The upcoming sci-fi RPG from The Witcher 2 developer CD Projekt RED has an official name, and we have some tempting details. CD Project RED announced today that Cyberpunk 2077, aside from apparently taking place 55 years after tabletop game Cyberpunk 2022, will include a mature multi-threaded narrative and plenty of futuristic firearms.
Players will be able to kit themselves out with assorted weaponry and cybernetic implants, all within the original spirit of “rebellion, style, edge, [and] uncertainty” influenced by films like Blade Runner. The game’s depiction of Night City will include several locales familiar to fans of the tabletop game, and the gameplay sounds like it could resemble that of The Witcher games.
“While still working on The Witcher 2, we started thinking about creating a huge RPG set in a sci-fi world,” Cyberpunk 2077’s game director Mateusz Kanik said on its new website. “We wanted to take the universal values we used in the game about Geralt and show them from a different perspective. On top of that, we had plenty of ideas for features that couldn’t be implemented in The Witcher simply because they didn’t fit in the setting.”
Cyberpunk 2077 is being developed in coordination with Cyberpunk 2022 creator Mike Pondsmith. He said that, while several developers have tried to tackle his original system and setting before, he believes he has found “the Right Feel, the Right Tech, the Right Resources and (most important) the Right Team” in CD Projekt RED.
No consoles or release date have been mentioned yet for the game.