CD Projekt Red is relatively well known for providing a very fulfilling experience with whichever game they make. Such was the case with the Witcher 3 and it looks like Cyberpunk 2077 will be no different. CD Projekt Red have confirmed that you can complete Cyberpunk 2077 with no killing involved whatsoever.
CD Projekt art director Katarzyna Redesiuk spoke about the Cyberpunk 2077 no killing option with this quote:
“In Cyberpunk 2077, you don’t have to kill anyone at all, You can finish the game without leaving a scratch on anyone.”
When it comes to the aspect of a role playing video game, the most important component is choice. Giving the players choices is the key to making a great RPG. Considering all the different branching outcomes of events plus the fact that post launch content is planned, it’s safe to say that CD Projekt Red have their hands quite full.
Cyberpunk 2077 offers a heavy amount of customization in the form of skills or cybernetics that you can acquire throughout the course of the game. You can choose to be like the V in the trailer with viroblade like arm extensions or a more subtle sneaky V that hacks more than he/she kills.
It’ll be interesting to see what sort of outcome you can get from not killing a single person. Will it actually be a good outcome? If so, how difficult it is going to be as every choice will have an impact. I mean, if you let someone live during a mission and he/she comes back to haunt you later on? That could be scary.
Another game reminiscent of offering a lot of choice was Fallout New Vegas. New Vegas gave players so many ways to go about their quests. The same can be said for Deus Ex, a game that CD Projekt Red have confirmed Cyberpunk 2077 took inspiration from.
The recent Cyberpunk 2077 trailer at the E3 2019 conference may have also showcased what outcome you can expect if V takes a less incognito approach to things. The trailer also pleasantly surprised us with Keanu Reeves as Johnny Silverhand and an official Cyberpunk 2077 release date.
The Cyberpunk 2077 release date is set for May in 2020 so it’s still a ways to go sadly. The game will release on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, however.