Cyberpunk Will Be ‘As Mature As The Witcher’
If you’re like me, then you’re so very excited about CD Projekt’s upcoming relaunch of the Cyberpunk franchise you can hardly resist the urge to give yourself a ridiculous cyborg guitar. So far of course, while work continues apace behind the scenes we can only rely on statements from CD Projekt staffers to give us any idea of what to expect. For instance, we know it’s going to ‘refresh’ the classic setting in order to deal with the fact that the 2020 setting is no longer doable for reasons of real life not being remotely close to it.
But what about the game itself? Yet again we turn to the statements of CDPR staffers to give us a glimpse. In an interview with VG 24/7, Konrad Tomaszkiewicz offered some additional insight into the company’s outlook going into the production of the new game. And it sounds like they have the right idea:
“The choice of the game universe was easy. We still wanted to create games designed for the grown-up gamer, and Cyberpunk is the perfect setting which allows us to touch other important themes than those in The Witcher, because of its fantasy setting. What you can expect from Cyberpunk is that it will be as mature as The Witcher and set in a realistic and brutal world.”
That sounds awesome. Of course, the operative word is is ‘sounds’. Because we have yet to see anything truly substantial. After playing Witcher 2, I have every confidence Cyberpunk is going to kick ass, but eventually we’re going to need more than the word of developers we trust.