Yesterday CD Projekt Red, the creators of the one of the most highly rated games of all time, The Witcher 3, released gameplay footage of their next title, Cyberpunk 2077. In a press conference after the trailer, the Game Director and Studio head for CD Projekt Red followed up the trailer by seemingly tampering expectations. He was quoted as saying,
“Since many of the assets and mechanics in the current version of Cyberpunk 2077 are most likely to be modified, we initially decided to show this gameplay only to media. Elements like gunplay (both in terms of visuals and how RPG stats influence it), netrunning, car physics, or the game’s UI — everything’s pretty much still in the playtest phase and we felt uneasy about publicly committing to any particular design. Animation glitches, work-in-progress character facial expressions, early versions of locations — all this made us hesitant to release what you’re about to see. Although this is probably not the same game you’ll see on your screen when we launch, we still decided to share this 48-minute video with you. This is how Cyberpunk 2077 looks today. Let us know what you think!”
So far it looks good to me. It reminds me of how I felt when I first got to experience the modern “Deus Ex” games, but with the kind of world exploration you see in GTA or The Witcher. Either way, see check it out and see how you feel about it!