While developers had a plethora of great titles on display during E3 2018, CD Projekt Red absolutely wowed with its forthcoming action-RPG Cyberpunk 2077, as we have dubbed it one of the best games at this year's expo. What we found at E3 2018 was exciting proof that the game will take familiar concepts and expand on them in ways that seem almost unfeasible to do on current generation hardware. Speaking of well-trod ideas and refining them, one gameplay aspect that the new title is set to include is a color-coded gear rarity system.
This much has been corroborated through Kotaku's breakdown of Cyberpunk 2077's E3 2018 demo, with CD Projekt Red having green items be "Uncommon", while "Epic" gear is purple, and so on. What's more is that the developer seems intent on including a wide variety of firearms, with the game set to have "a ton of guns" that will provide each with its own ability in order to make it stand out from the rest.
With Cyberpunk 2077 giving players a wide variety of weaponry from which to choose, a color-coded gear rarity system will be an incredibly useful feature to help sort through the action-RPG's rather expansive armory. While it's not an innovative gameplay aspect by any stretch of the imagination, CD Projekt Red's decision to include such a tried-and-true framework for gear categorization will likely be executed with aplomb.
Taking everything revealed about Cyberpunk 2077 thus far into consideration, it seems as if CD Projekt Red is intent on relying on familiar tropes while also trying to push the boundaries of what is possible in game production. Sure, the title's development has been lengthy, but forging a fresh path in terms of new frontiers in gameplay often takes more work on behalf of creators and more patience from fans.
Cyberpunk 2077 is currently in development for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, but has yet to receive an official release date.