Last month, word from CD Projekt Red was that the developer was considering adding a multiplayer component to its upcoming RPG, The Witcher 3. But today, Eurogamer has confirmed—after an earlier report in Forbes—that the game would only offer a single-player experience. Said Michal Platkow-Gilewski, CDPR’s head of marketing:
“There’s no place for multiplayer in so strongly a story-driven game as The Witcher 3. We want to focus on the single-player experience, delivering more than 100 hours of truly immersive gameplay.”
The Forbes article breaks down the “100 hours” figure: apparently 50 hours of the game will be made up of the main story, while another 50 hours are comprised of side missions and exploration.
So even though the developer had been toying with the idea earlier, it’s not surprising that Witcher 3 will be multiplayer-free. It’s the kind of game that is tailor made for one and only player. I can’t really even imagine what would’ve happened in a multiplayer mode…can you?