Cyberpunk 2077 studio CD Projekt has detailed what’s in store for the RPG in the company’s latest earnings report, confirming the game will get a “major update” in early 2022.
As noted by Video Games Chronicle, the studio says it’s “on track” to release next-gen versions of both Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in the first half of 2022. The company announced back in October it was delaying both releases slightly. Cyberpunk‘s next-gen upgrade is expected in Q1 followed by The Witcher 3 getting its own glow-up in Q2 2022. These updates will come alongside “another major update for all platforms” for the newer game.
The update also noted that there is ongoing work on the first Cyberpunk 2077 expansion. While there’s still no details what we can expect, it won’t take the form of a standalone multiplayer game. However, president Adam Kicinski reaffirmed during a Q&A (via VGC) that both CD Projekt Red games would get multiplayer in some manner.
“We are not revealing which franchise will get the first multiplayer functionalities but the first attempt will be something we can learn from and then add more and more, so step by step we want to open doors to multiplayer, but adding some multiplayer activities gradually.”
What players shouldn’t expect is Cyberpunk 2077 coming to services like Xbox Game Pass or PlayStation Now any time soon. Answering a later question on subscription services, Kicinski said “Witcher 3 was for some time in a subscription, but we have to weigh the benefit and cost each time, so we have to compare it to sales, so it’s a decision based on data. It’s way too early for Cyberpunk.”