Little is known about Cyberpunk 2077. Though CD PROJEKT RED revealed the game what seems like ages ago, they’ve been completely silent about it since. In the meantime, The Witcher 3 was released and it appears that the lessons learned from both the gameplay design systems and the post-launch content release from that game will carry forward.
In a recent interview, CD Projekt’s CEO Adam Kicinski made a statement that set off some alarm bells for fans of their work, claiming that Cyberpunk 2077 would be more commercially focused, and that they company would like to experiment in new fields not explored in the Witcher series. While these statements do sound like the types of things that are coming out of the publishers that have moved towards the “games as a service” style of development, CD Projekt has issued a tweet to reassure fans that this would not be the case.
“When thinking CP2077 (Cyberpunk 2077), think nothing less than TW3 (The Witcher 3) — huge single player, open world, story-driven RPG. No hidden catch, you get what you pay for — no bullshit, just honest gaming like with Wild Hunt. We leave greed to others,” reads a tweet from the developers.
Cyberpunk 2077 was announced in 2012, but there’s still no concrete release window in sight. At the moment, the developers seem focused on Gwent, their Witcher-related card game spin-off. Though CD Projekt seems to be ramping up production for the game at the moment. Their social media accounts are currently looking for developers to join their team in multiple areas to work on the game.
Whenever Cyberpunk 2077 releases it will ultimately be another big, open-world RPG from the developers, but fans should expect that there is some sort of multiplayer functionality this time around. Better yet, according to these recent statements it sounds like it won’t be featuring loot boxes or microtransactions.