Following the explosive Cyberpunk 2077 trailer reveal at Microsoft's E3 conference, CD Projekt RED has shown off the RPG's gameplay in a closed-door demo session, and first details have emerged.
One of the biggest reveals is that Cyberpunk 2077 will be a first-person game, with the studio leaving behind the third-person camera that it used in the Witcher series. Also unlike the studio's previous major RPG, players will be able to select a male or female character at the start of the game and customize the appearance as they see fit, since cutscenes will switch the camera to outside angles. The character will be fully voiced and is named V.
There will be an immense number of ways to build V as well, with various abilities, augmentations, and stats to choose from, each affecting the style of combat and even dialog choices. The character build for V used in the demo could reportedly wall run, double jump and use arm-blades to take out opponents, however, these are apparently late-game abilities.
As it was evident by the reveal trailer, vehicles are a big part of the game too, and engaging in combat while riding is also confirmed. It seems there will be multiple ways to tackle obstacles in V's way as well, since at one point in the demo, V had managed to get through a door using his engineering skills by opening a panel, but if his hacking skill was higher, he could have used a different method entirely.
While the UI will remain minimalistic while exploring, it expands to give players more details like health bars and enemy levels when in combat, which involve both melee and ranged weaponry depending on player choice.
A fresh press release sent by the studio describing further details reads as follows:
With dozens of hours of main story arc quests, and many more of additional activities, there’s always something to see and do in Night City. Players will experience all of it entirely through V’s eyes, with an interactive dialogue system that gives them greater narrative agency.
Returning in Cyberpunk 2077 is CD PROJEKT RED’s hallmark of choices and consequences. As they make their way through the streets of Night City and its sky-scraping megabuildings, players will face difficult decisions that will ripple through the entire game.
It seems CD Projekt RED is finally opening the floodgates regarding the highly-anticipated title - albeit very slowly. Those interested can gather a few more details on the source links below. Hopefully, we will get to see this gameplay footage soon for ourselves, but since the studio is yet to even reveal a release window, we might have to wait until the next E3 for that.