Cyberpunk 2077 development team unveils highly captivating tease for sequel
CD Projekt RED has established itself as an award-winning developer of RPG games such as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Cyberpunk 2077 despite not always meeting expectations. Their efforts will go down as some of the greatest RPG titles of their era.
Cyberpunk 2077 may have had a rough start, but many now agree it’s growing into the game many expected it would become, particularly after its much anticipated expansion Phantom Liberty arrived on shelves.
CDPR reached their pinnacle of success with The Witcher 3 in 2015, after it received free new-gen upgrades on PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.
The Witcher 3 can be an excruciating yet rewarding RPG set on the expansive continent of Europe, demanding patience but eventually becoming easier as your main protagonist Geralt of Rivia levels up. However, unlike its action-adventure cousins, taking down its most brutal foes takes strategy and preparation which should become simpler as your progress through Geralt’s levels.
Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3 may come from the same RPG development team, yet both titles differ significantly despite sharing certain genre elements and features. That doesn’t mean both can’t learn something from each other though – CDPR clearly intends for that to be the case with their latest tease of Cyberpunk 2077 2.
CD Projekt RED’s narrative director Igor Sarzynski told PC Gamer of his hope for Cyberpunk 2077’s sequel providing total immersion for players; and expressed his delight over seeing how its development may transpire in future RPG titles.
Consider how The Witcher series changed with every installment; we hope for something similar here.” Said Sarzynski when discussing Cyberpunk 2077 as its sci-fi RPG sequel. Cyberpunk 2077 marked their initial venture into futuristic sci-fi world featuring numerous gameplay mechanics, narrative tone themes and art direction updates.
Sarzynski continued: “Some aspects worked almost immediately out of the box, such as art, city design, music, interactive scene system and playstyles. Other elements took more work to get right, like character progression, NPC interactivity and optimization; that is understandable – nobody gets everything perfect on their first try! Now that all elements of our game have been fine-tuned and have proven effective together we will focus on tightening connections further to deliver an immersive and seamless total immersion experience for players.”
At this writing, there has yet to be an announcement for Cyberpunk 2077’s sequel but one should anticipate its arrival within several years at least.