Cyberpunk 2077 Is “Inherently Political,” Says CD Projekt RED
The excitement for CD Projekt RED’s upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 is growing by the day. Whether the momentum is sustainable until it inevitably releases in a couple years will have to wait to be seen, the information being unveiled by the developers is certainly enough to keep interest alive. That said, a recent interview has provided fans with more details about the inbound RPG.
CD Projekt RED quest designer Patrick Mills, who also worked on The Witcher 3, recently spoke with the Official Xbox Magazine. During the interview, Mills drew some similarities between Cyberpunk 2077 and the most recent installment in The Witcher franchise. However, when he was asked whether or not the ambitious title will have “political themes or social commentary,” Mills said:
“Cyberpunk 2077 is a game about people with power at the top and people at the bottom with none. That power can come from money, hierarchies, technology and violence. The original Cyberpunk 2020 setting, like the setting of The Witcher stories, was a complex critique of the author’s world, and we don’t shy away from that in our games. On the contrary I think it’s one of the things that sets us apart […] Cyberpunk is an inherently political genre and it’s an inherently political franchise.”
It was during this same interview that Mills reassured everyone about their decision to go with a first-person perspective in Cyberpunk 2077. “It’s an RPG before it’s a shooter,” he stated. “And it’s really about making a character and inhabiting that character and living in this world and making choices from not just the point of view of that character but also of yourself.”
You can read more about that right here. Cyberpunk 2077 doesn’t have any release information available at this time, but as long as they keep the details flowing, we won’t mind the wait. 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:
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What say you, gamers? Do you agree with Mills that the Cyberpunk genre is inherently political? When do you believe we will see the release of the upcoming game? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!
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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.