The development team behind The Witcher series has not yet commented on what the addition of a multiplayer focused programmer would mean for the upcoming Cyberpunk project.
Michal Platkow-Gilewski, who is the marketing leader at CD Projekt RED
, told Eurogamer that, “As for the job ad: this post should be named Multiplayer/Online Programmer. I don’t want to comment on what this guy will create, it’s way too early.”
The team has not yet made any clear decisions about multiplayer and how it would be implemented in future games coming from the studio.
He added, “We want to bring to the team someone experienced in this field to evaluate our concepts and ideas. He will be one of backbone elements of our R&D. We believe that there’s still a lot of space for innovation in the RPG genre. At this stage of our games’ development, we want to explore all possible directions, check what would be cool, what’s feasible and – always the most important for us – what suits our games the best.”
The new multiplayer programmer will have to make the changes to the Red Engine designed to multiplayer integration and one of the requirements is experience working on role-playing games on the PC, the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360.
CD Projekt RED has not revealed whether the multiplayer position is linked to the new Cyberpunk
project or whether he would only work on the next installment of the Witcher series.
CD Projekt RED is best known for the complex and attractive game world that it manages to create, as well for the sense of choice that players get from its experiences.
Cyberpunk is an old pen and paper game which deals with the near future and a society where technology and surveillance are narrowing the space of human freedom.