Despite previous cancellation statements, CD Projekt Red is reportedly still working on Cyberpunk 2077's multiplayer component.
Following Update 1.3's recent launch, dataminer Tyler McVicker advised the datamining community uncovered several references in Cyberpunk 2077's executable, which cited multiplayer and expansions. Outlined in a recent YouTube video, McVicker provided a breakdown of what they've learned.
Cyberpunk 2077 Multiplayer Might Be Back In Development
You can find the specific code below, while McVicker advised:
1.3 broke all the mods. Everything. It broke everything. It signifies that, on the engine level, everything has changed. I've talked with a few people that are deep into the modding scene and they have told me that fundamental building blocks of what creates the Red Engine Version 4 and Cyberpunk 2077 have been rebuilt — almost from scratch
That'll prove disheartening to existing modders, who may find their previous work is now entirely redundant, including the recently touted "Megamod".
However, this should be an important step behind-the-scenes to fix Cyberpunk 2077's wider issues, which saw no end of criticism at launch. For those interested, you can watch McVicker's full breakdown below.
Following Update 1.3, Cyberpunk 2077 introduced several new gameplay fixes alongside a slate of free DLC. While we're unsure what Update 1.4 will offer, CD Projekt Red's previous post-launch roadmap advised the next step would be the free next-gen console update. As always, we'll keep you informed when more information comes to light.