CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 is no doubt going to be amazing when it eventually becomes available for us all to play. The nearly hour-long gameplay demo at E3 2018 surely convinced all us naysayers that first-person was the right choice, and the latest Creating Cyberpunk video has shown off the incredible character creation suite that does the tabletop source material justice. In anticipation of the renowned developer’s confirmed appearance at this year’s E3, there has been news and rumours pertaining to a possible release date in 2019.
Cyberpunk 2077 is an ambitious RPG set in the vertical landscape of Night City. The developers have confirmed that it takes place 50 years after the tabletop source material in addition to being in a parallel timeline. Despite there being an incredible character creation suite, it’s first-person only as CD Projekt Red wants “to put you in the shoes and in the body of the character you’re controlling, so you feel like this is your character.” However, while this might sound disappointing, you will see your fully customised protagonist in cut-scenes.
As opposed to The Witcher 3’s heterosexual only relationships, the NPCs in Cyberpunk 2077 will be varied in sexuality, with some characters being gay, bi, or straight. Players will be able to have both casual and serious hook-ups, with CD Proket Red “aiming for big, complicated relationships that continue over the course of the game, but also casual encounters that don’t matter that much.”
In regard to a release date, Territory Studio – the company that worked on the logo design and animation for Cyberpunk 2077 – said they are looking "forward to a 2019 release", before quickly removing their statement after it was already noticed by the public (image via Gamepur). Although this has resulted in many gamers keeping their fingers crossed for a release this year, it’s highly unlikely so you shouldn’t hold your breath.
The most recent rumour surrounding Cyberpunk 2077 is that A Star Is Born’s Lady Gaga will make an appearance. While this sounds like utter nonsense, it’s worth noting that the official Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter account responded to a cryptic tweet from Gaga back in 2018.
Of course! Of course we will!— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) September 18, 2018
There’s no knowing when Cyberpunk 2077 will be available for us to play and leave reality behind, but with E3 2019 around the corner hopefully we'll soon get an announcement.
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