Some of the hottest reveals at this year's E3 presentation came through CD Projekt Red, who was notably showcasing upcoming game Cyberpunk 2077. Of course, the game isn't yet ready to offer to fans in playable form, so the crew had to put some thought into which parts of the game would be demonstrated to the eager public.
Shacknews was able to meet up with Miles Tost, level designer at CD Projekt Red, to learn more about what was being shown off during the Cyberpunk 2077 theater presentation. Check out the chat in our interview featured below.
When it came time to figure out what to show off, the team apparently decided on two separate presentations: One for the public booth, and one for the business booth. For the public booth, the team chose a 25-minute hands-off gameplay demonstration, while the business booth was given twice that amount. In both cases, the main focus was on gameplay.
"The presentation we're showing at the public booth is a slice of a much much larger quest," Tost said. "So in 25 minutes — you know our games, we can't really show too much — so we chose to focus on one aspect that hasn't gotten so much attention yet, which is our gameplay. We're showing an infiltration mission, essentially, [and] the idea is that we use this location in its complexity to showcase multiple different ways of how a character might build their character and how they might approach this location."
With so many different paths to choose from, the player's approach will likely come down to their specific build. Toward that front, Cyberpunk 2077 has all manner of high-tech body mods, called Cyberware, to choose from.
"There's many different Cyberware that the player can use," Tost said. "Basically, you can think of yourself as a collection of parts, right? And you can exchange your arms, you can exchange your legs, you can exchange your eyes, and even parts of your nervous system. When you do so, you can even modify those Cyberware enhancements.
"Imagine you exchange your legs, and these [new legs] allow you to double jump now. But you can also add a module to it that will make your legs more stealthy, enabling you to engage in your stealthy play style, if you so choose."
Cyberpunk 2077 will release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on April 16, 2020. Be sure to stop by the Shacknews and GamerHubTV channels for more in-depth developer interviews and gameplay footage straight from this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo.
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