A while back CD Project teased with a cyberpunk RPG game and have now officially named the game and given some details. The game has been named “Cyberpunk 2077” and will take place (you would never ever have guessed this) in the future.
Gamers can expect the atmosphere of William Gibson’s novels, The “Blade Runner” movie and the game Cyberpunk 2020 in Cyberpunk 2077. The game will throw players into the dark future of the year 2077 and into a world where advanced technologies have both saved and completely screwed the world as per usual, because technology is freakin’ evil. CD Projekt is promising a multi-thread, nonlinear story for mature players (no, not cyber porn) and have stated that the game will have a sandbox feel to it. Players will be able to visit places well known from Cyberpunk 2020, including a combat zone completely taken over by gangs called Afterlife as well as Forlorn Hope.
In a press release issued about Cyberpunk 2077, it’s been stated that it will “pump adrenaline through players’ veins” – so ready yourselves for some adrenaline pumping. The press release reads:
Freedom of action and diversity in gameplay will be delivered thanks to the sandbox nature of the game and mechanics inspired by the “Cyberpunk 2020” pen-and-paper system, fine tuned to meet the requirements of a modern RPG. Gameplay will pump adrenaline through players’ veins and be consistent with the celebrated Cyberpunk spirit – rebellion, style, edge, uncertainty. And of course, a cyberpunk reality cannot be deprived of murderous steel – guns, rifles, implants, dozens of gadgets and other varied pieces of equipment needed to survive on the streets Night City. The developers are focused on making the technology of 2077 credible and exciting.
CD Projekt Red has also launched an official blog for the game, which I must say is just awesome. There you can keep up with the progress of the game, download some wallpapers and watch some videos. Speaking of videos, check out this one where they reveal and discuss Cyberpunk 2077.
Last Updated: October 22, 2012