The world of Cyberpunk has been detailed in a new release from CDProjekt Red and GOG.com, which not only officially renames the game to Cyberpunk 2077 but confirms the story will take place in the sprawling future metropolis of Night City and surrounds.
Well-known places from the Cyberpunk 2020 setting will appear, including Afterlife, Forlorn Hope, and a “combat zone completely taken over by gangs”. As for the storyline itself, we’re reassured that it will be multi-threaded, non-linear, and based in a world where “advanced technologies have become both the salvation and the curse of humanity”.
“And of course,” CDProjekt say, “a cyberpunk reality cannot be deprived of murderous steel – guns, rifles, implants, dozens of gadgets and other varied pieces of equipment needed to survive on the streets of Night City.”
The only thing we’re missing now is a release date — stay tuned to the newly-launched official site for more word, where an opening blog post riffs on the difficulties translating a pen-and-paper ruleset into a video game.