Cyberpunk 2077 – Hype Incarnate
“For the hype, of the hype and by the hype” is the first thing that comes to my mind when someone, even remotely, suggests a possible date for the release of Cyberpunk 2077. As a hardcore fan of the cyberpunk genre in general, the news that “CD Projekt Red” (creators of the famous “Witcher” series) is working on a cyberpunk RPG that will surpass the Witcher series in both terms of quantity and quality of content, story and characters made me ecstatic. They also said that Cyberpunk 2077 will be a revolutionary game, featuring a huge open world, refined game mechanics and profound character customization. The developers aim high with this game and they’ve taken the RPG game “Cyberpunk 2020” as their base and with the help of its writer Mike Pondsmith, they are confident of their success. Cyberpunk 2077 will be created to surpass the Witcher series in terms of sold copies, financial success and continuous legacy.
Cyberpunk 2077 – Ghost in the shell?
To clear things up first – Cyberpunk 2077 is more of a speculation or a myth at this point than a game. There are no estimated days for its release, no in-game footage or leaked videos, only speculation, a single ambiguous trailer and a few behind the scenes pictures and information on the official site. However, all fans of this genre that has just recently started its climb with the legendary franchises like Shadowrun or Deus Ex have enough reasons to anticipate what will this coveted game look like. Taken into account that it will be a sandbox game, it drags along several typical characteristics of the type: a considerable amount of side quests, breath-taking visuals and a competitive multiplayer. It’s a cyberpunk game so another series of typical elements is in order: gritty atmosphere, cyber implant usage, oppressive corporations that have replaced governments and “substance abuse” that works like potion usage & brewing in D&D for example. The only thing that the trailer confirmed is that the atmosphere will be typically dark and futuristic, that there will be political intrigue and state deceit (notice it from the trailer’s end). Besides these bits and pieces, I can’t extract anything else.
However, the question is how will Cyberpunk 2077 stand up to the already popular Shadowrun or Deus Ex – the setting of Cyberpunk 2077 will have to be absolutely impressive and grand enough to sway the RPG cyberpunk gamers to its side, but personally, I think that it will struggle with the attaining of unique identity. Most of the things you experienced from the already mentioned two games above will leave you expecting something new and exciting from Cyberpunk 2077, but by the displayed things thus far, there is little little hope in my opinion. The images of the augmented police special force (obviously corrupt) and the “dazzling fan fatale” kneeling on the asphalt surrounded by her own handiwork shows nothing original or worth jaw-dropping facial expressions.
Cyberpunk 2077 – The best ghostly game….
Well, this is just a short opinion on this strange phenomenon that you call Cyberpunk 2077, due the lack of official material or videos. In my opinion most of the hype comes from the fact that the creators of the Witcher series have rolled up their sleeves on this game, so the prestige and fame of the “CD Projekt Red” appears to be the driving force behind the entire project. There’s a hilarious joke circling among the fans that the date of Cyberpunk 2077 release will be the year 2077! Boy, it gave me a good laugh. Are you laughing?
Link for the (awesome) trailer: