Cyberpunk 2077 prepares fans for a ‘blockbuster’ franchise

Fans of CD Projekt Red and its games are no doubt starving for any morsel of information about the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077. And while the studio has yet to truly reveal the game and its plans for it, CD Projekt Red did address it at a recent gaming seminar, giving listeners an outline of this “ambitious” title and confirming that it will be available through both GOG and Steam.

“Our goal is to establish a new blockbuster franchise from the beginning,” the studio said. “We work [in a] new universe, futuristic universe. We believe it’s very appealing to players, not only RPG players—but this is [a] true RPG, like Witcher, like Witcher 3, for mature audiences. It’s handcrafted, detailed, of course open-world, with open-ended gameplay.”

Even for how little we know about this game (including its alleged multiplayer capacity), Cyberpunk 2077 is an incredibly hot property these days. Dragon Age Game Director Mike Laidlaw said in an interview that he would join the development team in a heartbeat if given the chance: “Cyberpunk would certainly pull me in for the most part. Moving to Poland and moving my family, and that kind of stuff, would be exceptionally challenging but cyberpunk’s always had a draw.”

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Fluffy Magical Unicorn

Here’s hoping for a robust character generation system as opposed to You Are Geralt.

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zeko_rena

This is the most I have been looking forward to a game in such a long time.

But please don’t get some guy that worked on Dragon Age, unless it was the first one, because the latest one was complete rubbish.

I wonder if it will have a slight Syndicate Wars feel, minus the top down view of course, man I miss that game “Uzi, Minigun, Selected”

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NeoWolf

I am quietly excited for this. I am a fan and longtime player of the PnP game so for this to made into an open world witcher style RPG is almost more than my inner cool can cope with.

But I have learnt long and hard not to get my expectations up before I have the game in my grubby little hands.

So until them I am quietly grinning, with butterflies in my stomach and dreaming of what may be….sigh

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Alex Malone

I think I’m going to have to give CDPR another chance.

I only played the first Witcher game and I thought it was trash. The combat was horrible, the story pretty generic, the world very linear and character customisation not very good. I watched my brother play some of W2 and that looked similar, so I pretty much wrote the company and the series off. I’ve heard good things about W3, but when I delved into details it looked like it was mostly the same, just an open world instead of linear.

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ihatevnecks

It’s a series about a specific character, so you’re not going to find deep character customization. You can still create a variety of builds (alchemy, sign, light/heavy blade) to play with, but it’s not going to let you just make whatever type of character you want.

As far as the rest? I don’t think there’s anything generic about the series’ storytelling, especially not the latter two games. W3 easily has some of the best storytelling and world building of any (c)rpg I’ve played, barring maybe the old Baldur’s Gate games; and those were based on a far more fleshed out world.

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Grave Knight

You know what would be cool? If a table top roleplaying game came out based on Cyberpunk 2077, R. Talsorian Games…

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ihatevnecks

Yeah, right about the same time they get that Mekton Zero book out. I heard they’re also the ones sitting on the Witcher’s ttrpg license, and that’ll probably never happen either.

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Grave Knight

To be fair, the company is just Mike Pondsmith. But with the Cyberpunk deal you’d think he could afford to hire additional staff.

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ihatevnecks

Sure, but a one-person company Kickstarting multiple RPG relaunches all at the same time makes it even worse.

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Rodney Perry

They haven’t disapponted yet so I have nothing but high hopes!!

That songs gonna be stuck in my head for hours now…..

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Jack Pipsam

How about they release one awesome game in the universe first, then we can decide if we want it to be a franchise.

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Witches

Choo chooo

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Joshua Wells

The fans will be the ones who decide if this is a blockbuster or not.

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Armsbend

Cart before the horse and all but their enthusiasm gives me more hope.

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McGuffn

Word is that they’re not straying far from their roots. It’s about a platinum haired programmer that works on a contract basis. He’s a Hitcher. Kind of like a Hacker but more respectable and enigmatic. Several of the other characters are named after Android OS flavors.