As I was watching the press conference with millions of folks at 2013’s E3 it was announced from CD Projekt Red that they were going to be releasing a new IP. This was going to be a science fiction RPG based off an RPG created by Mike Pondsmith and entitled Cyberpunk 2077. For years I’ve waited with baited breath to hear anything about this project. E3s came and went and there was nothing revealed about this game.
Until this year’s E3 where we were treated to a trailer for the game.
A video dropped for Cyberpunk 2077 and it’s a 48 minute trailer showing off the gameplay. And while part of me wants the game to be released right away the rational part of me would rather wait and have CD Projekt Red release an amazing title. This game takes place in the year 2077 in a city called Night City that is set in Northern California. Night City is a very dangerous place but you take on the role of V and you can not only choose your sex and appearance but your backstory as well. Yes, you heard right as you can choose who your childhood hero was, what traumatic thing happened to you when you were a kid and what prompted you to come to Night City. Each of these may sound like a gimmick however, each will give you bonuses and/or skills at the beginning of the game. After you put points into six of the key attributes Strength, Reflexes, Cool, Intelligence, Tech and Constitution these will also influence how you play the game. If you wanted to be a heavy brawler you can put in high points into Strength and Constitution or you can play a cold gunslinger with points in cool and reflexes.
The customization options are endless.
Cyberpunk 2077 is going for a FPS style rather than a 3rd person view as they want to immerse the players in the world they have created. And the world they have made so far is amazing as each of the inhabitants has their own day and night cycle. Each of these people will have something to do in the day (whether it’s going to a job or hanging out in a building) and doing something entirely different at night. This makes for a more believable game world and this might actually be the first game where you can just sit back and watch the world go by.
This is just scraping the tip of the iceberg as there are other things that are unique to this game such as cyberware. You can install various upgrades on your body that will give you bonuses in combat, added perception or just the ability to move quickly and become a harder target to hit. You can even install illegal military cyberware but be warned as with everything else this comes with a price. Also, each of the missions can be handled the way you want as you can opt for a diplomatic solution to a problem or just go in guns blazing. The way that you play is completely up to you.
Right now we don’t have a release date for Cyberpunk 2077 however, my guess is either next year or more realistically two years from now. Think about it. How cool would it be to play this game in the year 2020 as it coincides with the precursor to this game which was Cyberpunk 2020? So what do you think? Are you excited with the new 48 minutes of gameplay footage? Let us know by commenting below!