Just last week, Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt RED provided an official update on its hotly anticipated game, confirming that development is progressing as planned. Though the development update didn't come with any details about the game's actual content.
Luckily for Cyberpunk 2077 fans, gameplay details have now arrived thanks to some leaks. YouTube channel Madqueen Show cites The Triple S League (a source of previous leaks about the game), explaining that CD Projekt RED is working to implement a "social hub" in the game that will allow players to interact with one another. The game's multiplayer has already been described as seamless by the developer, and channel host Madqueen adds that the social hub is going to be "the most important bridge between forever alone single player version and the multiplayer version of the game".
Madqueen also explains that the social hubs in Cyberpunk 2077 will mostly be found in bars "where we are going to find other activities to do". Some of these activities will include mini-games, explains Madqueen in a follow-up video. While plenty of games with social hubs feature smaller activities (such as the soccer mini-game in Destiny 2), CD Projekt RED is expected to take that a lot further.
For example, in The Witcher 3; Wild Hunt, the developer introduced a card game called Gwent. Gwent was so beloved by fans that the developer chose to spin the game off into a standalone release which has already proved to be incredibly popular. It would make sense if CD Projekt RED was developing Cyberpunk 2077's mini-games with a similar business plan in mind.
This information about the social hub and its activities is good news for fans who hope to spend a great deal of time in Cyberpunk 2077's world. While players already have lots to do with the game's character classes (which include journalist and rock star), the ability to do things with fellow players will only add to that.
However, some do fear that Cyberpunk 2077 is taking so long to release because of these rumored multiplayer features. The Cyberpunk 2077 development team is much larger than The Witcher 3's but this doesn't necessarily mean that the game will be completed any faster as adding multiplayer feature is a huge undertaking. The wait for the game may be long then, but these latest leaks suggest that it will certainly be worth it.
Cyberpunk 2077 is currently without an official release date and has yet to be announced for specific platforms.
Source: Madqueen Show