In a statement published on Twitter, the developer also confirmed it plans to release free DLC and post-release single-player content for the sci-fi RPG.
“Until now, the only thing we said about multi was that it was in R&D,” it said. “As we’re getting closer to launching ‘single player’ Cyberpunk 2077 in Apr. 2020, we’d like to confirm that multiplayer’s in the works!
“The plan for now is to deliver Cyberpunk 2077 in April, then follow up with DLCs (free!) and single player content, and — once we’re done — invite you for some multiplayer action.”
The developer’s official line on multiplayer has previously been that it was “researching” the concept.
Speaking about the possibility of a multiplayer mode at E3 in June, CD Projekt Red’s Alvin Liu told VGC: “It’s very important to us and we’re still working on it, but it’s very much in research and development right now.
“We’re focusing heavily on the single-player experience, but we’re thinking about what it means to be online. We’ll talk about that after we finish the game.”
CD Projekt Red released a new 15-minute Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay video in late August.
For more on the game, check out VGC’s recent interviews with CD Projekt Red senior concept artist Marthe Jonkers and Cyberpunk creator Mike Pondsmith.