The Witcher/Witcher 2 developer CD Projekt has been teasing their scifi game for a while now, and we’ve known it was a Cyberpunk game. Now the game is official, is called Cyberpunk 2077, and is based on the classic pen & paper RPG Cyberpunk 2020. They’ve launched an official site with three wallpapers, an announcement video, and a blog where they finally talk about the game:
Cyberpunk seemed like a really natural fit. Almost immediately we knew that this is the setting we wanted to adopt. After all, Cyberpunk 2020 is one of the most renowned pen & paper systems that ever existed. Soul in the machine. Running at the edge. Style over substance. We knew that this was what we were looking for. Our whole team is really feeling the Cyberpunk. We grew up on it. This is really important because we have a very difficult task at hand. We want to show this world from the perspective of the year 2077. Innovate, make it more attractive, expand – but at the same time we want to keep that characteristic style and soul from the original Cyberpunk 2020.
If you’re not familiar with Cyberpunk 2020, if you like Dues Ex or Blade Runner; this is a game to keep an eye on.