Cyberpunk 2077 Editorials
CD Projekt RED went to Los Angeles and nailed it once again during the Xbox conference. Some will attribute the success to the game itself, while for others, Keanu's involvement was crucial. And I say it doesn't matter at all, because yesterday, I had the opportunity to see the Cyberpunk 2077 in action at E3 for the second year in a row, and I found that CDPR aims very high... and it seems that, once again, they seem to be setting a new standard.
Having divided fans of the genre across the world, the now infamously bright-and-colorful Cyberpunk 2077 E3 trailer left everybody asking, ‘OK, so can it be both sunny and cyberpunk?’ The definitive answer is: hell yes. And there’s plenty of evidence lying around to back it up. Just look at what cyberpunk games gave us up until this point – and how we really loved most of these titles.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – check. Fallout 4 – check. Pillars of Eternity – check. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – check. All right, who’s next? Turns out we’re anything but short on candidates for really cool RPGs – there are some big titles on the way and we wouldn’t miss them for the world. TPP and isometric, action- and dialogue-driven, gothic, futuristic and post-apocalyptic, linear and open-world – you name it and we have it on our list of 15 most-awaited upcoming RPGs.
It seems that game developers like to shroud themselves with mystery these days. I remember that before Mass Effect 2 came out, the players knew more than half of characters and a concrete outline of the plot, not to mention various trivia fed to the community almost every week. Now, we are (probably) months away from the release of Mass Effect: Andromeda, and yet nobody has a clue what we’re in for. The case is identical – or even worse – with Cyberpunk 2077, the new game from the creators of The Witcher 3. Still, since the game is based on a table-top RPG, we can make some educated guesses once we’ve analyzed the manuals for Cyberpunk 2020 and 2030.