Not too long ago, CD Projekt Red finally unveiled Cyberpunk 2077 during Microsoft's E3 2018 press conference by releasing a brand new cinematic trailer that offered potential players a look at the different types of life one can lead in the forthcoming action-RPG's Night City. While the new footage was definitely well-received by many, the studio recently confirmed that the title will have a first-person perspective, which has upset some fans. Nevertheless, CD Projekt Red has a good reason for this being the case.
According to Cyberpunk 2077's lead level designer Peter Gelencser, "the first-person point of view is there so you can see things happening up close, and so you can really interact with things in a visceral manner. with the game world." According to the developer, the decision ultimately came down to how the studio could perceive and gel with the subject matter as, "it worked out well with [CD Projekt Red's] exploration of the genre."
While this explanation might satisfy some looking forward to Cyberpunk 2077, there will invariably be many who remain disappointed about CD Projekt Red's decision to move away from the camera perspective used in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. For those fans, Gelencser went on to say, "Third-person works well in games like the Witcher when you have a lot of motion and movement around you. But when all the things happen to you, from you, within you, first person point of view is the right decision to take, especially because of the augmentations."
Bearing everything in mind, this particular feature out of all the gameplay details revealed thus far will likely remain a contentious subject for some until CD Projekt Red finally shows off some actual footage of Cyberpunk 2077 in action as opposed to a CG trailer. After all, it's difficult for one to know exactly what features will could well for a game until the playable contents are revealed.
Cyberpunk 2077 is currently in development for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, but lacks an official release date.