CD Projekt RED Teases Sci-fi RPG Opus, Cyberpunk 2077
CD Projekt RED, the developer best known for their work on The Witcher series, has released our first (conceptual) look at their futuristic sandbox RPG, Cyberpunk,\ 2077. Based on the pen and paper role-playing game, Cyberpunk, 2077 depicts a future where the law hunts down individuals overcome by the toll cybernetic implants and synthetic substances take on human physiology.
Unlike the unpleasant stomach pumping that follows an overdose in the present, bullets are the only adequate answer to someone that’s gone “psycho” in the future, as their implants rebel against all organic matter (including the user’s), the side effect of which is rampaging massacres. Enter the Psycho Squad, a task force created namely to protect us meatbags from the cyber menace plaguing Night City, and the group you, the player, will be assigned to.
Being as it is a CG trailer, gameplay details are on the thin. CD Projekt has only made clear that the game will be an open-world RPG catered for mature audiences, it follows a multi-threaded plotline told in a non-linear fashion, and that it will focus heavily on character customization, with certain game mechanics reflecting aspects of the pen and paper RPG it takes inspiration from. No platform for 2077 has been specified and the developer’s official mention of a release only reads: “When it’s ready." Good enough for me.