Cyberpunk 2077 Devs Discuss Their Ambiguous Storytelling
We may still have a few months to go before we finally get to step into the world of Cyberpunk 2077, but that isn’t stopping anyone from getting excited about the upcoming game from CD Projekt RED. This is especially true after Night City Wire premiered and more gameplay was revealed, but the devs have also been dropping more information in other places.
During an interview with Game Informer, Cyberpunk 2077 lead quest designer Pawel Sasko discussed the team’s process of creating ambiguous stories that are filled with second guesses. If you have ever played any of the games in The Witcher series, you might be familiar with this type of storytelling, and CD Projekt RED is pretty great at it.
“It’s a very complex thing,” the Cyberpunk 2077 developer said. “It’s very easy when you design things to just fall into one [extreme] or another, and this is how our production style comes into play. We’re always keeping each other in check… to figure out the correct way to present elements or the character when you look at it from their perspective. We always look at it from a perspective of balance.” Sasko also noted that the writer, quest designer, and cinematic designer all come together to create each quest, which offers them the varying perspectives.
Combined with feedback from designers and testers, the team is then able to adjust some characteristics about any given character, possibly even throwing in a bit more ambiguity to make sure players continue guessing. This will certainly be the case in Cyberpunk 2077. “It might be that a character is speaking in a very convincing manner, but through the animations, through their poses, and through the setup of the scene, we are showing that the character is not like that,” Sasko said.
Cyberpunk 2077 is currently in development for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, with an expected launch date set for November 19th. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as we learn more about the adventure that awaits us in Night City, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:
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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.