As you know, the developers of Witcher 3 are the same ones behind the much-anticipated Cyberpunk 2077. The action role-playing game reportedly has a smaller world map as the game only takes place within a city and has no large countrysides or villages like Witcher 3. But Producer Richard Borzymowski assures gamers not to worry as Cyberpunk 2077 takes place in Night City, California, that’s set in an open world that will have players plenty of content to explore.
He told Games Radar at Gamescom: “If you look at pure surface [in terms of] square kilometers, then Cyberpunk 2077 might even be a little bit smaller than The Witcher 3, but it’s the density of the content, taking the world of The Witcher and squeezing it right in, deleting the wilderness between.”
He added, “It’s an integral part of the setting; it’s essentially a protagonist if you want to call it that, so it has to be denser. It wouldn’t give us the end effect we wanted to achieve if the city wouldn’t be believable […] so we packed it full of life.”
Night City is made up of six regions: the corporate City Centre, Watson, Westbrook, Heywood, Pacifica and Santo Domingo. There’s also a surrounding area outside Night City called the Badlands that can be explored. And that’s the farthest the in-game world goes. The city is controlled by corporations and the army while also affected by rampant gang wars and violence.
That does sound very comforting and with a game that boasts a multi-branch storyline with consequences and unique character customisation that allows you to even create a backstory for your character , you’ll want to hear assurances like this to ensure this game isn’t too good to be true.
The first gameplay footage was released last year in a 48-minute playthrough.
You can watch it here:
But as you can see, this isn’t the final look of the game. So you can expect that there may be some changes made when the official game comes out.
You can see a sneak peek of the latest gameplay demo (released on 21 August):
Twitter uploads don’t do any video justice. Good thing there’ll be a live stream of more gameplay of Cyberpunk 2077 this week.
On 30 August this week at 2am Singapore time, CD Projekt Red will be hosting the stream live from its HQ in Warsaw. The stream will include a better look at the game and Pacifica and some interviews with the developers about more game details and the creative decisions made during the making of the game. And maybe finally reveal what character Keanu Reeves plays? We can only hope!
Cyberpunk 2077 is now available for preorder and will be released on 16 April 2020.
Stay tuned for more updates!