Cyberpunk 2077 – a computer Action / RPG game in the cyberpunk genre, developed by the Polish company CD Projekt RED. Announcement of the game took place on 30 May 2012. Currently release date is not known, but the developers do not plan to tell about the game until 2017.
On May 30, 2012 CD Projekt announced the development of a new game called Cyberpunk 2077. In the announcement, it was stated that the game was in development for a year, and that it is based on the board game Cyberpunk 2020. On August 13, 2013 the company was confirmed by the release of the game on platforms: PC, PlayStation4 and Xbox One. It is known, that the game will support the view of the first and third face. Cypberpunk developed in parallel with another project of studio – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which was released on May 19, 2015. For optimal speed operation of companies in 2013 was expanded staff of employees, which was divided into three teams. The forces of the smaller of them were aimed at the development of Cyberpunk. In 2015, Michal Platkovom-Gilevskim said that the main focus of the work was done on the Wild Hunt, so the development of Cyberpunk was inhibited, but its output is not canceled, and it will be released too. Later, the developer announced that CD Projekt RED does not intend to share the news about the upcoming game at least until 2017, referring to the success of the Wild Hunt. Nevertheless, at the exhibition “E3 2015” developers shared their impressions of Fallout 4 announcement, saying that as well as Bethesda, CD Projekt will show their game, when they can demonstrate a large part of it.
What is the Cyberpunk 2077?
Cyberpunk 2077 is based on the board game of – Cyberpunk 2020. Computer game based on a set of elements of numerous books about the fictional world of Mike – «Cyberpunk». The main elements are taken from the edition of "2020", but the events of the game will evolve later in the future, in 2077. However, the game will tell about the events leading up to it. Pondsmit is actively cooperating in development of 2077, giving advices on the mechanics of the upcoming game. The important thing is that the player will be able to create his own character and choose his class, and will not play for the main character as in "The Witcher". At the same time the players want to save the importance of the story, weaving into the history of the created character the elements of his fictional biography.
CD Projekt RED wants come up to their game, focusing on the stories of the characters and not on the war of corporations as in other major cyberpunk games, for example, Deus Ex. The game will take place in Night City. Although, along the passage player can visit other places. Night City – is a great city between Los Angeles and San Francisco, built by its founder Night. Streets described dark and rainy as in the movie "Blade Runner."
Cyberpunk 2077 is created by the canons of the "old" cyberpunk of 90th. The developing team inspired by the books of William Gibson, in particular, "Neuromancer." CD Projekt RED willing to show cyberpunk plausibly among the common people.This is for the reason that such technology could destroy the world of the game, but it is not the story that developers want to tell. In 2077 will reflect people's concerns associated with new technologies. Badovskiy described the game with the words: "In general, it will be a story for a grown adult players." The date of the game's events selected 2077 to refresh the concept of cyberpunk and bring in it something new.
Describing the genre of the game, developer called Cyberpunk a true role-playing game, with all its features. However, he added that he is working on the mechanics of shooting and combat, as it is important for this kind of games. The biggest challenge for developers is the combination of the skills of the character to the player's skills, but they have a lot of ideas about it, said Adam. In creating role-playing part of the game will be used all the experience gained over the years of "The Witcher". An important part will be the non-linearity of the game, that is the achievement of goals by the a variety of ways. However, this is not the main focus, as it already was in other games of genre. Developers want to transferred to a computer game features of desktop predecessor. The game will have an open world, so some of the events will be tied to the story, and the other on the research of the world.
Features and nuances of passage will depend on the chosen by player class, which will be transferred from the respective roles in the board game. Also, developers are thinking about the realism of the game inherent in Cyberpunk 2020. In the game will be considered the damage to certain implants of the character that will have an impact on the gameplay, as the damaged units will be shut down. When asked about the color that represented the Cyberpunk, the developer said that a specific filter will be used depending on its relevance in a particular place. According Adam, the color in the game – not more than aesthetic preferences of the developer at creation of the game. But he noted that between the color and the product can be strong association, for example, as in "The Matrix" with the green or in Deus Ex: Human Revolution with gold. Adam said that the cyberpunk – "is a mixture of what we know and what we do not know." Therefore, in their game they wish to carefully complement what is already known by cyberpunk elements like «Ghost in the Shell», that is, to represent the future, which is already quite close. An integral part of cyberpunk are implants, the possibility of modifying your own body and its consequences. In the game will be shown the impact of new technologies. For example, adds the developer, on our lives greatly affect new forms of communication (the Internet), which recently was not yet even in fantasy. New forms of communication, in turn, require new standards of behavior, certain reactions to them.
From the game is expected to be as competent as the transfer of the source and in a series of "The Witcher", and a new competitor in the Deus Ex series of cyberpunk genre. The game should inspire fans of the genre of cyberpunk-noir, the other major representatives of which are such films as "Blade Runner" and "Hotel" New Rose "." In the new game expected to be reflected romanticism uncomfortable future created by the source. A major advantage in Cyberpunk universe is the lack of large frames, which, for example, is in the "Matrix" or "Ghost in the Shell", which allows you to do crazy things in the game. Another advantage of the game world is expressed in the care of the cyberpunk genre of conservatism, which often go to the front role to wars corporations – in Cyberpunk 2077 much attention will be paid to the lives of ordinary citizens. All this will be done to create, perhaps, the most gloomy picture of all games.