In a strategy update presentation yesterday, CD Projekt Red apologized for the sloppy messaging leading up to the release of Cyberpunk 2077, and emphasized internal changes being made to its marketing policies that aimed to make sure players were not confused or misled in the future. Unfortunately, it simultaneously confused investors that were present at the event.
The confusion is surrounding Cyberpunk 2077’s previously announced multiplayer mode. Cyberpunk 2077’s multiplayer mode was announced alongside the base game, but details thus far have been oddly sparse. In previous earnings calls it was clarified that the multiplayer mode was being developed by a team separate from the core game. CD Projekt’s president Adam Kiciński at the time said that “we [at CD Projekt] think about it as a standalone product,” but fell short of explaining whether or not the multiplayer mode would be released as a standalone product.