Polish developer CD Projekt RED is on a role. Fresh out of the development kitchen with the most-impressive The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the company has already set its sight on the upcoming RPG thriller Cyberpunk 2077. And going by what we have gathered from the early teaser of the game, the future looks promising for CD.
Cyberpunk 2077 was announced by CD Projekt RED back in 2012. And since then, the game has almost disappeared from the radar. However, as it seems, the developer is still unwilling to talk about the game, focusing more on the new Witcher 3 for the time being.
In fact, in a recent interview with Reuters' Jakub Iglewski, CD Projekt RED CEO Adam Kicinski said that "this year" will be all about The Witcher. And anyway, with the recent success of Wild Hunt, we don't see any reason why the developer would plan otherwise.
That being said, there's still a lot of time left before Cyberpunk 2077 is released officially. So let's take a look at all the things said and written about the game so far.
Cyberpunk 2077 Not Happening Until 2017
As stated earlier, don't expect Cyberpunk 2077 to happen anytime soon. Speaking to Reuters recently, CD Projekt RED confirmed that it isn't up for discussing the game, at least not before 2017. "We hope and we are certain that Cyberpunk has even bigger commercial potential," he said. "It is too early to talk about it, though." He added: "This year, and the next one will be the years of the Witcher."
A 'True RPG Game' on the Cards?
Back in January 2014, CD Projekt RED let out the first ever details for the upcoming game by claiming that the uber-futuristic Cyberpunk 2077 will arrive as a "true RPG game," bringing along with it new gameplay mechanics. The trailer following that featured slo-mo and a cyborg woman being shot to bits. "People have been asking me if Cyberpunk 2077 will have multiplayer or if it will be a straight-up shooter, and I tell them to relax, because it will be a true RPG game," CD Projekt RED co-founder Marcin Iwinski told IGN.
Work Done for 'Guns and Stuff'
If it's weapons you are after in the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077, know that the developer has already started working on them, going by a report that emerged in March. In an interview with NewGameNetwork, Senior Gameplay Designer at CD Projekt RED Damien Monnier, while reflecting on The Witcher 3, revealed: "I know a few people are pleased to not be doing swords and armors anymore. They want to change a bit, they're a bit envious of our Cyberpunk team. They want to be doing guns and stuff."
Will Probably Come To Next-Gen Consoles Only
As with any new game releasing now or in the future, expect Cyberpunk 2077 to be limited to the likes of PS4 and Xbox One for a certain period of time before CD Projekt RED makes the decision to whether or not port the game for last-gen consoles. Back in 2013, speaking with Polygon, CDP's business development manager Rafal Jaki said there around 210 staffers were working between the two projects (The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077). "I don't want to brag or anything, but really the stuff they've come up with is mind-blowing," said Jaki. He added that while Cyberpunk is definitely coming to PC, it "most probably will" also come to next-gen consoles, although nothing could be confirmed at that time.
Both First-Person and Third-Person Perspectives on Show?
According to an interesting presentation uploaded online, Cyberpunk 2077 should arrive with both first-person and third-person viewpoints. Apart from that, the document also focused on how Cyberpunk 2077 would feature "dense city environment + surrounding wastelands, tons of customization," and more.
Multiplayer Features Will be Included
That Cyberpunk 2077 will arrive with multiplayer elements inside it was revealed by CDP back in 2013. In an interview with Eurogamer, Managing Director Adam Badowski confirmed multiplayer will feature in CD Projekt's upcoming title. "It will be a story-based RPG experience with amazing single-player playthroughs, but we're going to add multiplayer features," he said at that time.
NPCs will Talk in Multiple Languages – Translator Implant Coming
In 2013, it was also revealed that there's a slight possibility that Cyberpunk 2077 will arrive with NPCs that will talk in their own original language, and that the player will be able to decipher their words with a translator implant. "The idea is to record everything in its original language. If there are, for example, Mexicans in the game, they will speak with slang. All performed by Mexican actors. Then a player could try a translating implant, and according to its level, he will get better or worse translation," said CDP's Sebastian Stepien in an interview with dubscore.pl. "Decisions are not yet made, but we are thinking about some kind of system which could tell more about the game world.," he added.
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