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Cyberpunk 2077 dev drops hugely exciting tease for the sequel

Cyberpunk 2077 dev drops hugely exciting tease for the sequel

CD Projekt RED fans should get excited about the Cyberpunk 2077 sequel!

CD Projekt RED is one of the most popular and talented developers in the industry and while not everything goes according to plan, the likes of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and now Cyberpunk 2077 will go down as amongst some of the best RPGs of its time.

Sure, Cyberpunk 2077 launched in a bad state, but I think few can argue that it’s finally becoming the game that most of us hoped it would be, especially since the launch of its massive and highly anticipated expansion, Phantom Liberty.

Check out the Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty trailer below!

It’s also fair to say that perhaps the pinnacle of CDPR’s success was reached with The Witcher 3 in 2015, which had recently received a free new-gen upgrade on PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

The Witcher 3 is at times a gruelling but most certainly rewarding RPG set in the large world of the Continent. Unlike some action-adventure RPGs, The Witcher 3 requires strategy and preparation to take down some of the game's most vicious enemies, which should hopefully become an easier process as you level up its charismatic protagonist, Geralt of Rivia.

Despite both being of the RPG genre and from the same development team, Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3 are very different games. However, that’s not to say that both games can’t learn something new from each other, and that’s exactly what CDPR intends and a recent tease from the studio is enough to excite fans for the Cyberpunk 2077 sequel.

When speaking to PC Gamer, CD Projekt RED’s narrative director, Igor Sarzyński hopes that the Cyberpunk 2077 sequel will provide “total immersion” for players, and is excited at the prospect of how the upcoming RPG will evolve.

“Consider The Witcher games and how much they changed with each instalment. We want a similar evolution here,” said Sarzyński when speaking of the sci-fi RPG sequel. “Cyberpunk 2077 was our first venture into a futuristic sci-fi world with a ton of new gameplay mechanics, narrative tone, themes, and art direction.”

Sarzyński continued: “Some of the stuff worked almost right out of the box, such as the art, city design, music, interactive scene system, and playstyles. Other aspects took more time to get right, like character progression, NPC interactivity, and optimisation. That's natural; it's impossible to nail everything on your first try. Now with all the game elements iterated and working well, we'll focus on connecting them even tighter and creating a coherent, total immersion experience.”

At the time of writing, a release date for the Cyberpunk 2077 sequel hasn't been announced, but it's safe to assume that it will be a few years away, at least.

Featured Image Credit: CD Projekt/Bandai Namco

Topics: The Witcher, The Witcher 3, Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red, Bandai Namco