CD Projekt RED’s Cyberpunk RPG titled
posted on 10.18.12 at 05:02 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Cyberpunk 2077 promises mature sandbox RPG.

CD Projekt RED’s Cyberpunk-based role-playing game will be called Cyberpunk 2077, it has announced.

The game, set in the world first created by series creator Mike Pondsmith in 1988, will remain true to the essence of the cyberpunk genre, according to the developer. Players will step into the “dark future” of 2077, where advanced technologies have become both humanity’s salvation and curse. Based in the sprawling metropolis of Night City and its surrounding areas, it follows a “multi-thread, nonlinear story designed for mature players.” Players will visit places familiar to 1990’s Cyberpunk 2020, including a gang-overthrown combat zone, the Afterlife joint, and the Forlorn Hope.

Cyberpunk 2077 will offer sandbox-style gameplay, “fine-tuned” to meet the requirements of a modern role-playing game. Gameplay promises adrenaline-pumping Cyberpunk spirit, including “rebellion, style, edge, uncertainty,” and tons of steel, in the form of “guns, rifles, implants, dozens of gadgets,” and other equipment.

“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,” said series creator Mike Pondsmith.

“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.”

Platforms and release date have not been announced. (Though, this is CD Projekt RED, so consider PC confirmed.) Visit the game’s official website here.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    Really excited for this. My PC is terrible for these types of games, but I’m hopeful that it’ll come to console. Or maybe the gods of technology will bring me an awesome PC by the time it’s out.

    • Kazziyan

      If you’re willing to spend $700-800 you probably are set!

      But yeah, it looks so fresh and unique. What do they mean by pen & paper RPG system, though?

      • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

        They never mention the game as to having a pen-and-paper RPG system, just that initially, Cyberpunk was a pen-and-paper RPG.

        • Skerj

          They say it’s based on Pen & Paper RPG system in the announcement video with Mike Pondsmith, it’s #3 in the bullet points. That being said, it’s not surprising since they are the basic mechanics for WRPGs as are the other bullet points they listed. I am positively jazzed about this and I can’t think of a better company to handle it than CD Projekt. Hell they made a combat engine for a Medieval fantasy RPG that didn’t bore me to death, that’s quite an accomplishment in itself. 

      • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

        You don’t have to spend quite that much. The most expensive item is going to be the graphics card.

        Budget builds are still possible, and you can still play basically any PC game out there. The key is buying the parts and custom building it. Another helpful thing is to already have a good Monitor & KB/Mouse & Speakers. That saves quite a bit right there.

        • HeatPhoenix

          Well, actually, if you don’t have a motherboard that supports the other parts you’re going to bottleneck, right?

        • Kazziyan

          Yeah, I’m just including taxes since it increased to that. Canada ~_~

    • DesmaX

      I really think Western RPG’s work better on the PC’s
      Hotkeys really make the experience more enjoyable

      But, oh well, I hope it comes to the consoles too. Even though Steam is the best thing ever, I’ll admit that I play a lot more on my PS3 then on the PC

      • hush404

         I think it’s all about design. Western RPGs can work fine on a console if the developer actually puts time into crafting a control scheme that makes sense, rather than just porting it over and going with what ever works quickest.

        I too love steam (mostly cuz of sales, I have to admit, lol) but notice I play my PS3 more as well.

        • DesmaX

          Nah, I just dislike having to keep pausing the game to select commands/attacks
          And it’s something that can’t be fixed with just a controller

    • hush404

       Keep your fingers crossed :) CDPR at least has a little console experience under their belts now with the 360 version of TW2 (wasn’t there a rumored PS3 version in dev too?). They’ve also got quite a boost in money from there humble beginnings, so that’ll help too :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/retsmot Tommy Ong

    whenever i see CD projekt i will remember witcher. and knowing that, this will be a great game. witcher 2 was phenomenal.

    they are the new bioware when it comes to western rpgs.

    i still need a better rig to run it though. :D

    • xMCXx

       Here’s hoping EA keeps their greedy paws off them.

  • paperclichepixel

    Watch this be what Shadowrun should have been on P.C & 360.

  • adhesive

    This seems targeted exactly towards CD Projekt fans, so good for them. I really wish they wouldn’t try so hard to reach the “hardcore” demographic, because I can’t do anything but groan when a developer says “mature games for mature gamers”, usually because it’s indicative that they don’t know much about maturity.

  • PrinceHeir

    excited for this :)