As the name suggests, the game is set in the future in the year 2077. A world of extreme technology and infinite corruption. Set in “Night City”, the game will be an open-world, sandbox game where the player is free to explore as they will (like in Skyrim or Mass Effect).
Players can expect a massive assortment of Weapons, Upgrades, Implants and high-tech Gadgets to find, collect and use over a span of 50 years of technological advancement.
The game additionally will be based on “advanced RPG mechanics” taken from the pen-and-paper role-playing series “Cyberpunk” that this game is based on, yet upgraded to fit the future-world timeframe.
Creator of the Cyberpunk series, Mike Pondsmith, had this to say,
“We’ve always seen Cyberpunk as part of a continuum, it’s like my own personal Star Wars. With Cyberpunk 2077, we want to see how much further the characters and the world we’ve created can go while keeping it grounded in the things we’ve already done with Cyberpunk 2020.”
“As I’ve often said about the quest to get a great Cyberpunk computer game developed, ‘This isn’t exactly my first rodeo. We’ve been down this long and tortuous trail several times before and up to this point we just haven’t been able to find the right team with the right balance to make the RPG game we’d be proud to put out in front of our fans.”
Cyberpunk 2077 Director Mateusz Kanik added, on the official Cyberpunk 2077 blog,
“We want to show this world from the perspective of the year 2077. Innovate, make it more attractive, expand — but at the same time we want to keep that characteristic style and soul from the original Cyberpunk 2020.”
No release date or platforms (although its assumed it’s a PC title) for Cyberpunk 2077 has yet to be announced, so you can expect it next year (2013) at the earliest. And you can check the Cyberpunk 2077 official website to find a developer blog to follow the game’s development, Cyberpunk 2077 wallpaper and other goodies.
Here is the announcement video for Cyberpunk 2077.