CD Projekt Red have been confirming and the denying that Cyberpunk 2077 will be getting a multiplayer mode for months, first it was, then it wasn’t, then it was being looked at in R&D, and now they have officially confirmed the mode.
However, it will not be available when the game launches in April 2020. “The plan for now is to deliver Cyberpunk 2077 in April, then follow up with DLCs (free!) and single player content, and — once we’re done — invite you for some multiplayer action,” they tweeted.
2/2 The plan for now is to deliver Cyberpunk 2077 in April, then follow up with DLCs (free!) and single player content, and — once we’re done — invite you for some multiplayer action.
— CD PROJEKT RED (@CDPROJEKTRED) September 4, 2019
As they will be releasing DLC and single player content first I wouldn’t hold your breath for the multiplayer component, that sounds like it won’t be arriving until at least 2021.
A few days ago CD Projekt Red released a new deep-dive video for Cyberpunk 2077 with the focus being on two different character builds players could choose to play as in the open-world RPG, with these being the Strong Solo and the Netrunner. The main difference is that Strong Solo characters are all about facing violence head on and using force to win fights, while Netrunner build leans much more towards stealth approaches to situations, hacking areas to get information, and changing things on the battlefield through software so they can be used as an advantage instead of being a danger. That includes hacking enemy enhancements to knock them out or kill them. Be aware that there are some story spoilers in the footage.
When it comes to character creation players will have to choose V’s backstory whether it be a nomad, a former corporate member, or a street kid. Whatever choice is made will impact the type of access V will have. There’s no fixed classes in Cyberpunk 2077 so players can mix and match the skills that V has equipped allowing for a more fluid approach to missions. If players choose to go full Solo Strength then they’ll be able to rip guns from turrets, rip open doors, do some high melee damage, and use enemies as shields. Netrunners will be able to hack equipment instead to strike from afar without being detected. Most areas of Night City have networks and all of them can be hacked. However, the net is always being watched so there’s always a chance of being caught with NetWatch being the prime CyberSecurity firm, and you’ll have to find ways to deal with them too.
Cyberpunk 2077 will be released on April 16th for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.