Witcher Devs Next Title Is a Glam Rock RPG

Players who enjoyed the myriad of skills and abilities available in the CD Project RED’s “The Witcher” and “The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings” will be excited to learn that they’ve now set their sites on Cyberpunk 2020. This time around they claim there will be even more freedom and more customization. And of course, they will no doubt bring their trademark excruciating difficulty to this new title as well.

Cyberpunk 2020 will be based on the RPG tabletop gam of the same name. The RPG ,in turn, is based off a book series written by the authors of the Mirrorshades group. The Cyberpunk 2020 series deals with technological body modifications and the loss of characters humanity as they become more than human. Stylistically the series draws it’s inspiration from the Glam Rock of the 1980′s. So basically the game is going to be Deus Ex meets David Bowie… that actually sounds awesome.

The Witcher games proved that CD Project RED had a great commitment to their source material and a desire to push players to their limits. If they repeat this formula for Cyberpunk 2020, it’ll no doubt be another hit.

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2 Comments on Witcher Devs Next Title Is a Glam Rock RPG

Peggle20

On August 2, 2012 at 5:31 am

So… you’ll play a 1970s era long-haired one-dimensional sex offender wearing leather trousers while he pummels generic enemies in console style button mashing combat. And this is different from their previous games how?

“The Witcher games proved that CD Project RED had a great commitment to their source material”

-snerk-
It’s known that the witcher novels were largely a knockoff of the 1960-70s Elric novels by American author Michael Moor. I guess that has nothing to do with cd project but still, they could’ve picked source material that wasn’t plagiarized from foreign authors so blatantly.

CatmanStu

On August 2, 2012 at 6:12 am

First! (Sorry, couldn’t resist after reading the pointless comment that claimed this auious title.)

While The Witcher and TW2 had their faults (bad GUI, clunky control responsiveness, a weak magic system..) I would say they got the core components of a good RPG spot on. Well written characters and dialogue, atmospheric presentation, and a feeling that you are part of the world rather than the world being there for you. If CD Projekt Red can make the same leap in quality from TW2 as they did from TW then this could be to the next generation of games what Deus Ex was to that era.

If it maintains the Eighties inspired Glam Rock aesthetic, all the better.