Despite being announced years ago, there is still a lot we don't know about CD Projekt Red's Cyberpunk 2077. That will change later this year, as the company will showcase Cyberpunk 2077 "just before" E3, according to president Adam Kicinski at a recent financial presentation.
Kicinski wanted to avoid discussing Cyberpunk 2077 before its proper reveal later this year, but he did let a few details slip. According to Kicinski, Cyberpunk 2077 will allow players to choose between different classes and create their own character. This is quite the departure from the studio's The Witcher games, as players have always played as the pre-made Geralt of Rivia instead of making their own character from scratch. It will be interesting to see how this change impacts Cyberpunk 2077's narrative structure compared to CD Projekt Red's previous games.
We now have confirmation that Cyberpunk 2077 will have character creation and classes, but specific details on these features weren't revealed by Kicinski. It sounds like fans will have to wait for a pre-E3 presentation for more information.
In the meantime, Kicinski touched on some other aspects of Cyberpunk 2077. He was asked about the recent rumor that said Cyberpunk 2077 would be coming to next-gen consoles, along with PS4 and Xbox One. Kicinski pointed out that next-gen consoles haven't been announced, but that Cyberpunk 2077 is being built with "very advanced" technology that is "ready to interface" with future console generations.
Kicinski was also asked about possible online multiplayer features that will be in the game. Kicinski said that the studio's biggest concern with Cyberpunk 2077 is delivering a huge single player RPG like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, with no microtransactions or hidden purchases. Beyond that, Kicinski refused to reveal any additional details about what online multiplayer would look like in Cyberpunk 2077, but a previous leak has suggested that the game will have social hubs and mini-games.
While some may have wanted Kicinski to reveal more information about Cyberpunk 2077, at least we know that we should learn a lot more about the long-awaited game by the time E3 rolls around in June.
Cyberpunk 2077 is in development for PC.