Cyberpunk 2077 will be CD Projekt Red‘s first game outside The Witcher universe, and its first foray into science fiction. Based on the Cyberpunk series of tabletop games, it is, as its name suggests, inspired by the pioneers of the cyberpunk subgenre – namely William Gibson and Bruce Sterling. We can, therefore, expect plenty of cyborgs, AI, benighted cities, and scary corporations.
The company spoke briefly about the scope of their upcoming sci-fi RPG at the Pareto Securities Gaming Seminar last week (via PCGamer).
“Cyberpunk is our new Witcher 3, but even more ambitious,” CD Projekt CEO Adam Kicinski said. “Our goal is to establish a new blockbuster franchise from the beginning. We work [in a] new universe, futuristic universe. We believe it’s very appealing to players, not only RPG players — but this is [a] true RPG, like Witcher, like Witcher 3, for mature audiences. It’s handcrafted, detailed, of course, open-world, with open-ended gameplay.”
Expectations are already high for CD Projekt Red‘s next title, and Kicinski’s latest words are only building more hype. Here was their first teaser trailer from 2013.
Rumors have emerged which suggest that Cyberpunk 2077 might take place in a “living city” that functions on its own accord regardless of whether or not the player is actively involved in a certain area or not. The actions of this city will apparently be governed by a complex series of AI rules that will allow for developer CD Projekt Red to maintain the illusion of a truly dynamic world.
Furthermore, Cyberpunk 2077 may very well feature a complex multiplayer mode that involves the use of several technological tools and grants the developers have apparently applied for.
The studio will make an appearance at E3 2018, which could mean we’ll hear more about the game then.
Cyberpunk 2077 doesn’t have a release date at the moment but it’s aimed to be released for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.