Cyberpunk game to take place in the year 2077

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 18, 2012 12:00pm PDT

CD Projekt RED's game based on the Cyberpunk 2020 pen-and-paper RPG is going way into the future. The game will be set in the same world created by Mike Pondsmith, but will be set in the "dark future" of the year 2077. By jumping into the future, players will be able to visit places from 2020 and see how it has been changed over the decades. "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," the announcement details.

Director Mateusz Kanik wrote on the game's new blog about how Cyberpunk was a natural fit for the team after working on The Witcher 2. "While still working on The Witcher 2, we started thinking about creating a huge RPG set in a Sci-Fi world. We wanted to take the universal values we used in the game about Geralt and show them from a different perspective. On top of that, we had plenty of ideas for features that couldn't be implemented in The Witcher simply because they didn't fit in the setting."

Kanik promises that Cyberpunk 2077 will have all the features that made The Witcher 2 so beloved (and Shacknews' Game of the Year). "We would put in place exactly what we've learned while creating The Witcher 2 with just one difference--the game would be set in the future. No elves, no dwarves and no magic."

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