With the success of the Witcher 3, many people were hoping that developer CD Projekt Red would reveal a few new details about their new IP, Cyberpunk 2077, at E3 this year. It looks like disappointment is on the cards though as they stated in an interview, with Reuters, that they don’t intend to even discuss the game until at least 2017, which will allow them to spend the next few years focused on The Witcher. CDPR has said that they are very impressed with the sales for The Witcher thus far and they intend to use the profits to fund Cyberpunk 2077, which is their next big project.
The game was announced in 2012 and it places the player in a dystopian future in which advanced technology is “both the salvation and the curse of humanity.” This isn’t exactly a new idea as we have seen countless sci-fi games with the same overall theme but then again, knights and monsters in a medieval setting isn’t exactly revolutionary either and they managed to make a masterpiece out of The Witcher.
The game will offer a non-linear, open-world story taking place in a place called Night City and they say it will be tailored toward a “mature” audience as there will be blood, gore and violence aplenty. They also mentioned that, although there will be some form of multiplayer, the game will not be a multiplayer shooter because they intend it to be a “true RPG” with a heavy emphasis on story-telling. Hopefully this means that they will employ a similar structure they used for The Witcher as it was the over-arching consequences and brilliantly told stories that made the side quests into something that all upcoming RPGs should use as a benchmark.
Although we won’t be hearing much in the way of official news about the game for a while, they have set up a blog on which they have been posting small snippets of information from the development team which may help to keep you on the hype-train.
If you haven’t seen it yet, check out the teaser trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 below: