Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red has hired Canadian studio Digital Scapes to work alongside the Polish developer on the much-anticipated role-playing game. Digital Scapes worked with another Polish studio, Techland, on Dying Light’s Be The Zombie PvP mode, but there is no word yet on how Digital Scapes is contributing to Cyberpunk 2077.
According to PC Gamer, a press release from CD Projekt Red specifically called out Digital Scapes’ history with “AAA multiplayer console and PC game development, development tool creation, asset production, and cloud computing.”
Digital Scapes boss Michal Nowakowsi said in the press release that the deal is for a long-term partnership related to “talent, experience, and technical knowledge.”
Cyberpunk 2077 features multiplayer support in some capacity, but the game is billed as a “true RPG and definitely not a multiplayer shooter.”
CD Projekt Red’s Patrick Mills told Eurogamer in June that the studio was working on multiplayer functionality for Cyberpunk 2077 in an R&D sense. He teased that multiplayer may come after launch.
According to Variety, Digital Scapes will be helping CD Projekt Red with “creating and optimising technological solutions” to help in Cyberpunk 2077’s development.
GameSpot has contacted both CD Projekt Red and Digital Scapes in an attempt to get further details on this new partnership.
Cyberpunk 2077 places players in the role of V, a mercenary who can be augmented with all manner of cybernetic enhancements. The game is set in the futuristic dystopian metropolis Night City, and unlike the Witcher titles, it is played in first-person. You can watch 48 minutes of gameplay in the video embedded above.