A series of bombshell announcements have all but confirmed that Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer is en route.
CD Projekt Red Teases Future Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077 Multiplayer
The news began with the revelation that Cyberpunk 2077 is receiving a full-blown sequel. Which was sufficient in turning a few heads so soon after the hefty update brought players back to the flashy sci-fi RPG in their droves.
But CD Projekt Red decided to double - or, more accurately, quintuple - down on the big news as they revealed that the Cyberpunk 2077 sequel, codenamed 'Orion', is part of a wider constellation of projects that include a brand new IP and a whopping three new Witcher projects.
Little information was given on the standalone IP other than it is in "the earliest stages of the creative process" meaning that development hasn't even begun. It is also codenamed 'Hadar' which keeps to the starry theme of every project's codename.
The Witcher projects, codenamed Polaris, Canis Majoris, and Sirius, will respectively include the next core-series instalment that we have already speculated over, a brand new standalone yet "fully fledged" Witcher instalment headed up by a new studio, and a bonafide multiplayer Witcher game headed up by The Molasses Flood Studio.
And though this list of confirmed projects does not confirm a Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer mode, hopping over to CD Projekt Red's Investor Relations profile reveals that the studio aims to introduce multiplayer to "most of [their] new games to enrich the single-player experience.
Combined with their promise that Project Orion will "prove the full power and potential of the Cyberpunk universe," we're pretty confident that some form of Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer is on the Tarot cards.
What we know for sure, however, is that we can expect to see more CD Projekt Red IPs on the small and silver screen as well as, yes, more mobile offerings. Though if they can pull off titles as great as Gwent, then we should be OK.