CDPR Will Change The Industry With Cyberpunk 2077, Quest Designer Says; Political Themes Discussed
Cyberpunk 2077, the upcoming role-playing game in development for PC and consoles by CD Projekt Red, is setting out to be a true industry changer, and it seems like this is the goal the development team has in mind.
One of the things about this company has always been we want to show the game industry how to do things. We want to change the game industry. We want to say, ‘We can do things differently, we don’t have to do things that way.’ It’s in our motto: ‘We are rebels,’ right?
Speaking on how Cyberpunk 2077 will help them to do so, Patrick Mills mentioned the storytelling, in particular, is going to be different from anything seen before, especially when it comes with politics, which are a big part of the Cyberpunk universe.
“So when you’ve got other studios saying, ‘Oh, no no no, there’s nothing political here’, we say, ‘Yeah, there is.’ It’s not necessarily what you’re expecting, and we’re not going to talk about exactly what we’re going to say- it’s for you to decide when you play it. But Cyberpunk is relevant to today, extremely so. To pretend like it’s not? Come on. Mike [Pondsmith, Cyberpunk 2020 creator] wouldn’t let us. Mike would throw a fit if we tried to say, ‘This is just about cool hairstyles and cool guns, that’s all.'”
Cyberpunk 2077 launches on a yet to be confirmed release date on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.