Cyberpunk 2077 is a First-Person Action Role Playing game from developer CD Project. The game is based on the Pen & Paper rulebook Cyberpunk 2020 by author Mike Pondsmith. The whole game centers around the huge metropolis Night City. We explore the open world of Night City in Cyberpunk 2077, where we experience an extensive story, take on many side missions, and engage in wild shootouts.
Night City is an open world consisting of six different districts, which we can at least partially explore vertically. Some skyscrapers are partially accessible.
The game world is largely open to us, even though not all buildings are accessible. In addition to the free game world, the design of our character is also relatively free: There are no fixed classes, but we first choose from one of three backgrounds (Nomad, Corporate, Streetkid) and then build a character – whose gender we can set to male, female or non-binary – from five different basic values (Reflexes, Constitution, Technical Ability, Intelligence and Coolness) as well as heaps of skills.
In addition, we’ll have to earn a reputation on the street (Street Cred) and we’ll be able to customize our character with items (weapons, clothes, cyberware).
After a third postponement, Cyberpunk 2077 was released on December 10, 2020. Among other things, CD Projekt Red justified the postponements with the next-gen consoles PS5 and XBox Series X as well as the necessary tests and quality assurance tasks for a total of nine different versions of the game. In fact, Cyberpunk 2077 was ultimately released too early. There were numerous bugs on all platforms. The versions for the last-gen consoles PlayStation 4 and Xbox One were partially unplayable. Sony even removed Cyberpunk 2077 from the PlayStation Store. However, the developers are working at full speed and are constantly releasing bug fixes and patches for all platforms.
No, you don’t need to be familiar with Cyberpunk 2020 or The Pre-Sequel Cyberpunk RED to understand and enjoy the story of Cyberpunk 2077. Although the open-world role-playing game is set in the universe of the Pen & Paper rulebook, it still follows an original storyline that takes place many years after the events of Cyberpunk 2020. CD Project Red, R. Talsorian Games, and Mike Pondsmith have worked closely together to ensure that the story of the game fits seamlessly into the lore of the Pen & Paper rulebook. Those familiar with the Pen & Paper template will certainly recognize some elements. Furthermore, even characters from the Pen & Paper game will appear – the most famous example is Johnny Silverhand (Keanu Reeves). But we are convinced that we will learn everything important about Johnny in the game and that even without previous knowledge, you will still get to enjoy a complete and amazing experience.
We would like to recommend our Cyberpunk 2077 Timeline to all those who are not into Pen & Paper but still want to know more about the most important events and characters in the cyberpunk world. The timeline covers key events like the Fourth Corporate War and gives you information on characters like Night City founder Richard Night.