E3 2018: CD Projekt Red's Cyberpunk 2077 Is A First-Person RPG With Shooter Elements
We're getting new details on the gameplay and plot of CD Projekt Red's much-anticipated game Cyberpunk 2077. During GameSpot's E3 2018 Stage Show, CD Projekt Red's Kyle Rowley shared a wide variety of details about the PS4, Xbox One, and PC game, including the fact that it's an RPG played from a first-person perspective.
The reason for that, according to Rowley, is due to the high level of detail in the game. "We're spending a lot of time on this very detailed cyberpunk world set in Night City," he said. "It's all handcrafted, there's a lot of atmosphere. We really want players to feel this depression and the fact that these mega-corporations are kind of stamping down on people's lives. To really showcase that and immerse the player in that world we decided the first-person perspective was the best way to do it."
One thing Rowley also made very clear was that Cyberpunk 2077 is not a shooter, despite its first-person gameplay. "It's a role-playing game with some shooter elements, rather than a shooter with role-playing laid on top of it. There's very deep progression systems, so all the things you'd expect from a CD Projekt game," he said.
Beyond that, Rowley revealed that Cyberpunk 2077 allows you to customize your character and play as a man or woman named V. There is also a class system of sorts, although you don't choose one at the start of the game.
We got our first real look at Cyberpunk 2077 during Microsoft's E3 2018 press conference, where CD Projekt Red unveiled the new trailer above. For the latest news and updates, follow GameSpot's full E3 2018 coverage of Cyberpunk 2077.