Cyberpunk 2077 Classes Are Inspired by Band U2, Mad Max, and Hardwired

Cyberpunk 2077 classes are inspired by the likes of Mad Max, Hardwired, and the popular band U2. Speaking in a recent interview, creator Mike Pondsmith, stated players will encounter different classes in Cyberpunk 2077 and they are inspired by a wide range of sources.

Rockerboys is one of the classes of Cyberpunk 2077 and it is inspired by U2. The band fights oppression from authorities with its music. According to Pondsmith, Rockerboys is his favorite class from Cyberpunk 2077.

Meanwhile, Nomad class is inspired by Mad Max and Hardwired – a novel from Walter Jon Williams that created a very compelling Cyberpunk world back in the 80’s.

Nomads are former employees of major corporations who left to create a biker gang. Their purpose isn’t clear or rather, it wasn’t explained by Mike. He only mentioned they have no purpose and just wander around. But we think there is more to them that Mike is letting on.

They are former members of large corporations so of course, they have information “V “can use to take them down. They should play a vital role in the narrative of Cyberpunk 2077.

Last but not the least we have the Netrunner class that consists of Cybernetically enhanced hackers. Within the Netrunners class, there are sub-classes but more on that later.

Cyberpunk is set in the Nighty City which according to CD Projekt RED, it nailed the look of the city. Be that as it may, there are still concerns about some design choices, especially the FPS RPG genre. CD Projekt RED defended going down and assured fans it is worth the risk.

The FPS gameplay mechanics use player skill and abilities to evolve. Moreover, the shooting mechanics are RPG driven.

The shooting mechanics are RPG-driven. Since this is stats-driven, since this is an RPG, you are not killing enemies with just one shot. You can always see the stats, and how much damage [you’ve recieved]. It’s all about the system. Because if you invest points into the long-range weapons, you want to see that when you’re shooting a guy. If the guy has heavy armor, you want to see how the damage calculates.

Cyberpunk 2077 will release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC sometime in the next few years.

Source: Gamespot