Cyberpunk Creator Reveals Why He Chose CD Projekt RED To Make Cyberpunk 2077
Many gamers have been looking forward to the release of Cyberpunk 2077 for quite some time now, with the legion of fans growing even more after Keanu Reeves dropped in at E3 2019 to promote the game. What many still don’t know, however, is that the upcoming video game is actually based on the Cyberpunk 2020 board game by Mike Pondsmith. Now, Pondsmith has revealed why he chose CD Projekt RED to develop the game out of all the studios the rights were offered to.
Mike Pondsmith recently sat down with the folks over at Video Game Chronicle to discuss Cyberpunk 2077, wherein he revealed that he had to turn down many other dev studios before he ended up giving the rights to CD Projekt RED. According to Pondsmith, CD Projekt RED is made up of “fans” of the Cyberpunk series that grew up playing the board game. Pondsmith likened it to “a bunch of guys who watched the Star Wars movies as kids and then got a chance to make a Star Wars game,” saying that the team would “do the best damn job they could.”
Pondsmith also stated that the studio “really cared” about the series and that “the things that were important to us were important to them.” According to Pondsmith, many of the other developers only saw the Blade Runner aspects of the creation and not the “weird, fun and dangerous, risky elements” that CD Projekt RED has proven uniquely capable of honing in on. Whether or not the studio will live up to his expectations is still unknown, though we need only wait until 2020 to find out. At least they made the release year line up with the name of the board game.
Cyberpunk 2077 releases on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on April 16, 2020.
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