CD Projekt Red has a track record of making very enjoyable single player RPGs with their Witcher series. Consequently, they have gained a very loyal fan base. Now they’re taking on multiplayer for their upcoming science fiction RPG, Cyberpunk 2077.
“It will be a story-based RPG experience with amazing single-player playthroughs, but we’re going to add multiplayer features,” CDPR managing director Adam Badowski told Eurogamer.net.
He also explains, “The first and most important environment for Cyberpunk is the city, obviously, but not only the city: you can expect some more environments in the Cyberpunk game. We want to start in the Night City, which is cool. And yes it will be an open world game as well.”
He discussed that the game will not have a fixed story since you are able to choose from different character classes. You can be a good guy or a bad guy since it will be a more open world RPG than the Witcher. The CDPR director emphasises that Cyberpunk 2077 is still in it’s prototyping stages and that the company’s focus is The Witcher 3, which is due in 2014. Badowski explains, “We don’t want to grow too big on the prototyping stage because it’s much easier to manage. It’s the crucial moment for Cyberpunk because we have tons of ideas and we need to have the perfect direction and we have to be in-line with the global vision of the game. We need to have precise, good, well-organised strike teams for that. The guys are working together brainstorming a lot, so a smaller team is better. And then we will go out to full production speed.”
He also hints at Cyberpunk 2077 releasing on next gen consoles and PC, explaining, “I don’t think that the gaming world is split between PC and consoles. I’m a console player and I was a PC player and … I don’t want to be treated as stupid or less smart than a PC player. It’s not like that. We definitely want to bring mature and ambitious gaming experience to the wider audience.”
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Cyberpunk 2077 is scheduled for release in 2015 for PC and most likely, PS4 and the next Xbox.