Cyberpunk 2077 will offer a completely different experience to the Witcher 3

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The Witcher 3 is a triumph. It’s one of the better games I’ve played this year and does something few open world games manage to do; not kill players with the boredom of a billion uninteresting things to do. Even its paid-for DLC is excellent – with the first one, Hearts of Stone, garnering widespread critical acclaim.

Most of the team has moved on to the next game though; Cybernunk 2077. Thematically and aesthetically, it’s going to be a very different sort of game to The Witcher 3 – though you’d expect given that game’s success that the temptation would be to take the futuristic cyberpunk setting and transpose it atop The Witcher 3’s framework – because that would still be a good game. But that’s not what’s happening.

Saying very little at all, CD Projekt RED’s Lead Quest Designer for Cyberpunk Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz said that while they’ve definitely learned things making The Witcher 3 and will keep successful elements, Cyberpunk will offer a completely different experience.

“Definitely, we want to keep the things that were good about it [the quest design system] for Cyberpunk, and basically we don’t want to change things that were working properly. So we will stick to the guidelines that were working.

I think there are things that we could have done better, so we will adjust it to Cyberpunk’s requirements. Also, it’s a completely different game, it’s obviously an RPG as well, but it has totally different systems. We need to focus on making the gameplay fun in different ways than sword fighting is.

So I think we will have to adjust, but like I said, we will try to keep all the good things that we did on The Witcher.”

We know very little about Cyberpunk. Like many games, films and books with a similar setting it’ll focus on a dystopian futuristic world in which ultra-modern technology co-exists with a degenerated human society. It was announced in 2012 – and has no release date as yet. I wouldn’t expect to see it until 2017 at the earliest.

Last Updated: November 2, 2015

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Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

  • HairyEwok
    • Hammersteyn

      Seems…… suggestive

      • WitWolfy

        Maybe thats how he introduces himself to women as well. hehehe

    • The Sten


      • Sageville

        DOOD NOOOO!!

        Fek now I’m the office guy laffing at his screen!

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        What’s that Miley? Timmy’s fallen down the well?

      • Rock789


    • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

      Golden, this deserves to be featured

  • Hammersteyn

    a completely different experience to the Witcher 3…… so it’ll have DRM?

    • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja


    • Doing a lot of running today I see?
      If you keep this up you’ll likely get… Hammered… 😀

      *runs too

      • Hammersteyn


      • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

        [awaits the impending earthquake of all the hammer running]

        • Or hammer dancing :X

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            Oh you

    • Zing!

  • Viking Of Science

    Just look up the Cyberpunk 2020 Tabeltop RPG, by Mike Pondsmith, It should give you a fair idea of the System/Setting etc.

  • After playing Witcher, stil am, and keeping a nose to the ground for this game, I’m rather keen to be honest.

  • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

    Now if I can only tear myself away from Warframe to finish my NG+ of W3, then I’d be able to play the expansion

  • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    Every time I read news about this, I end up learning nothing… All I know is that it’ll be like The Witcher 3, but it also won’t be like The Witcher 3, which is a bonus…or so I think…

  • Doesn’t matter if it’s completely different, it’s going to be the bestest with no DRM, just like Witcher III Oh, fuck.

    • Nikola

      Hey hey DRM is a very touchy subject around here be careful he could spawn out of nowhere again!

      • Mossel

        He who shall not be named. xD

        • Nikola

          I heard if you speak his name fast 3 times he appears out of thin air!

          • Deceased



      • But Craig misses it!

        • Nikola

          We all do!! #bringhimback

  • Nikola

    These guys can have my money and my pre-order after Witcher 3 honestly. I even gladly payed for their Witcher expansion and was not dissapointed even a bit:)) I actually pre ordered Hearth of Stone and just realized I have pre-ordered DLC LOL!!

  • Tulipdame


  • CodeDisQus

    Been excited about this game ever since that awesome trailer (which showed next to nothing) in 2012 I think…..hurry up 20….whenever!

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