At the closure of the E3 press conference, the subtle hint about the release of Cyberpunk 2077 has created an uproar and it seems that eyes are set on this upcoming RPG game. Developed by CD Projekt Red; the same people behind the development of the Witcher series, this game is the brainchild of Mike Pondsmith. The story showcases V, the wanderer, jostling through Night City in California exploring different districts of the city and its surrounding regions. On the way, the character takes new jobs that are rather odd, meet corporate agents, and get along with some of the gangs in the city and the tech dealers.
As you gain credits and acquire new weapons or get Street Cred with modified optics, bewildered enhancements in the cybernetic and the bladed weapons such as Mantis Blades, all of them pull out of the forearms. You try to make yourself known to the others and suddenly discover that the characters at the other end try to utilize you to meet their own ends.
The announcement of the game
The announcement of the game came way back in 2012 and for the past six years, the gamers have not got much, except snippets of a few interviews. However, it seems that the game is much bigger than the previous Witcher 3 and the trailers are awe-inspiring. In the demo which came about in 2018 during E3, the introduction to the game looks astounding, and the gamers are eagerly waiting to explore it in detail.
Release date of CD Projekt’s Cyberpunk 2077
There are dismayed thoughts about the exact release date of the game, but the developer plans to release it between 2017 and 2021. The expectations are that it may hit the stores somewhere around 2019-20. Microsoft Windows, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are the platforms in which the gamers can enjoy this role-playing video game.
Character of the game
No one knows the lead character of Cyberpunk 2077, reminding you of Geralt of Rivia in the Witcher Series. However, this is an RPG game and the lead character is what you want it to be. You can create the main protagonist of the story and your choice will determine their position and place in Night City, California. Right from ethnicity or the background, the style or the gender, you can decide the story behind these characters and what must have brought them to the city. It is much like the conventional role-playing games in which you play as V, make significant decisions, and bring out the other characters. You change or upgrade yourself to track whether it fits the bill. The role-playing of the lead character along with the specific interests and background stories lead to the progressions of the game.
During the demo that was shown during E3, the developers may have spent some time or have gone through an array of options for customizing the character of the game. In fact, the character is nothing like what you often see in the RPG games such as Rockerboys, Nomads or Techie. In the beginning, the evolving class is based on your choice and the upgrades that the character goes through in the game. During the explorations in the city, you will get the opportunity to associate with Jackie, a reliable and robust partner who can become an asset as valuable for jobs that require exceptional and extraordinary force.
Setting of the game
Anyone can carry firearms in Night City and the raucous that the violent riots create are just about an everyday affair. Wearing bulletproof clothing is common, and no one cares if you are carrying a rifle or pistol. While you need to look out for things to stay alive in this city, it is worth turning a damn eye to the repeated violence that grips this city.
Option in Night City
Despite the continuing violence in this city, you may not leave it. For the lone wanderers in this city, the true belief that it is the epitome of success and fame is a foregone conclusion. The only thing that keeps you in constant fear is a failure. You have to exceed your own powers to create your presence in this city. Emerging as an ideal one or a unique brand is the key.
First person game
One of the stunning facts that have created an outcry among the fan base is that it is a first-person game. A lot of people keen to play this game have expressed disappointment over the first person nature of the game; be it the exploration throughout the city, the combat or the other sequences. In the vehicle segments, you can get a surprising break from the first person perspective.
Exploring Night City
The rush and the scramble in this busy metropolis are the prime attractions in the setting of the game. You can set out to explore the amazing city on the back of the motorcycle, on foot, in a car, and the spectacular train system. While some of the areas in the city may remain locked off or isolated, you can go on to those places where you have the freedom to explore as much as you can. There is an array of regions in the city, and there no restriction or cap for moving through different corners. While you can explore with freedom, there are striking encounters with different gangs that you may face to overpower the region and take control. However, you must prepare yourself before taking the action head-on. One of the gangs in this game is Maelstorm and their take on the encounters with powerful and fantastic weapons is a thing to remember. There are six districts through which you can move to Night City – Watson, Westbrook, Pacifica, City Center, Heywood, and Santo Domingo.
According to a video release of 2017, the game may be in a playable format, and in PlayStation 4. However, this is in no way a confirmation that it could be out soon. Before the eagerly waiting gamers can finally expect the release of this game, a good deal of time will pass and the final version is not likely to be available before another two to three years.
The tremendous amount of money that the developers have made from Wither 3: Wild Hunt provides an indication that the company is less likely to pay dividends to the stockholders during this year. Talks are around for the appearance of a new trailer with enormous potential and the game can supposedly be seen in action prior to the expected release dates. We are still waiting for folks! Have anything to say?
For every action in this game, there is likely to be a consequence, so think before you shoot in Night City and the districts.
Although the game is very far from release right now, the gameplay mechanics is likely to be solid. None of the players assuming the roles are likely to be compelled to adopt a specific style of fighting and this is to say that the players will have their freedom. While dealing with the enemies, you can just go about doing what you want, and try to choose the style that fits your regimen. The chances of stealth mechanics are likely as you judge from the wording of the game.
According to the designer of this game Mike Pondsmith, “We need space, we need time, and we need the privacy to mull it over” He goes on to say further that “We have an awful lot of stuff that we want to do, and it’s going to take time to do it”
He says, “The game we have right now is pretty damn close to what I would have built it alone myself in a broom closet. I look at things in there and I just go, ‘Oh my God, that’s perfect. That’s just downright perfect” He continues to say, “But to get that kind of perfection does take time. It takes iteration”.
Will there be romantic relationships in the story? Yes, certainly as you create the character of V, there is sexuality coming on its own. While Geralt in Witcher 3 had a well-defined sexuality, you will come across a similar stance in this game as well.
The game is highly mature as shown in the first few minutes of the demo in which V rescues a woman and she is shown as fully nude in a bathtub. You may also see female V wearing skimpy clothes. However, all that are still jokes right now, as the game uncovers its folds through the trailers and the demo. All the dialogues in this game seem to have taken place in real time. You might just look around, but the focus comes back on the camera soon, and the options of dialogues appear on the screen.
Interaction with the environment
Whether it is in or out of the combat, the players can create whatever they want to with the environment of this game and this is not to say that you can stop at some point or move to another. You can touch the advertisements of different products as they are out in the open world or purchase soda and also find destructible and light elements in certain areas. As of now, people are wondering all the time what might happen or if you can get killed, but all these are suppositions undercover. According to the developers, there are no chances of micro-transactions in this game.
Motive of freedom
The motive of freedom is the greatest asset of the game and the press members were lucky enough to view the details during the gameplay demo that continued for over 50 minutes. The gamers can get tidbits or information about the game on a daily basis, but the developers have not yet revealed major aspects of the game, based on which you can build tenets. Right now, Night City is calling the players who are anxiously waiting to unravel the gun laws of the city. For now, you can go about looking for the news that arrives daily and create vivid images in your mind as the exact release date of the game is yet to be revealed by the developers. As a lone wanderer in this city, posing as V, you can do anything and choose gears as you update yourself to play the superior levels of the game and fight the gangs in the exotic city. The creative music of the game is likely to keep you engaged as you wait anxiously for the final release of the game. Enjoy the freedom and you will have much more than just discovering the storyline and the base of the game with a committed approach.