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.