CD Projekt Red dropped more footage from their upcoming game, Cyberpunk 2077 today. Fifteen minutes of footage was given to us and what a fifteen minutes it was. They showed off an edited version of the E3 demo that debuted earlier this year. Gamers got to see the newest features and systems in the game including hacking and character customization.
The character customization is at the heart of the game. Much like an old school RPG or Dungeons and Dragons style game, you’ll get to choose most of what goes into your character for the game. Three of the choices for backstory include: Street Kid, Nomad, and Corporate. CD Projekt Red had this to say about it:
Street kid: They say if you wanna understand the street, you gotta live ‘em. Gangs, fixers, dolls, small-time pushers — you were raised by them all. Down here the law of the jungle dictates the weak serve the strong — the only law in Night City is you have yet to break.
Nomad: Roaming the Badlands, locating scrapyards, raiding fuel depots — life on the road wasn’t easy. But growing up in a nomad clan has its perks. Honesty, integrity, and a love of freedom — qualities that few in Night City possess, and no amount of money can buy.
From the demo of Cyberpunk 2077
Corporate: Few leave the corporate world with their lives — fewer still with their souls intact. You’ve been there — you’ve bent the rules, exploited secrets, and weaponized information. There’s no such thing as a fair game, only winners and losers.
Even More Customization
The characters aren’t limited to their backstory with how you can customize them. From their look, to their stats, players have choice over almost everything. The stats in the game are: Body, Intelligence, Reflexes, Technical, and Cool. Going off these core stats are sub-stats like melee, gunplay, and more. It’s a deep system that’ll require lots of thought into how you want to go about playing the game.
Clothing and armor affect these stats also. You can customize how your character looks fully. The entire game is really up to the player on how they go about it.
The trailer was only fifteen minutes long but it really gave players a huge look into the customization of the game. It doesn’t release for another couple months. The game drops April 16th, 2020 on Xbox One, PS4, and PC. It’ll definitely be one of the most anticipated games of next year.
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