Cyberpunk 2077 Will Be A True To Form RPG From CD Projekt RED

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Thus far we’ve heard precious little information about CD Projekt RED‘s Cyberpunk 2077. The mostly still-framed teaser trailer gave us a good look at the militarized, dystopian universe in which the events of Cyberpunk 2077 will unfold. It wasn’t easily discernible what genre the title would inherit, or even more so, what kind of gameplay we were to expect. With that in mind I wanted to get a bit of information about the project from developer CD Projekt RED. I knew the studio hadn’t openly spoken about the project since early last year, so my inquiries were going to have to be general.

To get a better feel as to whether, or not, we could expect any genre mashing or departures from the norm when it came to Cyberpunk 2077, I asked Michal Krzeminski, senior art producer at CDPR, if the studio would ever venture away from the RPG. If so, what genre would they find most appealing?

Role-playing games is what we love and what we’re good at. I don’t see it changing in the nearest future.

I also found it important to nail down the tone of Cyberpunk 2077. Based on the teaser trailer, it was clear that we were looking at a futuristic setting, but it seemed that the mature themes CDPR specializes in were still present. Krzeminski echoed my sentiment completely,

Yeah, definitely. Cyberpunk 2077 will also be a game for mature gamers and will feature a lot of tough choices and gritty stuff you come to expect from the setting.

It’s good to know that the team won’t be deviating from the tried and tested formula that has given The Witcher series such a distinct flavor. It’s really interesting that the studio was able to recreate the same plight Geralt constantly struggles with far into the future. Geralt has been deemed an outcast, and normal people are fearful of him due to his altered state. The same themes seem to be present, even in the small amount of information we have on Cyberpunk 2077.

It’s obvious that CD Projekt RED is focusing on finishing and shipping The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt before they reveal more information about Cyberpunk 2077; which is probably for the best. All I know is that I can’t wait to see more, and I’m starting to think that E3 2014 may be the perfect venue for it.

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Dylan Zellmer

Dylan splits time between games journalism, designing video games, and playing them. Outside of his deep involvement in the games industry, he enjoys It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Shameless, A Song of Ice and Fire, fitness, and family.
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