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Cyberpunk 2077 announcement

Cyberpunk 2077 announcement

CD Projekt RED, the studio that gave us The Witcher, yesterday announced the arrival of a new license, Cyberpunk 2077. Mature and non-linear RPG in a cyberpunk universe ... We can clearly expect a great game from the studio. For more information here is the press release.


Warsaw, 18 October 2012 – CD Projekt RED has officially announced the title of its in-development role-playing game. “Cyberpunk 2077” will be set in the world created by Mike Pondsmith, one of the fathers of the cyberpunk genre and the creator of the cult-classic pen-and-paper RPG, Cyberpunk.

“The Team has to love the material. The Team has to want to be faithful to the material. The Team has to have the skills to execute the material and see that vision through to the end. They have to be on fire with the desire to make an extraordinary game.

And that leads, at last, to why we hooked up with CD Projekt RED” – Mike Pondsmith commented, why he has chosen to work with the Polish game developer.

The cyberpunk atmosphere, well known from William Gibson’s novels, the “Blade Runner” movie and the famous pen-and-paper game, “Cyberpunk 2020”, will surround the player. The creators promise that “Cyberpunk 2077” will be true to the essence of the cyberpunk genre. Players will be thrown into the dark future of the year 2077 and into a world where advanced technologies have become both the salvation and the curse of humanity. A multi-thread, nonlinear story designed for mature players (a CD Projekt RED trademark) will take place in the sprawling metropolis of Night City and its surroundings.

Players will have a chance to visit places well known from “Cyberpunk 2020”, including a combat zone completely taken over by gangs, the legendary Afterlife joint and the nostalgic Forlorn Hope.

Freedom of action and diversity in gameplay will be delivered thanks to the sandbox nature of the game and mechanics inspired by the “Cyberpunk 2020” pen-and-paper system, fine tuned to meet the requirements of a modern RPG. Gameplay will pump adrenaline through players’ veins and be consistent with the celebrated Cyberpunk spirit – rebellion, style, edge, uncertainty. And of course, a cyberpunk reality cannot be deprived of murderous steel – guns, rifles, implants, dozens of gadgets and other varied pieces of equipment needed to survive on the streets of Night City. The developers are focused on making the technology of 2077 credible and exciting.

For more info please visit the newly launched blog: cyberpunk.net and read some articles written by both the developers from CD Projekt RED and Mike Pondsmith himself.

Teaser

All comments

Commented on 2012-10-19 13:23:40
Ma man, 80's synth vibe is strong on this one.
Commented on 2012-10-19 13:34:55
What type of a genre is it anyways? Cant get excited for anything until i know what genre it is and i see gameplay of it.

If its anything less than a Action RPG, count me out.
Commented on 2012-10-19 13:41:00
I doubt it will be a True action rpg, if it will use pen&paper rules,

"For hardcore Cyberpunk 2020 fans out there, twiddling with rules in such a way may seem like blasphemy," the post continued. "But rest assured that we are working very closely with Mike Pondsmith to ensure that the unique feel of the original, paper game is preserved intact.

"Of course we may need to change some things, add new elements or even drop the ones that simply do not work in a video game ('Geology' skill, anyone?)."

All CD Projekt has revealed so far about Cyberpunk 2077 is that it will take place in the year 2077, be a sandbox-style game and transpire in a place called Night City. Sandbox is one of those words bandied about a lot, but it's important here because CDPR admits it hasn't really done it before.
Commented on 2012-10-19 13:41:33 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
What type of a genre is it anyways? Cant get excited for anything until i know what genre it is and i see gameplay of it.

If its anything less than a Action RPG, count me out.
Freedom of action and diversity in gameplay will be delivered thanks to the sandbox nature of the game and mechanics inspired by the “Cyberpunk 2020” pen-and-paper system, fine tuned to meet the requirements of a modern RPG. Gameplay will pump adrenaline through players’ veins and be consistent with the celebrated Cyberpunk spirit – rebellion, style, edge, uncertainty. And of course, a cyberpunk reality cannot be deprived of murderous steel – guns, rifles, implants, dozens of gadgets and other varied pieces of equipment needed to survive on the streets of Night City. The developers are focused on making the technology of 2077 credible and exciting.
Commented on 2012-10-19 13:44:01
never heard of the "classic" pen and paper RPG "cyberpunk" so i really don't know what to expect.

neither peices of artwork they've released have been that great tho imo. looks a bit typical. hopefully they'll show something worth seeing soon though.
Commented on 2012-10-19 13:53:19
No idea as well, i i just need gameplay, awesome CGI for eye candy lol
Commented on 2012-10-19 14:23:10
CD Projekt RED I have your back on this one.
Commented on 2012-10-19 17:16:15
Very interested in this game, wonder how many similarities it will have with Deus Ex:HR.
Commented on 2012-10-19 19:18:47
This is actually not the same people who did The Witcher, but the premise sounds good.
Commented on 2012-10-19 21:07:41 In reply to synce
Posted by synce
This is actually not the same people who did The Witcher, but the premise sounds good.
Yes it is?
Commented on 2012-10-20 21:16:27
I'm interested
Commented on 2012-10-21 01:33:30
Although the Witcher looks excellent i'm much more of a sci-fi guy than fantasy. I can't wait to see what these guys do in the cyberpunk realm. Here's hoping it's something like Snow Crash.

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