The first details of planned Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer modes may have been uncovered by dataminers.
References to Heists and Deathmatch multiplayer modes are present in the game’s executable file, DSOGaming reports.
Code related to Heists suggests players may be able to choose from various character classes in a co-op mission-based game mode.
The datamine also hints that multiplayer may rely on P2P connections rather than dedicated servers but given Cyberpunk’s online component is some way off releasing, even if the information is currently accurate it may be subject to change.
The company said last January that its Cyberpunk multiplayer game wasn’t likely to arrive before 2022, although its launch window may have been pushed back by 2077’s multiple delays and troubled launch.
During a conference call with investors and members of the financial media in December 2020, the company was asked if the earliest people should now expect the Cyberpunk multiplayer game is in 2023.
“First and foremost, we haven’t confirmed any date yet, and as I said before, it’s hard to judge now,” CD Projekt president and joint CEO Adam Kiciński responded. “We are in a situation which was not planned and we’ll have to reassess where we are and that’s the plan for January.”
Kiciński has also said CD Projekt expects to share information about the Cyberpunk multiplayer game and other new titles during a strategy update in Q1 this year, either at a dedicated event or as part of the company’s full-year financial results, which are traditionally announced in March (although in 2020 they were published in early April).
Developer CD Projekt Red recently denied claims about cut Cyberpunk 2077 content, as well as suggestions that major departures from the studio are imminent.