With the originally planned online part of the role-playing game Cybepunk 2077, developer CD project Red His first great attack on the multiplayer segment wanted to venture. As is known, everything was different due to more than bumpy starts and the project is currently at the back.
Nevertheless, the Polish studio has by no means set the general multiplayer efforts and worked internally on in-house multiplayer technologies to improve single player games with multiplayer elements.
As now CFO Piotr Nielubowicz announced during a business conference, these efforts will be discontinued. As a reason he calls the Unreal Engine 5, which the studio will put in the future for his titles. These offer access to sufficiently finished, advanced multiplayer technology:
“In recent years, we worked to develop our multiplayer technology. In the course of the most recent decision to start strategic cooperation with EPIC Games and to use Unreal Engine 5, which offers advanced multiplayer solutions, we have set the further development of our own multiplayer technology. “