Cyberpunk – as the name defines “a genre of science fiction set in a lawless subculture of an oppressive society dominated by computer technology.” So you might now have an idea what this game is about. CD Projekt Red, makers of the amazing The Witcher 3, made a surprise appearance at Microsoft’s E3 keynote to show off their upcoming role-playing game, Cyberpunk 2077.
Cyberpunk’s name gives you an idea of what to expect here, but the twist is that in this world, people with implants can on their alterations. When this happens, the body mods start to rebel against organic material, whether it’s the host or the people around them. And so, society develops a special defense force called the Psycho Squad to fight against the augmented threat.
Here’s the YouTube description so you might know more about the game: “Cyberpunk 2077 is a narrative-driven, open world RPG set in the most vibrant and dangerous metropolis of the future — Night City. You play as V, a hired gun on the rise, who just got their first serious contract. In a world of cyber-enhanced street warriors, tech-savvy netrunners and corporate life-hackers, today is your first step to becoming an urban legend.”
Cyberpunk 2077 was first announced six years ago. It is an RPG that is at least loosely based on Mike Pondsmith’s tabletop game Cyberpunk 2020. The game is set in a “dark future” of 2077 where advanced technologies have become both “the salvation and the curse of humanity.” The game promises a nonlinear story designed for “mature” players and is set in the metropolis of Night City. According to CD Projekt Red, it will have some sandbox elements and a form of multiplayer.