CD Projekt Red lifts lid on Cyberpunk 2077

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CD Projekt Red has provided the first in-depth insight into Cyberpunk 2077, at the ongoing E3 Show in Los Angeles.

The Polish developer has shown gameplay of the much-anticipated future-set open-world RPG to journalists at the show. Among those were Eurogamer, which wasted no time reporting on Cyberpunk 2077.

The website revealed a number of Cyberpunk 2077’s gameplay details. So we now know that in the game, you play as V, an urban mercenary carrying out missions for money. Unlike Geralt in CD Projekt Red’s best known game, The Witcher 3, V is entirely user-definable: you can make the character male or female, and customise their appearance extensively. You can also select a “life path” for the character which, according to Eurogamer, “Affects your experience within the world.” V has no rigid character class but you can adjust attributes like strength, intelligence, constitution and reflexes via a points system, and over the course of the game, you can lean towards the character types Solo, Techie or Netrunner.

The game – which adopts a first-person perspective — has a bullet-time effect. V has an apartment and can have one-night stands — CD Projekt Red was keen to point out that it is very much an adult game. Characters and factions within the game include Scavengers, who kidnap people in order to harvest implants, and “ripper doctors” who let you upgrade cyber-implants. 

Cyberpunk 2077 is set in the fictional Night City, in California, which Eurogamer described as vibrant and full of quests to perform; it has six distinct areas. As you would expect, the game has a prominent dialogue engine, and while you can drive vehicles, you can’t shoot from them while driving. 

As soon as we manage to get our hands on Cyberpunk 2077, we’ll report back – currently the game has no release date, although we know it will come out on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. If you want to keep abreast pf any developments, head to the game’s official website.