Cyberpunk 2077

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Cyberpunk 2077
Developer(s) CD Projekt Red
Publisher(s) CD Projekt
Director(s) Mateusz Kanik
Composer(s) Marcin Przybyłowicz
Engine REDengine 4
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Genre(s) Role-playing
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Cyberpunk 2077 is an upcoming role-playing video game developed by CD Projekt Red and published by CD Projekt.


Cyberpunk 2077 is a role-playing video game played from either a first-person or third-person perspective.[1][2] It is set in an open world[3][4] metropolis called Night City. The game will feature non-English speaking characters. Players who do not speak the languages can buy translator implants to better comprehend them; depending on the advancement of the implants, the quality of translations will vary, with more expensive implants rendering more accurate translations.[5][6] "Braindance", a digital recording device streamed directly into the brain, allows the player character to experience the emotions, brain processes and muscle movements of another person as though they were their own.[7]

Along with the single-player story, Cyberpunk 2077 will include a multiplayer component.[4]


Around the time of pre-production, approximately fifty staff were working on Cyberpunk 2077.[8] Developer CD Projekt Red later devoted a team larger than that of its previous title The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.[9] CD Projekt Red started upgrading its REDengine 3 game engine for the game around the time The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was released.[10] Mike Pondsmith, who created the original tabletop game Cyberpunk 2020, is consulting on the project.[11] Marcin Przybyłowicz was chosen to write the music.[12]

A funding application for the Polish government, granting CD Projekt Red US$7 million, noted that the release could potentially take place in 2019 and confirmed the employment of REDengine 4.[13] CD Projekt Red issued a statement in June 2017 explaining that data containing early designs had been stolen and threatened to be released to the public. The developer refused to comply with the ransom demand.[14][15]

Release and marketing[edit]

Cyberpunk 2077 was announced in May 2012.[8] On 10 January 2013, the teaser trailer was released online.[16] It received the People's Choice award for Best Animation at the 2013 FITC Awards,[17] the award for Best Trailer at the 2013 Machinima Inside Gaming Awards,[18] and a nomination for Best Video Game Trailer at the 2013 Golden Trailer Awards.[19] The game has been confirmed for Microsoft Windows, with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One cited as probable platforms.[20] On the 15th of January, 2018, the Polish website claimed to have information stating that the game will be shown off at E3 2018 with a playable demo.[21]


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  2. ^ Saed, Sherif (12 August 2013). "Cyberpunk 2077 to contain both first- and third person perspective – rumour". VG247. Retrieved 18 July 2016. 
  3. ^ Makuch, Eddie (27 April 2016). "Cyberpunk 2077 Is More Ambitious Than Witcher 'On Every Single Front'". GameSpot. Retrieved 18 July 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Purchese, Robert (13 March 2013). "CD Projekt Red says Cyberpunk 2077 will have multiplayer". Eurogamer. Retrieved 18 July 2016. 
  5. ^ Sarkar, Samit (1 March 2013). "Cyberpunk 2077 characters may speak in multiple languages". Polygon. Retrieved 18 July 2016. 
  6. ^ Brown, Fraser (2 March 2013). "Cyberpunk 2077 characters not restricted to English". Destructoid. Retrieved 18 July 2016. 
  7. ^ Cook, Adam (17 February 2016). "What do we know about Cyberpunk 2077 so far?". Red Bull Games. Retrieved 18 July 2016. 
  8. ^ a b Purchese, Robert (30 August 2016). "I was there when The Witcher 3 launched". Eurogamer. Archived from the original on 21 August 2015. 
  9. ^ Hussain, Tamoor (6 September 2016). "Cyberpunk 2077 Development Team Is Bigger Than The Witcher 3's". GameSpot. Retrieved 6 September 2016. 
  10. ^ Grayson, Nathan (10 May 2016). "The People Making Cyberpunk 2077 Would Like To Correct A Misconception About Game Development". Kotaku. Retrieved 18 July 2016. 
  11. ^ Weber, Rachel (1 February 2017). "How 'Cyberpunk,' the 1988 Tabletop Adventure, Is Inspiring the Blockbuster Game Creators of 2017". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media LLC. 
  12. ^ Saed, Sherif (25 February 2016). "The Witcher 3 composer to create Cyberpunk 2077 music". VG247. Retrieved 18 July 2016. 
  13. ^ Morris, Tatiana (22 March 2017). "New Cyberpunk 2077 details suggest mid-2019 release". GameZone. GameZone Next. 
  14. ^ Matulef, Jeffrey (8 June 2017). "Cyberpunk 2077 assets stolen by actual cyberpunks". Eurogamer. Gamer Network. 
  15. ^ Orland, Kyle (8 June 2017). "Witcher developer: Thieves want ransom for leaked Cyberpunk 2077 docs". Ars Technica. Condé Nast. 
  16. ^ Grubb, Jeff (10 January 2013). "CD Projekt Red reveals Cyberpunk 2077 teaser trailer". GamesBeat. 
  17. ^ "2013 FITC Award Winners". Archived from the original on 21 May 2013. 
  18. ^ Machinima, Inc. (5 December 2013). "Machinima Announces Winners Of 5th Annual Inside Gaming Awards". PR Newswire. 
  19. ^ "Best Video Game Trailer (GTA14/2013)". Golden Trailer Awards. 
  20. ^ Makuch, Eddie (14 October 2013). "Cyberpunk 2077 "probably" coming to PS4, Xbox One". GameSpot. Archived from the original on 28 July 2017. 
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