CD Projekt Red has announced that it is partnering with Canadian studio Digital Scapes, "creating and optimising technological solutions for use in the development of Cyberpunk 2077". No details on what brought about the long-term partnership, but looking at the studio's history it may be directly linked to possible multiplayer or online functionality coming to Cyberpunk 2077.
For those only interested in the single-player aspect of the game, there's no need to worry because CD Projekt Red has previously stated that it is focusing on delivering a single-player only experience at launch. So, if this partnership is to flesh out any online or multiplayer components coming to the game - we probably won't hear about it until after launch.
“Cyberpunk 2077 is our most ambitious project to date and we work hard every day to make it a creative and technological achievement. The Digital Scapes team brings aboard a lot of talent, experience and technical knowledge, and I’m very confident our long-term cooperation will add plenty to the game,” says Michał Nowakowski, SVP Business Development, CD PROJEKT RED.
“We are both excited and honoured to work with CD PROJEKT RED. Their incredibly creative and accomplished team of developers have been pushing narrative-driven, role-playing games to unprecedented levels. We look forward to helping them create the very best video games on the planet,” said Marcin Chady, Studio Head, Digital Scapes.
The studio's PvP invasion mode for Dying Light played to the strengths of that particular game, and with Digital Scapes featuring ex-BioWare and ex-Relic talent - this collaboration could lead to some exciting Cyberpunk 2077 developments.