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#1 Muhammad Farrukh

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 07:40

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Warsaw, 18 October 2012 – CD Projekt RED has officially announced the title of its in-development role-playing game. "Cyberpunk 2077" will be set in the world created by Mike Pondsmith, one of the fathers of the cyberpunk genre and the creator of the cult-classic pen-and-paper RPG, Cyberpunk.

"The Team has to love the material. The Team has to want to be faithful to the material. The Team has to have the skills to execute the material and see that vision through to the end. They have to be on fire with the desire to make an extraordinary game.

And that leads, at last, to why we hooked up with CD Projekt RED" – Mike Pondsmith commented, why he has chosen to work with the Polish game developer.

The cyberpunk atmosphere, well known from William Gibson's novels, the "Blade Runner" movie and the famous pen-and-paper game, "Cyberpunk 2020", will surround the player. The creators promise that "Cyberpunk 2077" will be true to the essence of the cyberpunk genre. Players will be thrown into the dark future of the year 2077 and into a world where advanced technologies have become both the salvation and the curse of humanity. A multi-thread, nonlinear story designed for mature players (a CD Projekt RED trademark) will take place in the sprawling metropolis of Night City and its surroundings. Players will have a chance to visit places well known from "Cyberpunk 2020", including a combat zone completely taken over by gangs, the legendary Afterlife joint and the nostalgic Forlorn Hope.

Freedom of action and diversity in gameplay will be delivered thanks to the sandbox nature of the game and mechanics inspired by the "Cyberpunk 2020" pen-and-paper system, fine tuned to meet the requirements of a modern RPG. Gameplay will pump adrenaline through players' veins and be consistent with the celebrated Cyberpunk spirit – rebellion, style, edge, uncertainty. And of course, a cyberpunk reality cannot be deprived of murderous steel – guns, rifles, implants, dozens of gadgets and other varied pieces of equipment needed to survive on the streets of Night City. The developers are focused on making the technology of 2077 credible and exciting.

For more info please visit the newly launched blog: cyberpunk.net and read some articles written by both the developers from CD Projekt RED and Mike Pondsmith himself.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 12:24

Well, the thing about Mike Pondsmith is not right, he wasn't one of the fathers of the genre. The genre was originally created by Bruce Bethke in 1983, but if you really want to get technical then you can actually say it was created by Philip K. Dick ("Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep"), Ridley Scott, Hampton Fancher and David Peoples with "Blade Runner".

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 12:40

First person? Third Person?
sounds interesting as i love cyberpunk style games. Rise of the Dragon, Nightlong. I just never understood why the sun can never shine when it comes to anything "cyberpunk"

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 13:41

Must admit I'm really looking forward to what this could become. CDPR have a lot of work on their hands.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 17:04

This looks the bomb!

Very Shadowrun :D

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 17:22

Sounds interesting, though I'm still waiting for the day another Syndicate Plus/Syndicate Wars comes along, and by that I mean a strategy game not some ****ty generic FPS that's got nothing to do with the franchise.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 18:26

I wish it was a real Shadowrun game instead of cyberpunk, but yeah, this will be nice to, at least until the shadowrun rights holders get around. We do have a real mechwarrior again so there is hope.

As for the origin of cyberpunk, you have to differentiate the "cyber" genre with the cyberpunk sub genre. The cyberpunk is more or less from the 80's

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 18:51

Cyberpunk = William Gibson

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 23:10

Holy crap that trailer was bad ass.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 23:13

Good to see that the CP "mythos" may survive. Pondsmith was a really good RPG designer. I have all of the R. Talsorian games.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 23:17

Love it. I grew up on that genre and look forward to seeing this new project.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 23:29

I saw a screenshot a few days ago, glad a trailer-ish videos kinda out ! Doesn't look bad, not sure what it sounds like due to alsa going awol but I hope it does turn out good, not enough cyperpunk games.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 23:29

Didnt like the trailer. Original Cyberpunk (Phillip K Dick, William Gibson, Riddley Scott), is grittier, darker, relatively clunky. Its aesthetic is a modern form of retro futurism. Everything in that trailer, from the HORRIBLE music to the aesthetics and the technology seems sophisticated, relatively clean. That's not cyberpunk, it's sci-fi. Wouldn't have a problem with that but they choose to use the word Cyberpunk, a word that implies a very specific aesthetic and setting.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 23:36

While the teaser was good for a teaser....it didn't show any game play. I don't see very much to get excited about yet.