Way back in 2013, Cyberpunk 2077 was said to have a multiplayer component. Not much details were shared but looking at GTA 5’s multiplayer success, many assumed Cyberpunk 2077 would go the same route. A multiplayer set into the futuristic Night City would have been a dream come true. However, similar to several other promises, this prospect was never delivered.
Around the release of the game, Cyberpunk 2077 was heavily delayed and when it did launch, it was a broken mess. The development team had announced it before that multiplayer was not in development and now busy with fixing technical and performance issues, multiplayer seemed a far-fetched idea. CD Projekt Red eventually stated in March 2021 that multiplayer for Night City was being ‘reconsidered’.
Cyberpunk 2077 – multiplayer files discovered
Tyler McVicker, best known for informative reports on Valve, Bethesda, CDPR, and several others, states the latest Cyberpunk 2077 patch 1.3 has been a big one for dataminers. A lot of new stuff has been discovered that includes reports of a new dlc and some file names hinting towards multiplayer development.
Items such as “MultiplayerGymsDirectory” and “MultiplayerScanDirectory” have been found along with several other changes inside a folder named ‘multi. A major second DLC is also expected to follow after the first.
Game being built almost from scratch
Tyler McVicker also said that patch 1.3 broke a lot of the mods previously working on the game. This means that the game is being changed on the ground-level. The most fundamental building blocks of the game had been rebuilt. Here’s the statement from Tyler McVicker from his video:
“1.3 broke all the mods. Everything. It broke everything. It signifies that, on the engine level, everything has changed. I’ve talked with a few people that are deep into the modding scene and they have told me that fundamental building blocks of what creates the Red Engine Version 4 and Cyberpunk 2077 have been rebuilt — almost from scratch.”
As these are only the initial finds, more future information may be hidden in the 1.3 update. However, since these are only leaks, this information should be taken with a grain of salt as no official statement has been made by CD Projekt Red but as things are progressing, the development team working on multiplayer does make sense. Not long ago, the game was deemed to be at a ‘satisfactory’ point by CD Projekt Red which means now development power can be directed towards a multiplayer option.
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