(unofficial) Cyberpunk 2077 FAQ. Frequently Asked Quandaries.

(unofficial) Cyberpunk 2077 FAQ. Frequently Asked Quandaries.

We didn't seem to have one of these and it would be useful, so I shall start one. CDPR can remove or change or whatever of course. Update as we go and you guys feed in information.

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Is there any new news?!

2018: BEEP.

-Well, check the links below for what we've got but if you're looking for hardcore data, to quote Mr. I-co-birthed-CDPR Marcin Iwinski, (his name really is I win. Freaky, isn't it?), "We haven’t talked a lot about the game, and we’re still not at the stage where we’re ready to talk about it." They're working hard but not talking about it. When that changes, you won't see this.

On a related note, from CDPR CEO: "The promotional campaign (for Cyberpunk 2077) is already planned. It’s main element is the surprise, so I cannot even say when it will begin. Simply because it has to come as a surprise."

Who is this CD Projekt Red you speak of?

-Really, Faithful Reader? Really? Very well. They are pretty great.

Adam Kiciński, President, CDPR had this to say about his crew, which I quite liked:

"[Our people] believe that, I hope they believe that, at CDProjekt they are able to create the greatest games in the world. No one will stop them because we, as business persons in the company, we are not valuing Business over Quality. So we never stop them from quality for any business reason."

"We have to calculate money, of course, but we are not the company which will ever, ever say, "because of fiscal, we have to." Never. We always look at the long term, we always look at the quality because we truly believe in it."

There. That's CD Projekt Red.

What is Cyberpunk 2077?

-Cyberpunk 2077 is a PC and next-generation console story-driven open-world role-playing game being made by CD Projekt Red. It is set in the universe of and derived from the tabletop role-playing game Cyberpunk 2020 developed by R.Talsorian and written by Mike Pondsmith. It will utterly destroy your world and replace it with a much better one. Well, a much cooler-looking one. This may involve surgery, but you weren't using that eye anyway, were you?

NOTE:Cyberpunk 2077 is NOT an MMO. In any way or kind. Repeat, NOT an MMO. Nothing wrong with MMOs, but this game is not going to be one.

Do the Devs read this forum?

CDPR: "Of course."

Development Questions!

What means this word, "Cyberpunk"?

Originally, it loosely defined a literary genre. That genre has long since expanded into other media. Cyberpunk is generally defined as, "High Tech meets Low Life" and can be seen in the novel Neuromancer, movies such as Blade Runner and graphic novels like Ghost in the Shell and Transmetropolitan. Not to mention, role-playing games like Cyberpunk 2020.
We have a thread with lots of suggestions for you to read, watch and enjoy over here.

What is this Cyberpunk 2020 you speak of?

-The RPG of the Dark Future! Solos, Boostergangs, Netrunners, High-Fashion Models and You!
Elements of the Matrix, Blade Runner, Judge Dredd, Appleseed and Michael Mann's Heat all meet up and have a party!
Find more details here of course.

Blog of the 2020 PnP Devs, R.Tal: http://rtalsoriangames.wordpress.com/

-We have even MORE online resources for you to peruse over here.

Sidenote for Old Punks: The timeline does include everything up until and including the end of Firestorm: Shockwave. CyberGen and V3 are not in.

What kind of graphics are we looking at? I NEED THE PURTY.

CDPR has said CP2077 will use Red Engine 3, their disturbingly-impressive game engine developed for Witcher 3 and CP2077. You may begin to slather.

When will it be out?!

-When It's Done. CDPR are aiming for Before Actual 2077, but they are determined that this be an epic, amazing experience for us and they will take however long they need to make sure that their standards are met. Be grateful! Quality is assured! Go play some CP2020 until it's ready! Have a cookie.

Gameplay Questions!

Single Player or Multiplayer or Single-Player with Multi-player components?

-Speaking to Eurogamer, managing director Adam Badowski said Cyberpunk 2077 "will be a story-based RPG experience with amazing single-player playthroughs, but we're going to add multiplayer features."

First or Third Person Perspective?

-Tenth. It's a new narrative technique. No, I kid. Again, we don't know yet. Whichever one you'd prefer, prepare for the other. That way, you can be numb to your loss OR pleasantly surprised! Feel free to contribute your view on the subject at our Poll here.

Mature Content?

Well, it's a dark future, people lie to you, you may have to cope with loss and...oh, wait. Is that a little drool I spot there? Yeah, it is. Wipe that..there you go.
Anyway, if you're asking us if there will be bare breasts, we don't know. ODDS ARE there will be, since CDPR does not shy away from a thorough engagement with their adult subjects, whether it be blood, sex or racism. If you haven't played Witcher 1, 2 or 3...please do so. Now. Right now. Go!

