Cyberpunk 2077 is a highly anticipated title and the creator of the tabletop game had plenty to say about Cyberpunk 2077 in a recent interview. Here we are going to look at what he had to say regarding the game. There has been a lot of anticipation around the game ever since we got a look at it at E3 2018. The following is what Mike Pondsmith, creator of the Cyberpunk 2020 tabletop role-playing game had to say about Cyberpunk 2077:
I got to wander through a lot more than was shown at E3. The sequences where you’re going down to the Ripperdoc and all that. There’s entire neighborhood areas in there where you can walk around and you can listen to people’s gossip. Because it’s in first-person, what I love is you get that stuff peripherally. You could be crossing to go down the street to get something and hear somebody say something [behind you], and you have to turn and figure out who said it in a crowd and where. You don’t have complete situational awareness, which makes it a far more powerful experience.
Pondsmith is one of the few people that has seen much more of Cyberpunk 2077 as compared to other people. He helped CDPR with the game and it makes sense that he has seen things that others have not. That is one of the reasons why publications have started to take interested in what he has to say regarding the game. He further went on to mention the following:
This is not new. What’s new is that the technologies are there to allow those people on the bottom to go around the people in power, to challenge the people in power, to find other ways to gain power.”
Morality is cyberpunk. I bring it down to the same guidance that I’ve given about how you write a good Cyberpunk 2020 adventure, which is, ‘It’s personal.’ Everybody has an internal morality where they will or will not [go against] what they believe. […] Every really good cyberpunk story is about the personal morality of the people involved. Sometimes it isn’t saving the world — it’s about saving yourself and the things and people you care about, which makes it both intensely political and intensely personal.
Development on Cyberpunk 2077 seems to be going pretty well but from what we have seen so far, it seems that we won’t be able to play the game any time soon. I am sure the fans are willing to give CDPR more time, as long as they get a decent game in the end.
Let us know what you think about Cyberpunk 2077 and whether or not you are interested in playing the game when it comes out.