We still don’t know much about CD Projekt Red’s highly-anticipated upcoming RPG, Cyberpunk 2077. But thanks to the game’s creative consultant Mike Pondsmith we now know a bit more, specifically a bit more about the game’s classes.
So, what do we know about Cyberpunk 2077? Well first we know it’s the video-game adaption of 90’s classic table-top role-playing Cyberpunk 2020 from the aforementioned Mike Pondsmith. We also know it’s playable in either first-person or third-person perspective and that it takes place in an open world metropolis called Night City. Within this city there are said to be non-English speaking characters, who players will have to translate via by upgrading themselves with implants (the better the implant, the more accurate the translation).
We also know that the game has more developers working on it than CD Projekt Red’s previous game, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, ever did, and that it’s far bigger than anything the team has ever tackled or done before. The game will also have some type of multiplayer (in addition to the single-player) and will feature (likely) flying cars.
Lastly, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s composer, Marcin Przybyłowicz, will return to create the game’s score.
But that’s all stuff we already knew. What’s the new stuff? Well according to the aforementioned Mike Pondsmith, some (if not all) of the orignal table-top game’s classes will be in Cyberpunk 2077.
The news comes via an interview with Gamereactor, who mentioned that in Cyberpunk 2020 there is a wide-range of classes, such as rockers, journalists, and even executives. The outlet then proceeded to ask Pondsmith if these classes would be represented within Cyberpunk 2077, to which the consultant responded: “yes.”
Pondsmith continued, talking about the same thing (classes):
“They’re all going to be there, I can tell you’re going to find some surprises about how we’ve done it and I think you’re really going to like it. There’s a lot of subtlety going on there. Adam (Kiciński, CD Projekt RED’s co-CEO) and I spent literally a whole week messing with the ways of implementing that, so you get the most feel for your character.”
Cyberpunk 2020 included the following classes/roles: Cop, Corporate, Fixer (information brokers, etc), Media (reporters newsmen), Netrunner (hacker), Nomad (road warriors), Rockerboy (rebel rockers who use music to fight authority and revolt), Solo (assassins, bodyguards, etc), Techie (renegade mechanics), and Med-Tech (street doctors). Now, whether all of these classes will be included in the game and in what way — remains to be seen — but according to Pondsmith, many, if not all, are in there and apparently in unique ways.
Cyberpunk 2077 is in development for PS4, PC, and Xbox One. It currently doesn’t have a release date.