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Cyberpunk 2077 sidequests will be interwoven with the main campaign

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Sidequests are usually considered the ad break of video games. Shorter and less intense than the main campaign itself, a good sidequest rewards you with a diversion and a learning experience before you return to the golden path of a game’s particular story. Something you’ll seldom see with these shorter missions are ramifications.

Operating under Vegas rules, what happens in a sidequest, generally stays in a sidequest. Unless you’re CD Projekt RED that is, as the Polish developer is looking to make these missions more substantial in Cyberpunk 2077. Speaking to GamingBolt, CD Projekt RED level designer Miles Tost hinted at these adventures having a more connected impact on the world of Cyberpunk 2077, with actions taken inside of these sidequests having some sort of impact on the main campaign. “Sidequests are great opportunities for us to tell stories of our cyberpunk world,” Tost explained.

After all, despite not being a part of the main questline, they are still connected to the world and can elaborate on certain parts of it, like the characters. So it’s all interwoven. And yes, that also means that our sidequests could affect the main story.

Considering the pedigree of CD Projekt RED’s previous games and the sublime side-quests that The Witcher 3 had, I’d be keen to see more of this idea in action. Having stories that stand on their own and yet somehow contribute to a wider tapestry isn’t exactly easy content to create, but if anyone can do it, it’s that Polish team of ace developers.

It’s still going to be a while before Cyberpunk 2077 arrives. A recently deleted tweet from Turkish website Bilkom hinted at a 2019 release date for the long in development game, but take that with a pinch of salt for now. Until then, you’ll have to satiate that hunger for all things cyber with yet another viewing of the lengthy gameplay video.

 

Last Updated: November 6, 2018

21 Comments

  1. Bye bye social life

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    • Geoffrey Tim

      November 6, 2018 at 08:30

      Need one first. :/

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      • Admiral Chief

        November 6, 2018 at 09:06

        Savage

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      • CrAiGiSh

        November 6, 2018 at 09:53

        Boxer Announcement Voice – “And Geoff, goes huge with that one Tom. I don’t think his opponent will be standing up anytime soon”

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        • Pariah

          November 6, 2018 at 10:07

          Does anyone actually realise that was self-deprecating? The :/ emote isn’t just chalk & cheese. XD

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          • Geoffrey Tim

            November 6, 2018 at 10:09

            THANK YOU

          • Dresden

            November 6, 2018 at 10:13

            I also read that in a sympathetic tone. Still brutal though.

  2. Original Heretic

    November 6, 2018 at 08:28

    When this game comes out, I’m taking a week of leave to play it. Fuckit, that’s what’s happening!

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    • Admiral Chief

      November 6, 2018 at 09:07

      Just a week?

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      • Original Heretic

        November 6, 2018 at 09:51

        Any more than that and I’ll lose all motivation to ever work again.
        And then I’ll lose my job. And lose my income. And never be able to game again.
        Nooooooo! Don’t take away my gaming!

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    • Guz

      November 6, 2018 at 09:16

      Gonna need to upgrade my rig me thinks, next big pc upgrade will come when this game comes out, saving up already so its not such a shock to my bank balance

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  3. Kromas

    November 6, 2018 at 08:53

    “Sidequests are usually considered the ad break of video games.”

    Unless you are Bethesda. “I urgently need to go save my son ….. OOH a settlement needs my help!”

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    • Pariah

      November 6, 2018 at 09:00

      Sidequests in Bethesda games are the best place to find bugs. 😛

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    • Guz

      November 6, 2018 at 09:21

      ohh look a dwemer ruin entrance, lets have a quick look…… aaaand its been 4 hours xD

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      • Kromas

        November 6, 2018 at 09:22

        Quite recently during the F76 BETA they said it will run from 9pm – 1am I took them for their word and did not set my alarm so when the servers went down it was almost 4am. I had a fun day at work that day. 😛

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        • Guz

          November 6, 2018 at 09:31

          didnt your beta also get deleted and you had to redownload :/

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          • Kromas

            November 6, 2018 at 09:45

            Yeah but I only missed the first BETA date. I have played every single BETA date after. I am having a huge blast in the game. Tonight is 8-10 so only 2 hours.

  4. CrAiGiSh

    November 6, 2018 at 09:51

    My body …. is ready !!!

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  5. HvR

    November 6, 2018 at 10:11

    Every time I see a Cyberpunk article I have this weird feeling of missing someone.

    Anyway buy Cyberpunk 2077 do not support DRM

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