Undeniably, one of the most anticipated games of this generation remains Cyberpunk 2077 from The Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt RED. Having been one of the best games of E3 2018, and beyond that, one of the most high-profile games in development, Cyberpunk 2077 will contain many surprises, as indicated by Quest Director Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz.
In a recent interview with AreaJugones, Tomaszkewicz spoke of elements of Cyperbunk 2077 that have yet to be demonstrated. While the interview itself is in Spanish, a Reddit user provided an English translation for it. When asked about the game's current state in comparison to last year's gameplay demo, Tomaszkewicz said the following:
"As we know, the game is still in development and obviously I want it to be the best it could when it's ready. We are constantly polishing and thinking how make the game more interesting, who make the gameplay more cool and, well, the demo shown last year was only a small fracment of the actual game. There wasn't a clear picture of how the game fits into an open world or how it fits into a larger image of the game. So, there are many stuff that we didn't show yet, there are many things that we are still working on. I would say that the game is pretty different to what we shown last year but there are many details that we are currently working on."
In addition, Tomaszkiewicz was asked about the game's RPG elements and how they fit into Cyberpunk 2077's first-person style. He responded by stating that the player's character model can be personalized with various items, which are viewable in the inventory as well as on the character model itself. He added later, "our game is mainly an RPG, then the combat in the first person is something added to this genre." He said that Cyberpunk 2077 "offers a variety of ways to complete the missions." and that the game offers "a good amount of mechanics that are based on this concept which we have not yet shown, so stay tuned."
In addition to the unseen gameplay concepts, Tomaszkiewicz also spoke of the weapon variety, stating "I think we have a wide range of weapons that will make our game stand out... in the previous demo that there were smart rifles and this is something that I have not seen much in the current FPS. Also, I think that in terms of gameplay we have some ideas and things that are not ready yet and that we are trying to implement, because they will be very good."
Thus far, gamers have seen some exciting teasers and footage of Cyberpunk 2077, to say the least, with the game seemingly taking inspiration from sci-fi movies like Blade Runner and Minority Report, while still maintaining a highly unique identity. Whatever elements are left that have yet to be shown add to the game's intrigue and, if one thing's for sure, all eyes will be on the game come E3 2019. Hopefully, we'll learn more about these gameplay components and things like Cyberpunk 2077's release date.
While it has been suggested that Cyberpunk 2077 might be a cross-generation game, CD Projekt RED's Cyberpunk 2077 is currently in confirmed development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.