Cyberpunk 2077 Release Date, Trailer and Rumors
Cyberpunk 2077: A new project from CD Projekt Red
I guess everyone in the gaming world knows CD Projekt Red and loves its ground-breaking Witcher series. Now this Poland-based video game company is going to treat us with an even more challenging title – Cyberpunk 2077. Since the development process is still underway, we at DMarket are keeping an attentive eye on every bit of information known to the public.
To help you out, I’ve arranged all the facts and rumors circulating around the upcoming game in this review.
What is Cyberpunk 2077?
No more fantasy settings with all that, you know, dungeons-and-dragons stuff! This time around, the creators of Witcher 3 are building up a dystopian urban environment, full of neon lights and futuristic technology. The guys from CDPR were inspired by a table game Cyberpunk 2020 with all its noir atmosphere and worked-out storyline.
One may wonder if that isn’t a surefire way to create a best-selling game. Using a great story to make a game that will fly off the shelves seems to be a piece of cake! However, the reality is more complicated. CD Projekt Red never piggybacks off other people’s success. Instead, they take popular worlds as a background and fill them with their own ideas.
Mike Pondsmith, a creator of the original Cyberpunk universe, shares his excitement about CDPR’s plans to create Cyberpunk 2077
Cyberpunk 2077: Release date
Another fact that makes CDPR stand out from the crowd – they don’t fool their fans with empty promises as many others do. Given this, there is no certain release date as of yet. In my strong opinion, this only proves the fact that the guys from CD Projekt Red do not need any extra hype and keep their focus on creating a masterpiece game.
What’s more, the developers are by and large against introducing notorious monetization models into their new title. Unlike, say, Activizion and Blizzard games, the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 will feature no pricey loot boxes, season passes or any other pay-to-win methods that would affect the gameplay.
We have no hidden agenda and are telling the same message to our investors as well as to gamers. Loot boxes are the seeds of evil for the gaming industry,
Marcin Iwiński, co-founder of CD Projekt Red.
Cyberpunk 2077: Gameplay facts and rumors
Despite dubious rumors, there are some proven facts that can be deduced from the E3 trailer and interviews with game developers.
- Connection between the Witcher and Cyberpunk universes. One of the most widespread rumors around the upcoming game is its concurrence with The Witcher’s lore. It is based on the dialog between Ciri and Geralt.
This news turns out to be fake though! The CEO and game director are quite unanimous that they are going to create a completely new world. So, unfortunately, fans will not come across their favorite characters in the new title.
- Is Cyberpunk 2077 going to be RPG? Yeah, the game will have a first-person view mode and show us a very cruel futuristic city full of violence and kills. I guess the game will include a lot of shooting and hardly suit younger audiences.
- Can users customize their characters? Unlike the Witcher series, here in Cyberpunk 2077 players can create and tailor not only the protagonist’s appearance but also some personal traits that will affect interaction with NPCs.
- What are known in-game weapons? Marcin Wiech, the game developer, modelled and textured two types of firearms, namely Militech Crusher and Police Assault rifle. We’re not sure if it will be their final appearance, but they look stunning. Moreover, weapons will differ in color according to classic RPG rarity classification.
- What vehicles can you drive/pilot? Well, you can surely drive cars and bikes, but flying will be only for automatic flights over certain routes.
- New engine for the new title. The developers say that the Witcher 3 game engine was 90% reworked to suit Cyberpunk 2077. What’s more, there’ll be no loading screens between locations.
- Large playable Night City districts. The CDPR is about to offer us a huge open-world setting with diverse locations: from expensive and recreational to poor industrial zones. For now, six are already known – Heywood, City Center, Pacifica, Santa Domingo, Watson, and Westbrook.
- Immersive quests. Patrick Mills, a quest designer at CD Projekt Red, comments that Cyberpunk 2077 is supposed to be RPG featuring only some FPS elements. All the quests are promised to be as enticing as the famous Red Baron’s line of quest from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
Well, it’s an RPG. It’s an RPG before it’s a shooter. And it’s really about making a character and inhabiting that character and living in this world and making choices from not just the point of view of that character but also of yourself,
Patrick Mills, quest designer of CD Projekt Red.
- Single-player mode. There are no proven facts that CDPR will introduce any multiplayer option into the title. The guys are best known for their single-player video games, so let’s hope they won’t fall flat this time with adding unnecessary bells and whistles.
- Rockin’ music. Great music themes will create a unique in-game atmosphere. The official trailer features a famous rock band Lizzy Wizzy and the Metadwarves that are most likely to feature in the game.
- Cross-platform release. The developers are quite optimistic about next-gen consoles’ performance. Hence, I do believe Marcin Iwiński and want to see not only a PC version of Cyberpunk 2077, but also on Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro.
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