The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was a rather major triumph in open-world gameplay. Every region in the game was wide-open and expansive, even the White Orchard tutorial region, and CD Projekt RED appears to want to do a similar sort of environment for its Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay, including getting a 10 million dollar grant for City Creation technology.
A massive futuristic city like Cyberpunk 2077 would involve a lot more work than something like open countryside that was mostly the norm in The Witcher 3. While the game did have a few bustling-looking cities, such as Oxenfurt and Novigrad, they’re nothing compared to a densely populated, futuristic urban center that we’ll be seeing in Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay.
The city in Cyberpunk 2077 will be a massive, living, breathing urban landscape. Considering it’s in a fairly far-away point in time, the city will likely be sprawling, with characters that move in natural ways through excellent animation and cinematic feel in order to make the city as lifelike as possible. While settlements and urban areas in Wild Hunt were pretty filled with life, they still were normally filled with NPCs who spouted the same lines every time you passed.
In addition to a massive, futuristic city, CD Projekt RED may also be putting co-operative play in its Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay.
This is another new thing that the studio has never tried before, especially since all three Witcher games have all been single-player. If Cyberpunk 2077 does involve cooperative multiplayer, hopefully it will be implemented well enough to allow players to have fun with their friends in the futuristic world that CDPR promises.
Cyberpunk 2077 has no officially confirmed release date yet, but hopefully in the time that comes before that date is announced, that CD Projekt RED will have a lot of time to get all of the resources that they need in order to make the game just as good as, if not better, than The Witcher 3.