Since we reported the story below, the internet has lit up with worry that Cyberpunk 2077 will be more of an online game than an RPG like The Witcher 3. Frankly we thought we were stretching things suggesting Cyberpunk could be like Destiny, whereas others have gone further, fretting that the game could be steeped in microtransactions and that online multiplayer could be a vessel to spend microtransactions - screwing up the game like Star Wars Battlefront 2 has (review soon!). Bear in mind this is a game without a single screenshot so far.
CD Projekt tweeted a reply to all this which you can see below, and hopefully should put fears to rest.
So even if Cyberpunk has multiplayer or an online component, the main game will still be a big offline RPG. That's good news. Despite internal issues CD Projekt has not given us any reason to doubt their word here, so until we see the game I think we can assume it'll be fine.
Of more interest is the little note at the end of the tweet, "we leave greed to others" We're pretty sure this a thinly-veiled dig at EA over all the issues with Star Wars Battlefront 2 - which, spoiler for our review, has literally been ruined by EA's greed. We're happy to hear Cyberpunk 2077 won't meet the same fate.
CD Projekt has been developing their next big RPG Cyberpunk 2077 for over four years now, and fans of the studio's Witcher games are desperate for any information about the game - but this might not be the news they wanted. CD Projekt president Adam Kiciński has confirmed a recent rumour that Cyberpunk will contain "online elements" and may even have some form of multiplayer.
"Online is necessary or at least very recommended if you wish to achieve a long-term success... There will be online elements in Cyberpunk."
There has been recent leaked rumours that Cyberpunk 2077 would contain a social hub, as the game would contain multiplayer elements. It seems this might definitely be the case. When talking about Gwent, their online card game, he said "in the future one can imagine a lot of connections between service-type games and big games. We have to acknowledge that - it is obvious." Could CD Projekt be making Cyberpunk closer to a service-type game like Destiny, The Division or Anthem than The Witcher 3?
Kiciński also would talk about the size of Cyberpunk, and how they intend it to be bigger and better than The Witcher 3. "Every time we make a game we want to make one better than before. We want to experiment with new areas that we did not explore in The Witcher". He also hopes for it to be more successful.
Nevertheless with how long Cyberpunk is taking and the supposed issues around staff morale the game could still be long time coming.