/////// SCREAMSHEETS! ///////(That's a Cyberpunk term for media reports)

Where can I read of this in the medias so that I may further broaden my growing mind?

Shavod did us a solid and some hearty research and provides these updated links! Thanks, Shavod! Media from 2012 to 2018!

May 31 2012 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KK5qvys_Jz4 – Summer Conference 2012, first announcement

June 12 2012 https://www.polygon.com/gaming/2012/...-tabletop-game - interview with Marcin Iwiński and Adam Badowski

October 19 2012 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFxq1W6XB1Q (Polish) – gram.pl interview with Mateusz Kanik (current design director)

October 19 2012 https://www.gry-online.pl/S022.asp?ID=8598 (Polish) – about Cyberpunk 2077 in general, info from the meeting with Mateusz Kanik and Mike Pondsmith

January 11 2013 GameTrailers Interview with Mateusz Kanik - website is down, only some fragments survived (posting them below)
So what is the world in 2077. What will change?

The fourth corporate war in Cyberpunk 2020 ended with the detonation of a nuke on top of the Arasaka Tower, resulting in the entire corporate district being annihilated. We have the reconstruction of the buildings somewhere else. It is the same city, but it moved a little closer to the coast. You’ll find some legendary places like Afterlife. The corporations will also remain present – Arasaka, Dynalar, KiroshI etc, be sure to find them.

When comparing the game to The Witcher series – how will you change its technology. Cyberpunk will use the REDengine. But the tool is still developing?

This is an amazing engine! This is truly one of the best tools for creating RPGs and it allows us to make every role-playing title. But some changes are necessary. In The Witcher we didn’t have guns, only crossbows, which are a completely different story. We have to change the physics and ballistics of the game. Character movement will also change – the witcher is a mutated human, but we’ll have a whole system of cyber-implants, allowing you to modify your limbs. These are the main changes in the game engine, but there are a lot of small features that have to be changed and added.

How would you describe Cyberpunk 2077 for someone who doesn’t know too much about it? A person who never heard about the genre, didn’t watch Blade Runner or Ghost in the Shell etc.?

Cyberpunk 2077 will be an awesome game about a hero from the streets, from very dangerous streets. Raised from the gutter, he uses ultra-modern technology to stand against large corporations and others who exploit the underprivileged. The lonely rider takes his chopper, tech and the slaughter begins (laughter). Awesomeness in pure form with an engrossing, non-linear story – like an epic movie.

January 11 2013
http://gallery.mailchimp.com/e44aa77...O_CON_CP77.pdf - article about pros and cons of Braindance

January 11 2013 - https://www.polygon.com/2013/1/11/38...with-printable - interview with narrative and setting director Sebastian Stępień

January 12 2013 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XYG6v_kKQU (Polish) – interview with Adam Badowski and Tomasz Bagiński at TVP Info

January 12 2013 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_sHKvlyHRg – for shit and giggles, Cyberpunk by EA Games

January 12 2013 - https://forums.cdprojektred.com/file...tch?id=6689511 – here you can see first revealed Psycho Squad logo. It clearly disproves that they based that logo on the one from the Suicide Squad movie, as I heard some people were saying.

January 13 2013 - http://www.gram.pl/news/2013/08/13/c...oczesnie.shtml (Polish, but source is in English) – news about the mixed TPP and FPP perspective

January 14 2013 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPZxkhLoukI –Mike Pondsmith about Cyberpunk world

January 14 2013 - https://kotaku.com/5975995/the-incre...erpunk--crysis - article about the works of Maciej Kuciara who created an early concept arts for Cyberpunk 2077

January 14 2013 – http://gpwmedia.pl/entries/5404/ (Polish) – Adam Kiciński briefly about Cyberpunk 2077

January 15 2013 - https://www.behance.net/gallery/6573211/Cyberpunk-2077 - technical details of the trailer

Date Unknown - http://i.imgur.com/o2qCJ8k.jpg - Cyberpunk preview from The Official Xbox Magazine

January 25 2013 - https://www.theverge.com/2013/1/25/3...cd-projekt-rpg - interview with former gameplay designer Marcin Janiszewski

January 27 2013 - http://www.gamertagradio.com/2013/01...yberpunk-2077/ - interview with writer Rafał Praszczałek and former gameplay designer Damien Monnier (starts somewhere around 00:17:39)

January 28 2013 - http://www.gamestalker.nl/interview-...yberpunk-2077/ (Dutch) – interview with senior designer Łukasz Szczepankowski

