Cyberpunk 2077 overview
- What is Cyberpunk 2077? An open-world sci-fi RPG from the creators of The Witcher 3. It’ll be even bigger than that game, with driving and explorable buildings in a fictional California sprawl called Night City.
Can you create a character? Yep. It’s similar to the Mass Effect series in that respect. You’ll be playing as a specific character named V, but you can customize how they look and choose from one of two voice actors, Cherami Leigh or John Flanagan. You’ll have stats, too, and dialogue options that affect outcomes.
- What’s the combat like? It looks like there are lots of conflict resolution options—eg, talking, hacking, sneaking—but Cyberpunk 2077 is at least in part a first-person shooter. It looks similar to immersive sims like Deus Ex.
- Can you do a non-lethal run? Yes. This wasn’t always true, but after feedback in 2018, CD Projekt RED gave “pretty much every gun” a non-lethal setting, lead quest designer Paweł Sasko told us.
- Who is Keanu Reeves’ character? Reeves is playing Johnny Silverhand, a well-known character from the original 1988 Cyberpunk tabletop game. He’ll be hanging out in V’s head as a “digital ghost,” so you should see lots of him throughout the game.