Cyberpunk 2077 wants to change the industry and “show the way” to the future
One of the most striking games at E3 this year, Cyberpunk 2077 has great ambitions in its development. CD Projekt RED intends not only to offer the public a quality game, but also to change the industry and show other developers the possibilities that the future brings to electronic games.
“One of the things about this company is that we always wanted to show the industry how to do things,” mission designer Patrick Mills told EDGE magazine. “We want to change the games industry. We mean ‘we can do things differently, we don’t need to do it that way’. This is our motto: ‘We are rebels’ ”.
Among the aspects that promise to differentiate Cyberpunk 2077 is the way it deals with political issues. While other games claim that they don’t talk about politics, CD Projekt RED wants to take a side and address issues that many consider sensitive.
“It is not necessarily what you are expecting, and we are not going to talk about exactly what we are going to say – it is for you to decide when to play. But Cyberpunk is relevant for today, extremely. Pretend it’s not? What it is. Mike would not leave us. Mike would be disgusted if we tried to say ‘this is just about cool haircuts and cool guns, that’s all’ ”.
“Cyberpunk is relevant for today, extremely. Pretending it isn’t? What is it”
Still without a set release date, Cyberpunk 2077 has already been confirmed for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with great chances of appearing on the next generation platforms. Taking into account the developer’s work with The Witcher 3, it seems that we will have an RPG at hand that is not afraid to be controversial and to adopt very clear positions on certain subjects.