Cyberpunk 2077 : Bring the Hype!

‘CD Projeckt Red’ are possibly the most famous games developers at the moment. ‘The Witcher 3’ is considered one of the greatest games of this generation and millions of gamers have be clamoring for their next big title. So what do we now know about the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077??

As the title suggests, it’s set in the future with similar ascetics to famous films like ‘Blade Runner’ and ‘The Fifth Element’. It’s based on a book called ‘Cyberpunk 2020’ but it’s not certain yet how closely it will follow it. The book itself outlined a vast and detailed world so ‘CD Projekt Red’ can basically play out any story they want which is great for creativeness.

1st Person Perspective

This got a lot of people angry for some reason. I guess because ‘The Witcher 3’ was a third person view, everyone believed their next title would follow suit. I place my faith in the developers that they know what they’re doing. At it’s core, it’s an RPG but it will also be a 1st person shooter and as long as these mechanics gel well together, we could have a brilliant game on our hands.

50 minutes of Gameplay

Some journalists have been lucky enough to watch 50 minutes of gameplay footage and the general consensus is that this is a game to watch out for. The gun play as mentioned above looks very slick and satisfying. There are ‘bullet time’ effects made available through augmentation which I’ll cover shortly. The cover shooting and action on screen was said to be very impressive and traversing around enemies to get off sneaky kill shots is meant to be a lot of fun, adding style and flair to the game.

Third Person View

Although primarily 1st person, the camera will go to third person for cut scenes and you can also choose to drive around the city in third person view which is great. Exploring a huge open worlds at top speeds in what looks like ‘Kit’ from ‘Knightrider’ on steroids is bound to be a whole heap of fun!

Character Creation

Your character is named ‘V’ but the rest is up to you. You pick gender and appearance before starting the game making your character unique to you. Admittedly, I wish we had a strong protagonist like ‘Geralt’ to command but again I trust the developers know what they’re doing

Augmentation

You can upgrade yourself, make yourself stronger etc through augmentation. This sounds very similar to Deus Ex and that’s not a bad thing. Upgrading your melee combat, gun combat and hacking skills through body implants sounds very sci-fi and a great way to make your own character adaptable to your play style

Story – Or lack of one

This is where we don’t have a lot to go on. We know it’s primarily set in the futuristic ‘Night City’ and that our character isn’t aligned with any gangs (at least not to start with anyway) which reminds me of the outsider vibe ‘Geralt’ was famous for. The world is run by mega corporations rather than government so corruption and money seem to rule the day. Apart from that….we don’t know much. ‘Cd Projekt Red’ are infamous for their fleshed out characters, detailed side quests, interesting back stories & amazing narrative plots. I can only hope they bring all these strengths into their new game…..I suspect they will.

Are you excited for Cyberpunk 2077? With no release date, can you predict when we’ll get to play it? Let me know in the comments below

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