The Cyberpunk 2077 demo that was shown in Gamescom 2018 provided us with more details of the game after its initial E3 trailer. Cyberpunk 2077 is an open world RPG developed by CD PROJECKT RED, who are also the creators of The Witcher series of games. Let’s look at what more details came out in Gamescom 2018 regarding the settings and the gameplay of Cyberpunk 2077.
Cyberpunk 2077 sets place in a future free-state California, in a city called Night City. It’s a tough place to live in. Night city is a brutal place where mega corporations are ruling at the top, while psycho gangs have taken over at the bottom level. A majority of the population is living below the poverty line in this violent city where everyone is struggling to survive.
The main protagonist called “V” is a lone mercenary who has to carve his or her own path to live in this city. This character is named the same if you choose a male or a female character to play with. In addition, you also have the freedom to choose customize the character’s physical appearance that include sex, hairstyle, face, clothing, body type and body modifications.
The combat in the game depends on what character class you choose in the game, as said by the developers. There are three character classes to chose from that vary in different combat style and social interactions:
Solo: Solos are characters that are like professional hitmen. They have the ability to sense danger and possible threats in their surroundings.
Techie:Techies are hackers in the game that can build gadgets and traps. Hack and sabotage tech in a combat situation to their advantage.
NetRunner: This character class individual can plug themselves into networks and use data as a weapon. They have advanced hacking techniques that can allow them to plug into the minds of certain enemies and inflict viruses and damage onto their minds.
Cyberpunk 2077 – Character Modifications and Weapon Details
There is very little detail about character modification and how it will affect your gameplay. Developers have only given information as shown in the demo by highlighting the Katana Swords, Mantis Blades that are melee weapons and also serve as a function to climb up walls and jump on your enemies below. When it comes to more cyber ware, you can get the kiroshi optical scanner that you use to scan different objects, enemy stats and their weaknesses. So cyberware will heavily influence how you approach a mission, interact with people and how you use the knowledge that you gain from them.
Another thing that is iconic to CD PROJECT RED games is what decisions you make in the game that affect the story as you progress. This is introduced in a new interactive way in Cyberpunk 2077 where you will feel more immersed during the dialogue sequences and be aware of the choices that you make while conversing with another character. Every choice you make, like for example pulling out your gun will have different reactions and can affect your game story.
Cyberpunk 2077 – Release Date
There has been no confirmed release date for Cyberpunk 2077 as the developers have emphasized that they will take their own time to shape the game the best way they can. But they have also added that their focus is to release the game early 2019. This can be subject to change so we might have more delays until a hands on review.
Tell us in the comments below what you think of the trailer and details of Cyberpunk 2077.