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Multiplayer is on for Cyberpunk 2077 — possible for The Witcher 3

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CD Projekt RED is debating whether to bring multiplayer to The Witcher 3, but the feature is definitely coming to Cyberpunk 2077, the modern take on Mike Pondsmith's pen-and-paper role-playing game that's due out in 2015.

The developer's managing director, Adam Badowski, confirmed the news to Eurogamer today.

"It will be a story-based RPG experience with amazing single-player playthroughs, but we're going to add multiplayer features," he said.

As for The Witcher 3, he said, "We're thinking about something."

Both The Witcher 3 — coming next year — and Cyberpunk 2077 are open-world games.

"The first and most important environment for Cyberpunk is the city, obviously," Badowski said. "But not only the city: you can expect some more environments in the Cyberpunk game. We want to start in the Night City, which is cool."

But 2077 includes character classes, which makes gameplay a little more flexible. That allows for more possibilities than with Geralt, the protagonist of The Witcher. Players can't break his established fiction.

Despite the differences (and similarities), CD Projekt RED is equally focused on both games.

"We have two leading projects," said Badowski, "and they are the two hearts of our company."

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