like the first game did, but who knows what CD Projekt Red is planning. Although this neon-splashed world is calling us back, we're just going to have to wait and see.

Joseph Kime
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Joseph Kime
Joseph Kime is the Senior Trending News Journalist for GGRecon from Devon, UK. Before graduating from MarJon University with a degree in Journalism, he started writing music reviews for his own website before writing for the likes of FANDOM, Zavvi and The Digital Fix. He is host of the Big Screen Book Club podcast, and author of Building A Universe, a book that chronicles the history of superhero movies. His favourite games include DOOM (2016), Celeste and Pokemon Emerald.
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