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Other Games / Cyberpunk 2077
« on: January 16, 2013, 10:21:20 AM »
Mike Pondsmith, creator of Cyberpunk 2020 (among other noteworthy games) talks up the currently in development Cyberpunk 2077 computer game

It's still early development and alot of these projects die on the vine, but it sounds intriguing and exciting.

It looks like it will be a First Person or Third Person Adventure/Action RPG style game, given the list of influences they have in the dev blog.  

Features that have been announced are:

  • You’ll be able to create a character from the ground up and then experience Night City as a totally open world setting.
  • It will be a rise-to-power story about "someone who rises from a filthy gutter to stand against a hostile world." Game will be a story-driven experience set in an open world environment, which will be driven throughout by player choice.
  • It will be non-linear.
  • Story will mainly focus on contemporary issues, and the world we will present is a kind of filter for those things.

  • Advanced RPG mechanics based on PnP RPG system upgraded to the 2077 setting.
  • Huge arsenal of weapons, upgrades, implants and cool high-tech gadgets.
  • Takes place in a Sandbox environment in Night City.

  • The city is being designed so it doesn’t look like a purely futuristic metropolis. Older elements of buildings will be mixed in with more modern structures to make it look like the city was built in layers to create a more realistic, Blade Runner-esque style.
  • Significant amount of detail built into the weapons, similarly to the ones used in the Teaser Trailer.
  • CDPR draws inspiration from several games, e.g. System Shock, Fallout 2 and more.
  • Both the city and game world will be vast, and not feel restricted.

Developer Promises
  • CDPR are trying to let the player print your character sheet from the PnP game.

Given that last one, I hope we'll see an accompanying updated RPG from Mike Pondsmith that coincides with the new computer game, especially with the option to print your character sheet from the computer game.

A part of me thinks "this is too good to be true" and another part is squealing in anticipation. It will likely be several years before it's finished, but I have to say, this is one of the few upcoming projects that's really caught my interest.

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