CD Projekt announces a 2021 roadmap update for Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher series; Cyberpunk multiplayer delayed until at least 2022
CD Projekt has had a tough start to 2021, from company-wide hacks to buggy and delayed Cyberpunk 2077 patches. The company has just delivered a 34 GB patch for Cyberpunk 2077, so it seems committed to fixing the mess of a game released in December. Now, CD Projekt has revealed its 2021 update roadmap, but it has left us scratching our heads somewhat.
In January, CD Projekt outlined its plans to update Cyberpunk 2077, which included two patches, free DLCs and a free next-gen update. Its latest announcement simply reiterates that, but appends that it released Hotfix 1.11 because Patch 1.1 broke part of the game. Unfortunately, we are none the wiser about when these DLCs will arrive or how many there will be. CD Projekt now states that it will release the game's next-gen update in 2H 2021, although that was already deducible from its previous roadmap.
Similarly, it has been six months since CD Projekt announced a next-gen update for The Witcher 3, which it has reiterated in its latest roadmap. Nothing appears to have changed either, meaning that the update would be free for people who bought the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One game. PC gamers are out of luck though, and must purchase the 'visually and technically enhanced version of the game' separately.
We now though that the next-gen update should arrive in 2H 2021 though, which is a rough estimate at best. Likewise, CD Projekt has stated that it will continue to update GWENT: The Witcher Card Game and will bring The Witcher: Monster Slayer mobile game out of beta. Again, these are things that would have been expected of CD Projekt, anyway.
The only glimmer of new announcements comes in the form of Cyberpunk 2077 expansions and the 'addition of online elements'. Previously, CD Projekt stated that Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer would be a standalone project, so it remains to be seen what the company means by 'online elements'. However, neither of these will be arriving until 2022, at the earliest. Ultimately, CD Projekt's news is that it remains on track with what it has already announced for 2021.