Cyberpunk 2077: Best Viewed In First Person, Says Cyberpunk 2020 Creator

Cyberpunk 2077

To say that a good portion of fans were skeptical when CD Projekt RED revealed that Cyberpunk 2077 would be a first-person game would be a massive understatement. Upon hearing the news, it quickly got around that the title would be a first-person shooter, but CDPR were on top of it with a rapid response, saying that it is very much a first-person RPG. That said, the creator of the original Cyberpunk 2020 tabletop game says that a first-person view is the best way to experience the upcoming title’s world.

Mike Pondsmith, Cyberpunk 2020 creator, recently spoke with LastKnownMeal. During the interview, Pondsmith discussed many topics, ranging from The Witcher tabletop RPG to the video game based on his creation from 30 years ago. Naturally, the topic of first-person came up, and Pondsmith agrees with the route CDPR has chosen. “I thoroughly support the first person perspective, and a couple reasons why,” he said.

“One of them is the density of the world is best perceived that way,” he continued. The example he provides is from the demo that was showcased at this year’s E3, in which V (the playable character) is walking down the street and conversation are happening all over the place. With a third person perspective, players are aware in that situation – who is talking, what’s happening around you, etc. When it comes to first person, however, “you have the choice” to ignore a noise or what someone is saying. On the other hand, players have the same choice to “turn around and engage in that conversation.”

The second reason that Pondsmith gives in support of a first person view in Cyberpunk 2077 is that “situational awareness in third is way, way, way too big.” Putting the player into a first person view gives them the opportunity to experience exactly what a character does. Instead of giving you a strategic view, it offers a tactical view, and a “perception of the world which is based on what your character would know,” Pondsmith stated.

Listening to the interview definitely gives one the sense that Pondsmith is truly proud of what CDPR is creating. You can listen to it in its entirety below. Cyberpunk 2077 has no information regarding a release date as of now, but we’ve probably got a couple more years before it launches. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:

What say you, gamers? Can you absolutely not wait until you are living it up in Night City? Did you know you can hear our thoughts on the demo from E3 right here? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7! Check out the interview with Mike Pondsmith below:

Eric Garrett2269 Posts

Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.


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