CD Projekt RED will also go towards politics as well with its newest game.
Patrick Mills, who works as a quest designer on Cyberpunk 2077, was interviewed by the Official Xbox Magazine. His interview will be in the September issue, and WCCFTech took a few quotes from it:
„Cyberpunk 2077 is a game about people with power at the top and people at the bottom with none. That power can come from money, hierarchies, technology and violence. The original Cyberpunk 2020 setting, like the setting of The Witcher stories, was a complex critique of the author’s world, and we don’t shy away from that In our games. On the contrary! I think it’s one of the things that sets us apart. Of course, to us, mature doesn’t mean just sex and violence. We will try to engage you on multiple levels, not just the visceral, but also the intellectual. Cyberpunk is an inherently political genre, and it’s an inherently political franchise. It’s a place that is very critical of the world in which we live, in interesting and complex ways and we hope we can get that across. Cyberpunk 2077 is about a world where a vanishingly small number of ultra-rich individuals at the top of intractable corporate power structures reign over a disintegrating world where the vast majority of the population lives in an endless cycle of poverty and violence. How different that is from our world depends a lot on your perspective, I suppose,” Mills said.
He also talked about the first-person perspective, which will be used in Cyberpunk 2077 (it won’t be in the third person like The Witcher games): „There’s a lot of things we get from first-person, and part of it is being closer to the character and feeling like you’re inhabiting that character. But at the same time, I would also say this: play a third-person game, play The Witcher, and look up. Just try to look straight up. You’ll find that the immersion never really works, it never feels like you are looking up. It feels like you’re moving a camera around. In Cyberpunk 2077 we want you to be able to walk around Night City and look up and see those skyscrapers made of concrete, glass and steel. To feel like you’re in this canyon, this jungle and it’s eating you alive. That’s only possible in first-person.”
Cyberpunk 2077‘s release date is far away. In fact, we don’t know yet when it will be available.