Cyberpunk 2077: City – Pacifica
Originally designed as a tourist spot within Night City, it fell into disrepair when the economy collapsed and funders pulled out – most of the development was never finished. It’s now a slum in spite of all the cheerful billboards promising a brighter future. As the 2019 Deep Dive video explains, it’s a place where “expectations and reality collided, resulting in a heap of disappointment”. That means burned-out cars, vacant skyscrapers, and garbage lining the roads.
Pacifica is fairly isolationist as a result of its bum luck. Its community isn’t all that welcoming to strangers, and this area is the prize in a tug of war between two rival gangs – the Voodoo Boys and the Animals. The Voodoos are a technologically savvy group of peacekeepers, while the Animals are a bunch of steroid-popping cyber-juicers who’ve taken over the derelict, eerie Grand Imperial Mall.
The district does have its advantages, though. For starters, its back-alley stalls are the ideal place to hunt down blackmarket cyberware and other rare, illicit goods.