February 2 2013 - https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/201...tary-in-games/ - interview with Mateusz Kanik

February 5 2013 - https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/201...ing-cyberpunk/ - interview with Mike Pondsmith

February 7 2013 - http://www.artofvfx.com/cyberpunk-20...platige-image/ - Maciej Jackiewicz from Platige Images about trailer production

February 11 2013 - http://obskures.de/2013/cyberpunk-20...ike-pondsmith/ - another interview with Mike Pondsmith

February 26 2013 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzwUslpNe4k (Polish with English subtitles available) – question about the localisation of Cyberpunk 2077

March 7 2013 - https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articl...a-our-strategy - interview with Adam Badowski who talks a bit about Cyberpunk among other things

March 13 2013 - http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...ve-multiplayer - Adam Badowski about multiplayer features in Cyberpunk 2077

March 24 2013 - http://masakultury.pl/masa-kultury-37-adam-badowski/ (Polish) - podcast with Adam Badowski about Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077. Translated parts related to Cyberpunk you will find in this thread:


May 1 2013 - http://uk.ign.com/articles/2013/05/0...into-cyberpunk - interview with Mateusz Kanik and Sebastian Stępień

June 6 2013 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...Ex9L6zA#at=258 – GamersOnGames interview with Mike Pondsmith

June 7 2013 - https://forums.cdprojektred.com/file...tch?id=6689620 – replica of the weapon from the trailer they used for promotional purposes at E3 2013

June 19 2013 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=HO7CEj9kSRA – Łukasz Szczepankowski and Marcin Janiszewski about adapting mechanics for video games

July 13 2013 - https://www.gamestm.co.uk/features/t...yberpunk-2077/ - interview with Mike Pondsmith and Damien Monnier

October 21 2013 - https://www.games.ch/8935-cyberpunk-...spielzeug-Zjc/ (German) – a long preview of Cyberpunk 2077

October 25 2013 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=yuoJyuHIWHY – panel about Cyberpunk in general with Rafał Praszczałek and CP2077 former producer Antoni Strzałkowski

December 12 2013 – https://www.nowgamer.com/cyberpunk-2...-and-low-life/ - just the part of the bigger interview with Mike Pondsmith and Damien Monnier, but it’s still something

January 23 2014 - http://www.gram.pl/news/2014/01/23/c...-rpg-iem.shtml (Polish) - Marcin Iwiński proclaims that the game won’t be an online shooter, but an actual RPG

November 17 2014 - https://venturebeat.com/2014/11/17/cyberpunk-2077/ - interview mostly about the trailer

June 20 2015 - http://www.gram.pl/news/2015/06/20/c...iem-2077.shtml (Polish) - Marcin Iwiński talks about being impressed with Fallout 4 reveal and them wanting to play it out somewhat similar by revealing the game only when they will be able to show a substantial part of it. He also adds that they already started moving more and more people to work on Cyberpunk.

October 7 2015 - youtube.com/watch?v=KIAH6jc6wjc – news from IGN about Cyberpunk 2077 being much bigger then The Witcher 3

January 5 2014 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2pD5KEn5r0 - video about Cyberpunk and Witcher 3. Most notably this is where the poster with the key features of Cyberpunk 2077 was revealed (link to the poster below).


February 24 2016 - https://www.gry-online.pl/S013.asp?ID=96716 (Polish) – news about Marcin Przybyłowicz being a composer for Cyberpunk 2077

March 10 2016 – https://www.dualshockers.com/cyberpu...ally-intended/ - Adam Badowski about the scale of the project

March 18 2016 - https://www.gamespot.com/articles/cy.../1100-6435781/ - interview with Marcin Iwiński

April 24 2016 - http://www.player.one/cyberpunk-2077...-begins-529132 - Jose Texeira about updating the dev tools

May 14 2016 - https://www.gamepressure.com/e.asp?ID=707 - interview with John Mamais regarding the planned expansion of Cracow division involved in development of Cyberpunk 2077

June 22 2016 - http://www.komputerswiat.pl/gamezill...k-i-latajacymi (Polish) - news about job offers suggesting the presence of playable vehicles in the game

September 5 2016 - http://www.komputerswiat.pl/gamezill...d-wiedzminem-3 (Polish) - news about more people working on the game at that moment then during the most intense moments on The Witcher 3

September 5 2016 - https://www.neondystopia.com/cyberpu...yberpunk-2020/ - interview with Mike Pondsmith. Not much about Cyberpunk 2077, but it's always a good read

