CD Projekt Red are often put on a pedestal regarding video game story. This is because of the Witcher 3 and its expansions, Hearts of Stone and Blood&Wine. Now they have promised the same regarding the Cyberpunk 2077 story as well as post-launch content.
Cyberpunk 2077 is an open-world RPG by CD Projekt Red. The heaviest emphasis is being put on the RPG element of the game. The developers have stressed how much choice the player will have during the Cyberpunk 2077 story. This includes what faction to join, where to go and who to help. You can even complete the entirety of the game without killing anybody.
The CD Projekt Red team have also added that Cyberpunk 2077 has no game over screens unless you die. This gives the story plenty of ways to branch out and change for every player. This, in turn, will make everybody’s experience with the game very unique.
Cyberpunk 2077 will also have multiple endings based on what you did throughout the story. This is to enhance that rewarding vibe from the story. Plus, CDPR also promised Witcher like DLC expansions for the game later on.
This isn’t to say that the base Cyberpunk 2077 video game won’t have enough content. CD Projekt Red has stressed that Cyberpunk 2077 story gameplay will have a very fulfilling experience.
This was described with an emphasis on the characters. They explained how you will meet characters with full development arcs. Reminiscent to the NPCs of the Witcher 3. While the characters didn’t technically exist, you felt a strong connection to them. You genuinely wondered what they would be up to after the game ended. Not to mention how hollow we all felt after the main story was completed.
Then Blood & Wine came, being the second expansion DLC. Despite being added content, it was still huge. Geralt was taken to a new locale. One full of new characters, quests, a story and most importantly a Gwent deck.
CD Projekt Red absolutely nailed the aspect of the story with the Witcher 3. It looks like they intend to do the same with the Cyberpunk 2077 story.
Cyberpunk 2077 has also been touted to have a rewarding storyline. Is the amount of reward choice dependent? It’s possible that there’s no good or bad ending. But instead, you get different endings for the choices you make along the way.
Sure you can’t fly cars around Night City. You still have a wide variety of choice. This is covered in every aspect from character customization to abilities, to faction alignment.
The common practice nowadays is video games breaking base content into DLC as a cash grab. Regarding this, Alvin Liu of CD Projekt Red had this to say:
“So I don’t want to spoil anything right now, but very satisfying story arc, right? You’re going to see characters and you’ll see them develop. You’re going to see them go through conflicts and resolve those conflicts. It’ll be a very rewarding ending. We’re not withholding content, we’re not withholding story for the future to try to, you know, monetize it or sell it in pieces or anything like that. You’re going to get the whole, full value game here.”
The Cyberpunk 2077 release date is set in April 2020 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.