Cyberpunk 2077

CD Projekt RED, the studio behind The Witcher series, has been working on the new game for half a decade, and while we've heard very little about the game itself — The Witcher 3 expansions and Gwent took precedence — the developer rolled out a new trailer at E3 and shared a few teasers.

Here's all we know about it so far.

What is Cyberpunk 2077?

The world of Cyberpunk is to be set in the futuristic metropolis of Night City in the year 2077. The game itself will be an open-world RPG, much like The Witcher 3, based on the pen-and-paper tabletop Cyberpunk, created by Mike Pondsmith. It'll be familiar to anyone who is aware of the Blade Runner series of films. Think about cybernetic implants, advanced computer systems, and technology — essentially future stuff way beyond our current understandings.

The player will control the character called V, who can be a male or female and customized as the player sees fit. There are no strict classes available, though three have been brought across from the tabletop game that can be adapted to the development of the character. While many classes from the tabletop version of Cyberpunk will be present in the game, the player will be able to develop V to take advantage of skills from Netrunner, Techie, and Solo.

Cyberpunk 2077

CD Projekt RED is best known for creating immersive worlds, full of interesting characters, unique storylines and excellent experiences. This game will likely be indifferent. The team has taken its time with Cyberpunk 2077 and that can only mean we're in for a treat with a take on the Cyberpunk universe. There will be vehicles that can be driven, weapons that can be used to exterminate foes, and people to woo into romantic relationships.

Because of the setting, gunplay will play a part in Cyberpunk 2077, instead of swordplay. And abilities are going to kick some serious ass. You'll find yourself bending bullets around corners, gaining insight into enemy statistics, and much more. But again, how you choose to develop V is entirely down to personal preference and how you enjoy playing the RPG.

Multiplayer features are said to be in testing for the game, though we do not know what they will be. CD Projekt RED continues to bang the drum that Cyberpunk 2077 is a single-player game first and foremost.

When will Cyberpunk 2077 be released?

Cyberpunk 2077

The game has been in the works for many years now, but CD Projekt RED has yet to speak of a release date. The studio has kept to its guns with the statement that it will be released "when it's done." Luckily, the developer is owned by CD Projekt, which has Gwent and GOG to help finance development and ensure that more than enough time is spent on quality assurance (QA) to get it just right.

The speculation is that Cyberpunk 2077 will be properly announced at some point this year, with a follow-up release in 2019.

Related resources

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