Anyone who saw the Cyberpunk 2077 teaser trailer back in January of 2013 has been eagerly awaiting news since. Nobody thought it would take five years for the next concrete bit of information that CDPR released. During E3 this year, they released the trailer above, and with it quite a bit of information. I’m not sure how I feel about it.
The game is first person, which I’m not sure I enjoy the idea of. It becomes too much like Deus Ex that way, I suspect. Apparently the verticality of the game doesn’t work well with a third person game. So I’m cautiously optimistic, only because it’s CDPR and they consistently know how to make the best of things. Apparently, you’ll also have the option of choosing between a male or female protagonist, which is nice, while still maintaining an established character instead of allowing for a fully bespoke character. This will help the narrative element of the game tremendously. It worked well for the Mass Effect series, so I’m sure that will be on point.
It’s the looks, however, that I’m not sure about. And with me many others. They seem to be aiming for the mid-eighties flavour of Cyberpunk, which, admittedly, is probably the most OG version to go for. I’d be disappointed if they had gone for a more post-Cyberpunk feel, but this is a little bit too “Neon and Mohawk” for my tastes. I like it with a bit more grit. But again, I’m cautiously optimistic. I’m actively trying to curb my desire to just get Witcher 4.