There can be no doubt that we’re all desperately hoping for something to look forward to. From bushfires to pandemics and riots to recessions, 2020 has been a horrible year so far.
However, we can take comfort from the fact that Cyberpunk 2077 will be released sometime during the 4th quarter of 2020. CD Projekt Red has continually teased fans with trailers, game reveals and screenshots of their most ambitious project to date.
Being the most-anticipated game of this generation, we take a look at why Cyberpunk 2077 may actually be worth the wait.
1. The Multiple Delays
Delayed release dates are par for the course in the video games industry and with a AAA game like Cyberpunk 2077, this is to be expected
A longer development cycle means a more polished game which translates into better quality and this is often well worth the wait. Unlike other AAA developers, CDPR are industry darlings renowned for their dedication to quality.
2. Cyberpunk’s Groundbreaking Visuals
If the gameplay demos are anything to go by, Cyberpunk’s visuals will likely set a new bar for AAA releases. From characters who blur the lines between uncanny valley and reality to photo realistic neon-drenched city streets, Cyberpunk 2077 is a true technical marvel.
Whatever the requirements may be, there’s no doubt that some seriously heavy-duty hardware is to be called for.
As The Witcher 3 was graphically downgraded upon release, some have speculated that Cyberpunk’s graphics may be downgraded to accommodate current-gen hardware.
3. Amazing Gameplay
Whether it’s tackling augmented gang members or racing through the Badlands, Cyberpunk 2077’s gameplay trailer has everyone hyped. Players are given full autonomy to tackle missions however they choose, and a deep dialogue system with multiple approaches and outcomes promises plenty of replay value.
From heading in with guns blazing or turning the enemy’s tech against them, the various classes cater to all types of players. With its RPG characteristics and an intricate character design system, you’ll be able to literally play as anyone you want.
Naturally, all of this resulted in some controversy when it was discovered that players were free to customize the genitalia of their characters and even swap them if they so desired.
4. The Lore
Heavily armed paramedic commandos who kill everyone in their way to save a client. A world obsessed with human augmentation where the lines between human and machine are blurred.
And Keanu Reeves as a ghostly, anti-corporate rockstar with a silverhand. Do we need to say more?
Based on Mike Pondsmith’s iconic board game; the world of Cyberpunk packed with hours of interesting lore that really fleshes out this dystopian future. One that we can’t wait to explore for ourselves.
5. Options, So Many Options
While some may deride Cyberpunk 2077 as a simple GTA-clone, the truth goes much deeper. From what we know, players will be put into the shoes of V, a cyber mercenary who hails from one of three possible backgrounds: corpo, street kid and nomad.
Each background starts the player in a different part of the world with its own unique set of dialogue options. For example, a nomad may not have the same romance options available to that of a corpo and vice versa.
In fact this game will have more options than the MLB odds game MLB Show 19, which was a must-have among baseball fans. For now, until release, players will have to be content with knowing that much.
With many expecting great things from the studio that created The Witcher series, Cyberpunk 2077 definitely has plenty of hype to live up to. Given CDPR’s track record, it’s safe to say the future of Night City is in good hands.Sydney Unleashed is one of Australia’s premier entertainment publications exploring the latest in lifestyle trends. From Sydney’s finest restaurants, cafes and bars to the hottest in gadgets, products, and home entertainment, Sydney Unleashed is your one-stop lifestyle platform.