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Cyberpunk 2077 revealed to be first-person

CD Projekt RED revealed that its much anticipated action-RPG, Cyberpunk 2077, is played in first person, unlike The Witcher.

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Cyberpunk 2077

CD Projekt RED revealed that its much anticipated action-RPG, Cyberpunk 2077, is played in first person.

Initially revealed during Microsoft’s E3 2018 press conference, Cyberpunk 2077 looks like a beautiful setting with some cracking action.

The game’s official description reads:

Cyberpunk 2077 is a narrative-driven, open world RPG set in the most vibrant and dangerous metropolis of the future – Night City. You play as V, a hired gun on the rise, who just got their first serious contract. In a world of cyberenhanced street warriors, tech-savvy netrunners and corporate life-hackers, today is your first step to becoming an urban legend.”

Check out the trailer below:

Since gameplay has been shown off behind closed doors at E3, some details have made their way to the surface. CD Projekt RED has developed the game to be played in first person, unlike its popular Witcher franchise, which is a third-person action-RPG.

In an interview with IGN, lead level designer Peter Gelencser addressed the audience’s reaction:

“First and foremost, I really enjoy all the attention the subject is getting, because it’s important. This has been an educated decision. The first-person point of view is there so you can see things happening up close, and so you can really interact with things in a visceral manner. with the game world. It worked out well with our exploration of the genre.”

Gelencser then went on to explain the approach behind the shift, and the aspects it emphasises:

“Third-person works well in games like The Witcher when you have a lot of motion and movement around you. But when all the things happen to you, from you, within you, first person point of view is the right decision to take, especially because of the augmentations.”


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