CD Projekt Red, who were of course the team responsible for The Witcher and The Witcher 2, have finally offered some details about their upcoming game, Cyberpunk.
Marcin Momot, the developer’s community manager, made a pretty big deal of the custom options available to the player, as well as a diversive plot and he also went to promise, “way more freedom with customization of the main protagonist” than was available in either of The Witcher titles.
He also said, “As opposed to the regular fantasy set-up with mages, warriors and archers, we’re going for something different, in Cyberpunk, each character role will offer a set of special skills that will impact your stats in many different ways. That’s where the challenge kicks in, we want to create a game where character customization will be strongly tied with the plot. Now going from that, we believe that we can make a game where, with many different role choices, you will get a very strong, engaging story, just like it was with The Witcher.”
“We definitely want to give players way more freedom with customization of the main protagonist then they had with Geralt in The Witcher series. We are planning on letting them change their statistics, equipment, implants and much more.”
It also seems that the freedom aspect of the game won’t just be limited to character customisation options, but will also be available with the open world, as well.
“Cyberpunk’s story takes place all over the world, but we’re going to focus on it’s most characteristic venue – Night City. One thing is certain, we want to make a game with an open, living world that stays true to the source material.”
This game is already sounding very awesome indeed, I like the idea of trying something new with a fantasy RPG, the whole “medieval” set up with mages, archers and so on is beyond tired by this point so I’m really pleased to see them trying something new. CD Projekt Red obviously know what they’re doing, so I can’t wait to get my hands on this one.