Cyberpunk 2077 was first announced way back in 2012, while in 2013 it was revealed that CD Projekt Red’s ambitious game would also have a multiplayer component.
While we never got to the bottom of the matter over the months, many had high hopes for Cyberpunk 2077, with the idea that maybe it would be structured as a sort of GTA Online but set in Night City. Although it is now redundant to underline it, many of the things promised in the announcement and in the following years were not then included in the version of the game released in 2020.
About a year before the launch of Cyberpunk 2077, in fact, it was confirmed that multiplayer was not yet in development and that it would come after the release of the base game. However, when that time came, CD Projekt Red got to work solving several technical and performance issues. Therefore, the development team stated that the standalone multiplayer of Cyberpunk 2077 had been “reconsidered“.
CD Projekt Red’s words on the subject have confused many, including investors, as this came at the same time as it claimed that all of its flagship franchises would have online components.
But the fact is, according to what has happened so far, this online component may have been permanently canceled. Or at least so it was thought until now.
According to when revealed by Youtuber Tyler McVicker, the 1.3 update of Cyberpunk 2077 revealed that the mention of a “multi” component in the game files has changed. This change indicates that the multiplayer mode is back in operation, as well as another file indicating that the game will receive a second DLC after the first.
With these findings, it appears that the 1.3 update for Cyberpunk 2077 it may contain even more secrets about the game’s future content. Obviously it must be emphasized that, as well as any rumor, this news must be taken with a grain of salt awaiting official information.