CD Projekt hit it big when they got their hands on The Witcher series of books, which until then, had only expanded beyond the paper to include one horri-bad film. Following that success with a hit sequel and a port to Xbox, the developer is looking to the future for their next game, Cyberpunk 2077.
First teased last year May, Cyberpunk 2077 is based on the pen and paper RPG, on a world where cybernetic enhancements coexist with the obligatory dystopia of the future. Here’s the first official CGI trailer that hints at what CDP is looking to create, and an official statement regarding the game:
The teaser shows how the Psycho Squad might acquire a new member.
The Psycho Squad specializes in combating “psychos” — individuals who overuse implants and substances that boost or otherwise alter the human body.
There comes a point when they overdose on these innovations, and their bodies start to rebel against their biological body parts as well as all things organic around them. Simply put, they start killing people, who they now derisively call “meatbags.”
When a psycho goes on the rampage, strange things can happen. There’s carnage, and the psycho might be taken down by regular police, but they’re not always able to get the job done.
When things spin out of control, they call in MAX-TAC (Maximum Force Tactical Division), popularly called the Psycho Squad.
And as for the world itself, here’s some more details. You meatbags. Bite my shiny metal ass!
In Cyberpunk 2077, the player will be thrown into a dark future. The metropolis of Night City is a stage set to tell the tale of one individual, raised on the streets, who tries to lift himself up from the gutter and find a way to survive amongst boostergangs and megacorporations in a city of filth and sin.
Drugs, violence, poverty and exclusion haven’t disappeared by 2077, as people stayed they were for centuries – greedy, closed-minded and weak. But not only ghosts of the past trouble mankind, but new issues have appeared.
Psychos go on rampages and the streets are filled with junkies addicted to a new form of entertainment – the braindance, a cheap way to experience the emotions and stimuli of someone else, someone living a more exciting life.
Of course, getting jiggy with it in some grey matter can have some side effects:
Entering the mind of a serial killer means not only seeing the monstrosity he performs, but also living his lust to kill and fulfillment.
I see you chaps, slobbering away now at this game. So you want to know when it’s due, huh? Well uh, short story is, it won’t be this year. Or the next year either.
The open world RPG from CDP is being targeted for a 2015 release date, but the developers also say that in all honesty, it’ll be ready when it’s done.
And I have no problem with that. They’ve built up a fine portfolio so far, have managed to retain their creative independence and have produced games that usually require hundreds of people and enough cash to buy a small African nation.
Although there’s going to be one hell of a long line of people waiting to brain-dance right now after getting more info on Cyberpunk 2077.
And for five Randelas, I’ll let you take a peek inside my brain. Come on now, don’t be shy…
Last Updated: January 11, 2013