We’ve talked a lot about the upcoming action RPG Cyberpunk 2077 which also recently released their official gameplay demo. We know that there’s going to be some amazing character customisation and how it can directly affect the overall main story.
But we’re still left wondering, is Cyberpunk 2077 essentially a first-person or third-person game? Because from the demo showed, we see a mix of the two.
CD Projekt Red’s global community lead Marcin Momot finally gave us the answer just a couple days ago on Twitter.
In a two-part tweet, he confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077 will be “100% first person” and explained the importance of full immersion in a first-person perspective game. At the same time, players can still view their customised characters in select parts of the game like some cut scenes and during driving sequences.
Fans quickly flocked to respond to this creative decision, with some voicing their support. However, not everyone is pleased with the news. Many cited that this dampened their excitement for the character customisation feature that the team had been playing up in every game update.
What do you think? As a staunch advocate of third-person perspective games myself, I’d been hoping for Cyberpunk 2077 to be TPP of course because FPP restricts my in-game view so it definitely doesn’t give me the “full immersion” feeling.
But I was still willing to close one eye (ha ha) and give it a try since the game genuinely sounds exciting despite it having a mix of the two. However, to have TPP to a bare minimum like that, it does make the character customisation feature kind of pointless.
But hey, that’s just me plus the game still looks fantastic! So I’m not going to sulk about it and just get the game anyway. At the end of the day, the story is what matters and from what Cyberpunk 2077 has presented, it triumphs the whole perspective issue anyway.
The debate whether a TPP affects or reduces immersion continues to rage on. Which camp are you in? And what are your thoughts about CD Projekt Red’s decision on this? Tell us in the comments.
Cyberpunk 2077 comes out on 16 April 2020 and is currently available for preorder.