CD Projekt RED officially announces Cyberpunk 2077
“A multi-thread, nonlinear story designed for mature players”
We already knew that CD Projekt RED was working on an adaptation of the pen-and-paper RPG Cyberpunk 2020, but now that game has a name – Cyberpunk… 2077. But without the dramatic ellipses. So, basically, just Cyberpunk 2077.
The game – described as a “multi-thread, nonlinear story designed for mature players” – is in development for PC (and possibly also next gen consoles), with original Cyberpunk 2020 creator Mike Pondsmith on the team.
“The Team has to love the material. The Team has to want to be faithful to the material. The Team has to have the skills to execute the material and see that vision through to the end. They have to be on fire with the desire to make an extraordinary game,” said Pondsmith in a press statement.
“And that leads, at last, to why we hooked up with CD Projekt RED.”
As the name obviously implies, the game is set in the “dark future” of 2077, and takes place in and around the neon-lit metropolis of Night City, featuring locations from the pen-and-paper game like Afterlife and Forlorn Hope.
Defying the laws of the space-time continuum, Cyberpunk 2077 is expected to launch in 2014, more than sixty years before it even happens.