CD Projekt RED, creators of The Witcher 2, announced the official title of their next game currently in development at an event in Warsaw, Poland. Cyberpunk 2077 is the latest role-playing game from the company.
Mike Pondsmith developed the world of Cyberpunk 2077 for mature players. He is widely known as one of the fathers of the cyberpunk genre and creator of the cult classic pen-and-paper RPG, Cyberpunk.
Players will experience the dark future of the year 2077 in the sprawling metropolis of Night City. In true cyberpunk form, advanced technology has become both the salvation and curse for humanity. Locations from Cyberpunk 2020 will make appearances in the game, including a combat zone taken over by gangs, the Afterlife joint and Forlorn Hope.
The creators promise the game will stick to the roots of the cyberpunk genre. Inspiration was drawn from the film Blade Runner and William Gibson novels.
Gameplay is expected to have plenty of action to pump adrenaline through players’ veins. Cyberpunk themes such as rebellion, style, edge and uncertainty will be explored.
Developers hope to make the technology in Cyberpunk 2077 credible and exciting. Guns, rifles, implants, and dozens of gadgets are necessary to survive in Night City. Various pieces of equipment reflected to imitate future technology will be available to players.
Cyberpunk 2077 is currently still in early development.
The company also announced its digital distribution site GOG.com is available now on Mac in addition to PC. All purchases on the site include both Mac and PC versions. Currently, GOG.com offers over 50 games, including SimCity 2000, The Witcher 2 and Fallout. The game collection will continue to expand.
Lastly, CD Projekt RED said it will be offering REDkit for The Witcher 2 for free to owners of the game sometime in the first half of 2013. REDkit is a modding toolset that opens up the game’s REDengine , allowing users to create their own environments in The Witcher 2. REDkit is currently in closed beta with more than a hundred teams working on mods. The game has already sold over 2 million copies.