Cyberpunk 2077 Borrows Elements From Witcher 3, But Will Be A Completely Different Game

Written by Neil Soutter on Mon, Nov 2, 2015 12:45 PM
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Having achieved insane levels of success with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the easy thing for CD Projekt RED to do would be to push out a sci-fi reskin and call it Cyberpunk 2077, but it turns out this is anything but the case. Speaking during Pax Australia, Cyberpunk 2077’s lead quest designer Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz said it’s upcoming RPG will play like a completely different game to The Witcher 3.

That’s not to say everything learnt from The Witcher 3 has been thrown out. The most successful things will make the jump over to Cyberpunk 2077, including The Witcher 3’s quest system, but the majority is a completely different game with totally different role-playing systems.

We want to keep the things that were good about the quest design system for Cyberpunk, and basically we don’t want to change things that were working properly," said Tomaszkiewicz. “So we will stick to the guidelines that were working.

"I think there are things that we could have done better, so we will adjust it to Cyberpunk’s requirements. Also, it’s a completely different game, It’s obviously an RPG as well, but it has totally different systems. We need to focus on making the gameplay fun in different ways than sword fighting is.

Word from CD Projekt RED is that the majority of its development staff have already switched over to working on Cyberpunk 2077, with a small team left to work on the remaining The Witcher 3 DLC. We first saw it back 2012 so it’s been in development for some time now, but CDPR has said it won’t be ready to talk about it until at least 2017. By then it’s surely going to be pretty far along, and it’s even possible we could see Cyberpunk 2077 launch that same year.

Would you like to see Cyberpunk 2077 be a completely different gameplay experience to The Witcher 3? Or do you hope it builds on the successful template laid by Geralt's latest? Let us know!

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07:40 Nov-04-2015

Seeing how good Witcher 3 was. I want to see this.

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15:52 Nov-02-2015

Wow CD Projekt RED actually think the witcher 3 can be improved?now that's ambitious.

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12:48 Nov-03-2015

I'm waiting for the cars :D

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15:47 Nov-03-2015

Actually despite of the game being goty and the best game that i've played. It was pretty far from absolute perfection.

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15:52 Nov-02-2015

I think Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the worlds Ciri went to. She talked about a world where people had spaceships.

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16:27 Nov-02-2015

I caught on to that too. I hope to see little references to Ciri or Avallac'h or The Witcher universe in this game.

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16:59 Nov-02-2015

Im not gonna lie, that would be awesome if true :D

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14:28 Nov-02-2015

Oh man I can't imagine how gorgeous this game would look.

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13:51 Nov-02-2015

I wonder if by the time this is out, will it require a 970 as minimum

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14:06 Nov-02-2015

i have to agree though maybe not a 970 more like a 950-960 i remember when 770 was need to ultra now that card only gets you medium setting for so of this years games and here i was expecting my 280 to handle most game til 2017 on high

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07:24 Nov-03-2015

I think the next series in Nvidia may be require to play this...

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00:22 Nov-04-2015

to ultra maybe but to play high at 960/970 or 280/380 will be fine whats gonna be more important in my eye is CPU and RAM and diffently a SSD

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05:38 Nov-04-2015

Yeah you are right.

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13:46 Nov-02-2015

this will be interesting

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