One thing that The Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt Red is renowned for is its prowess in storytelling, and Cyberpunk 2077 is shaping up to be another example of expertise in narration, including factors like religion and other facets affecting the game's story. Pawel Sasko, the Lead Quest Designer for Cyberpunk 2077, confirmed the studio's dedication to in-depth stories when he appeared on a Polish radio station and spoke of the team's desire for a mature and cinematic narrative experience.
Pawel Sasko appeared on a Polish radio station, known as Polskie Radio, and divulged some aspects of Cyberpunk 2077 and the game's development. A great deal of light has already been shed on many facets of the game, including Cyberpunk 2077's player freedom. However, Sasko's interview on the radio station had greater concern with the story itself and its complexity and willingness to touch subjects that are otherwise taboo.
Reddit user TheNeonArcade has provided a brief overlook of some of the most notable parts of the interview, as per a Polish subscriber who translated the content that came from the interview. Specifically, Sasko noted that CD Projekt RED is aiming to make Cyberpunk 2077 a very mature experience with a highly engaging and cinematic narrative. With available examples like Cyberpunk 2077's romance system, the game will have no shortage of sophisticated narrative elements.
Sasko also said that the game will continually display events from multiple perspectives, so as to make it a grayer and more three-dimensional experience. The game's complex subjects will also lend themselves to moral choices where the player has a lot of room to navigate.
There are currently high expectations for Cyberpunk 2077, given CD Projekt RED's previous efforts, and the interview tends to suggest that the developer is heading in the right direction narratively. It appears as though the developer is taking what they have learned with the development of The Witcher series in terms of player choice and its outcomes in a story and is applying it rigorously in Cyberpunk 2077. The game has a lot to live up to given the admiration for The Witcher series, so hopefully, CD Projekt RED's next effort will illustrate a sense of growth and further understanding of how to construct a compelling narrative.
Cyberpunk 2077 is set to launch April 16, 2020 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.