Does it really matter if it's available on GOG instead of Steam since you can just add the game to Steam and play it through there like you can with Witcher 3? I suppose it's a bit inconvenient for updates but it's hardly the "you must open our launcher just to play this game" bollocks peddled by Origin, uPlay and Epic.
Pretty sure they've confirmed its still coming but just not at launch and that they had little details to reveal at the moment. They've reaffirmed it didn't take away focus from single player content though.
It's mainly that they haven't been willing to talk about it yet. As the game is singleplayer focused and they don't want to muddy that perception I believe. They don't want people hyping up, speculating or getting pissed about possible MP. As singleplayer game is what they are selling right now.
If I was to speculate though, the multiplayer functionality could be something with the mini-games in example. Going into a bar for pool and you can play against others online. Or online car races etc. This isn't something they have hinted at, as far as I know. But I could see this being the case.
They could also have separate multiplayer game in Cyberpunk universe (coming later). Just like Gwent and Thronebreaker are kind of their own things.
Multiplayer will be like GTA Online is my best bet. They surely want their own GaaS thingy. It will have microtransactions in some way or another. Maybe bigger paid expansions like The Witcher 3 with smaller free updates? If they are going the multiplayer-route they will want to monetize it.
But maybe multiplayer is simply something a-synchron with community challenges? Or invasions and helpers like Soulsbourne games. Coop like FarCry 4+5? We will know in a few years ;)
It's possible they have this as a GoG exclusive. They tried it with Thronebreaker already. Thronebreaker doesn't have quite the same pull as Cyberpunk will, so it has better chance for success. But if that was what the tweeter was getting at, then they would just have asked if it will be exclusive to their own store/launcher not the Epic store. Or asked if it will be on Steam, if that's what interested them.
Hey I'm down for all of this. I wonder what the multiplayer component would be. I always thought it'd be co-op play or something like that, but since people are guessing stuff like "battle royale", now I'm beginning to think it could be something else? Either that or everyone else is just overthinking it?
lol at that Epic store comment, ya don't say! A company with their own storefront to distribute their catalog ofc they'd never consider Epic. They'd be exclusive to their own store if anything, though they probably don't have the infrastructure and server resources the other big boys (Valve and Epic) do to actually pull that off on PC.
Cyberpunk is gonna be a thing to behold on next gen consoles.