Cyberpunk 2077 is a single-player action role-playing game released on December 10, 2020, after a development period of 8 to 9 years. The game was highly anticipated – CD Projekt Red announced that it received 8 million game pre-orders, 74% of which (approximately 5.9 million) were digital. Furthermore, 59% of the pre-orders were on PC, helping Cyberpunk 2077 break the world record for the fastest-selling PC game, beating World of Warcraft Shadowlands’ 3.7 million sales record just a week after. Upon release, critics and gamers alike praised Cyberpunk 2077’s storyline, setting, and graphics, but heavily criticized its poor optimization and deemed it unfinished and unpolished.
|Developer||CD Projekt Red|
|Release Date||10 December 2020|
Players primarily experience Cyberpunk 2077 from the first-person viewpoint. They also juggle between multiple options, branching dialogue narrative, and exploration of the open world in first or third-person view. The world is populated by NPCs, who have unique movement routines, change behavior based on the day-and-night cycle and weather effects, and are vulnerable to a vehicular collision. The game’s protagonist, named V, is a mercenary, whose gender, appearance, voice, background (lifepath), clothing, and custom body modifications are customizable. Furthermore, its Stats (Intelligence, Body, Technical, Cool, and Reflexes) depend on the class chosen at the start – NetRunner, Solo, or Techie.
Body modifications are called “cyberware implants”, and, as part of the mission, are bought and upgraded via a person called a “ripperdoc”. Besides cyberware, and although melee combat exists, conflicts are solved via ranged weapons named Power, Smart, and Tech, all of which can be further upgraded or modified. Combat is also aided by bullet time, a skill akin to that in Max Payne, a Rockstar Games franchise, and controlled via law enforcement personnel, vehicles, and drones. V can also inspect objects, use soft drinks to replenish health, and participate in mini-games such as shooting ranges, boxing, hacking, martial arts, and auto racing.
Another key in-game mechanic revolves around “Braindance” a mechanical device that allows V to live through other people’s experiences. The players also collect experience points by accepting main quests from NPCs known as Fixers and use them to increase V’s stats. Side-quests provide a reputation boost and can unlock vendors, skills, and new locations.
The primary setting of Cyberpunk 2077 is a corporations-controlled megacity named Night City. This open-world metropolis is located in the Free State of North California and consists of 6 different regions. The corporate layer of society inhabits the City Centre while Westbrook is a high-end neighborhood. Heywood is a suburban part of town, immigrants inhabit Watson, and gang members overrun Pacifica. Finally, the working class is lives in Santo Domingo, the industrial region of the city. The city relies on robotics for everyday tasks required to keep it running, while all of the layers of society, including homeless people, take advantage of cybernetic body modifications.
The city’s diversity is also evident from the existence of transgender NPCs, as well as NPCs who do not speak English, and whose words must be translated using special language implants. Every resident can openly carry firearms, and the Night City’s policing force, named Psycho Squad, regulates its use. The city also has a Trauma Team, a rapid medical response squad that uses helicopters instead of ATVs, helping players and NPCs alike. Players can also explore the area outside of Night City, named Badlands, on foot or in vehicles.
Does Cyberpunk 2077 work on PS5?
Technically, yes, you can play Cyberpunk 2077 on PlayStation 5, but only the version designed for PlayStation 4. A full-fledged PS5 version that takes advantage of next-gen hardware is scheduled for the second part of 2021.
Does Cyberpunk 2077 have multiplayer?
Not yet. Cyberpunk 2077 will eventually have a standalone multiplayer version, but not until at least 2022. It will be free for the owners of the single-player game.
What is Cyberpunk 2077 based on?
Cyberpunk 2077 is loosely based on the eponymous tabletop RPG game series released in 1988 and created by Mike Pondsmith. The game also drew influences from later games, Cyberpunk Red and Cyberpunk V3.0. Mike became a project consultant in 2012 and appears in the game as one of the characters.
Why is Cyberpunk 2077 so bad?
The main reason Cyberpunk 2077 is so bad, according to the official statement, is the time constraint put by company executives, who were in a rush to match the Cyberpunk 2077 release date with that of next-gen consoles. This brought on an array of bugs, glitches, crashes, poor optimization, visual or audio errors in dialogue, and resulted in hundreds of thousands of game refunds.
Can I run Cyberpunk 2077?
It depends on the graphical settings you plan to run the game on, at least for the PC version. The bare minimum is that your GPU has DirectX12 support. Here are detailed official Cyberpunk 2077 system requirements, including minimum, maximum, and recommended settings and with/without Ray Tracing (Nvidia GPUs only).
Is Keanu Reeves in Cyberpunk 2077?
Yes, Keanu Reeves is in the game. He exists as a character named Johnny Silverhand, who shares Keanu’s physical appearance and voice.
How many acts in Cyberpunk 2077?
Cyberpunk 2077 has two acts, in addition to prologue and epilogue. Act 1 begins with a rescue mission for Sandra Dorsett and ends after the Heist mission that removes the Night City lockdown. Act 2 begins at that point and ends before the epilogue.
How many endings in Cyberpunk 2077?
There is no definite number of endings in Cyberpunk 2077, but there’s one Secret Ending. However, players can only unlock it when they’re in good standing with Johnny Silverhand. Also, players must perform a specific action during a conversation with him toward the game epilogue.
Do I need Internet to play Cyberpunk 2077?
No, you do not. CD Projekt RED is against using DRM (Digital Rights Management) tools that require online access. You’ll need Internet access for the multiplayer version of the game.
How does armor work in Cyberpunk 2077?
Every piece of gear (head, outer torso, inner torso, face, legs, and feet) the character equips increases its Armor value. Adding mods or cyberware boosts the Armor value too. Importantly, Armor only protects you from incoming projectile damage, not sustained melee damage. It does so at approximately 1 damage decrease per 40 Armor stat equipped.