CD Projekt RED‘s game, Cyberpunk 2077 will accept the world as it is, so it won’t have either a positive or negative message regarding the technology.
„[There will be] not any of those. It’s a very noir game in the sense that it accepts the world for what it is. Cyberpunk 2077 does comment on it at times, but it never tells you how to live. You’re a victim of circumstance and you go with the flow; you sometimes change the flow, but you can’t reverse it. In that sense, we will show you what can happen if you go to the extremes of body modification, but we won’t say that it’s bad – that decision will always be yours to make.
So we have these ads in Cyberpunk 2077, right? And they often show products or movies that don’t exist in the game, but the fantasy is people buy or watch them. One of these ads is a poster for a movie called ‘Foreign Body’ – the poster shows a person holding back their hand which is holding a knife and trying to stab them. I think the whole concept is, in a way, beautiful – very dark and Black Mirror-esque. Gameplay-wise, it also opens up some cool avenues. I mean, during this year’s E3 demo, we’ve shown these little Daemon programs that can quick-hack an enemy into committing suicide,” Marcin Blacha, CD Projekt RED’s story director, told the Official PlayStation Magazine in an interview, from which WCCFTech took a small portion.
So Cyberpunk 2077 will likely have no political messages – we’ll see when we get to play the game, due to launch on April 16 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, but we think it might also launch on the next-gen Xbox and PlayStation platforms, too.