Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay - 5 Things You’ll Love
1. You'll love the richly imagined atmosphere
In this video, Mike Pondsmith, creator of Cyberpunk vividly describes the dystopian technological setting, where lost, desperate and dangerous people play out their treacherous lives.
The atmosphere is the most important thing to Cyberpunk 2077. Creator Mike Pondsmith has thought a lot about how to portray the ominous night city feel to his game as he takes night walks around the streets of New York. He's made it rich and vibrant - I watched the trailer and was utterly addicted. Pondsmith describes Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay as something you have to experience viscerally to really get its dark, gritty feel.
2. There's a grim appeal in the dark dystopian setting
Here, we see "Psycho-squad" restraining a female psycho who has run amok killing civilians around her
Pondsmith is filmed striding the dark streets of New York as he talks about the Cyberpunk world. His deep voice describes how you will immerse yourself in the darkly hypnotic mysteries of Night City, where thousands of faceless people go by. They’re as amorphous as shadows, and you’re a shadow yourself, lurking there in the dark alleys in the night city of the future. I love this stuff and you will too!
3. Versatile gaming perspectives will keep you hooked
Imagine switching from fps to tps in a futuristic dystopian mmorpg
Cyberpunk will contain both first and third-person perspectives as revealed by the developers. This gets a big thumbs up from me! The official description of Cyberpunk 2077 gives you a hint of the character you'll be playing, or be playing alongside:
"One individual, raised on the streets, tries to lift himself up from the gutter and find a way to survive amongst boostergangs and megacorporations in a city of filth and sin. Drugs, violence, poverty and exclusion haven't disappeared by 2077, as people stayed as they were for centuries—greedy, closed-minded and weak. But not only ghosts of the past trouble mankind, but new issues have appeared.
Psychos go on rampages and the streets are filled with junkies addicted to a new form of entertainment—the braindance, a cheap way to experience the emotions and stimuli of someone else, someone living a more exciting life."
For the moment we’ve got to be content with knowing there will be a “dense city environment and surrounding wastelands”, and “tons of customisation”.
All we know about the plot is that on one side are the cyborg-humans, on the other, heavily armed security forces. The trailer doesn’t show anything about the gameplay, but we do get a strong sense of the atmosphere, generated by the meticulously thought-through city scapes.
The official teaser trailer for Cyberpunk 2077
Here’s an official description of the teaser:
"The teaser shows how the Psycho Squad might acquire a new member. The Psycho Squad specializes in combating "psychos" — individuals who overuse implants and substances that boost or otherwise alter the human body.
There comes a point when they overdose on these innovations, and their bodies start to rebel against their biological body parts as well as all things organic around them. Simply put, they start killing people, who they now derisively call "meatbags."
"When a psycho goes on the rampage, strange things can happen. There's carnage, and the psycho might be taken down by regular police, but they're not always able to get the job done. When things spin out of control, they call in MAX-TAC (Maximum Force Tactical Division), popularly called the Psycho Squad."
As to what this one individual will be doing, that is yet to be revealed. The little we know about Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay centres on the trailer, which appears to show two factions at war.
4. The unique feel of Cyberpunk 2020 will be preserved
This artwork of Cyberpunk 2020 (a classic tabletop rpg) will give you a feel of the game's original setting
Fans of the original Cyberpunk 2020 from way back will love the fact that the 2077 version preserves the unique feel of the paper game. A post on the Cyberpunk 2077 blog told hardcore gamer fans they could “rest assured that we are working very closely with Mike Pondsmith to ensure that the unique feel of the original, classic tabletop rpg is preserved intact.”
The combat will also apparently remain faithful to the original 2020 game, however we’ll also be able to do a bunch of new things that are remaining hush hush for now.
5. There's a smoother learning curve
Gamers who are into The Witcher 3 will be familiar with the crazy learning curve you go on when you first get into the game. These fans will be really happy to hear that CD Projekt is working on making a "a smoother learning curve" for Cyberpunk. That way we won’t end up going mad from dying a million times before we pick up the survival skills we need.
There is frustratingly little information on Cyberpunk 2077 out there so far, but this is shaping up to be one of the hottest games of 2016, so if anyone knows more about Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay, please share it here!