Tabletop game Cyberpunk creator Mike Pondsmith has jumped into CD Projekt RED’s development of their upcoming game Cyberpunk 2077 to give his thoughts on the game. However, unlike the apparent bitterness of Andrezj Sapkowski, author of the Witcher books, Pondsmith appears to have given his approval to the Cyberpunk 2077 game.
Pondsmith has been working closely with CDPR in order to make the game as authentic as possible, but he’s also gone on record saying that he can’t give away too many details otherwise a big Polish man will kill him (his words, not mine).
As it takes place in a city, rather than a fantasy world, the original game on the tabletop had a number of odd career choices: you had “classes” like journalist, rock star, manager, and more. The Cyberpunk creator has said that all of those sorts of classes will be available in the game, and that they will also include a few surprises for players.
Cyberpunk 2077 has been in development ever since 2012 when its trailer first came out, but we haven’t heard much more about it after CD Projekt RED’s other series, the Witcher series, started to get really popular (especially with The Wild Hunt, which came out to critical acclaim). Now that The Witcher is done, CD Projekt RED can focus on Cyberpunk.
Even though we haven’t really gotten any information about Cyberpunk 2077 from CD Projekt RED, the studio has announced that the game will likely be out sometime before 2019, which means we may get it sometime in the latter part of this year, or we’ll be getting it sometime in 2018.
In the meantime, we can at least take comfort in knowing that if the Cyberpunk creator himself is fine with it, the game will hopefully be pleasing to a lot of fans of the tabletop game. And, with CD Projekt RED’s normal seal of quality, the game may even be better than The Witcher.