September 27 2016 - https://www.gry-online.pl/S013.asp?ID=100473 (Polish) https://www.gamepressure.com/e.asp?ID=1077 (English) – article about CDPR applying for GameINN dotations

November 7 2016 - http://www.fahrenheit.net.pl/roznosc...cyberpunk-2077 - news about polish Sci-Fi writer Martyna Raduchowska joining the team working on Cyberpunk 2077

December 20 2016 - https://www.gamesradar.com/witcher-d...its-next-game/ - the results of the application for GameINN dotations

March 30 2017 - https://www.pcgamer.com/cd-projekt-c...ll-a-ways-off/ - Adam Badowski and Adam Kiciński about state of development

May 29 2017 - http://www.eurogamer.pl/articles/201...paign=pl-daily (Polish) – Adam Kiciński says that their plan for marketing campaign is ready and huge part of it is element of surprise

June 9 2017 - http://polygamia.pl/szantaz-tworcow-...o-prokuratury/ (Polish) – news about the hackers stealing an old data and blackmailing company. CDPR contacted prosecutor’s office

July 12 2017 - http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...cd-projekt-red - a little history

July 12 2017 - http://www.eurogamer.pl/articles/201...orem-uniwersum (Polish) - interview with Mike Pondsmith

July 12 2017 - https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/201...ith-interview/ - another interview with Mike Pondsmith

July 12 2017 - http://pl.ign.com/cyberpunk-2077-pc/...ozmawiamy-z-mi (in English) - ditto

July 14 2017 - https://www.gamereactor.eu/news/5625...nd+surprising/ - Mike Pondsmith about implementation of roles in Cyberpunk 2077

November 7 2017 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rwx1N5BbqaY&t=690s (Polish with English subtitles available) - Adam Kicinski's interview with Strefa Inwestorow (yes, that one)

November 8 2017 - https://ask.fm/Perturbatormusic/answers/142355958752 - Perturbator hints that he might be working on Cyberpunk 2077 soundtrack

November 12 2017 – https://gamingbolt.com/cyberpunk-207...ou-read-online - Przybyłowicz about the negative rumors

November 15 2017 - https://www.pb.pl/cyberpunk-liczy-ka...-milowe-898363 (Polish) - interview with Adam Kicinski about reaching the milestone

November 19 2017 - http://www.gram.pl/news/2017/11/19/c...erskiego.shtml (Polish) - news about Cyberpunk 2077 reaching an important milestone

November 19 2017 - https://wccftech.com/cdpr-cyberpunk-...idden-catches/ - CDPR dismissing the worries regarding lootboxes in Cyberpunk 2077

January 10 2018 - https://twitter.com/CyberpunkGame/st...200466944?s=09 - beep

January 29 2018 - http://en.cdprojektred.com/news/900-...one-lost-shoe/ - for a nice accent in the end, the report from the company's Christmas Party

-And in case you SOMEhow missed it, CDPR's blog. Great stuff here! http://www.cyberpunk.net/blog/

Last question! Last question! IS Mike Pondsmith as incredibly sexy as his voice?

-I have no idea, I've never met the man. It is a lasting shame upon my name, my family's name, etc. I understand he has a wife, though. Sorry, gang! We all share your pain.
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Was wondering where the FAQ was hiding. Good thing we have one know. Will bring any newbies up to start. Nicely done!
Useful information! I also thought Cyberpunk 2020 had elements from Judge Dredd; it's still a cyberpunk universe, just a little bit more post-apocalyptic.
It is!

"We are definitely starting for new consoles," managing director Adam Badowski told us, when asked whether the pair of known-about "AAA+" games will be for this generation or the next.
I know it is far too early to speak about it, but I think many people will ask (well they are already asking) on what system/s this game will be released,
PC? - yeah, X360? - maybe, PS3? - their owners really hope so, next gen consoles? - could be...

thing is, this information should be included in the FAQ, even when at this point in time, all it can say is "not confirmed",
just saying :)
Well, and this is just my opinion...with the way things are going, a game being release to PC almost guarantees a release to the X360 since Microsoft is shifting to the two of them being closer closer in OS architecture. The current X360's are upgrading and I believe rumor has it that the next line of XBOXes will run on a version of Windows 8.

PS3...can't say for certain, but I would be surprised if they didn't release to this platform. Honestly, I don't see a WII release because of the control structure used on the WII, but I could be wrong.

As for DRM...I know a few people have commented on this here and there, so here's my two euro worth. If this a single player game with multiplayer support....I would go with Steam. This would still allow us to play the single player missions even if we aren't online since you can sign in as "offline" with Steam. And, yes, I am a computer gamer, in case someone had missed that unstated point..lol.
All they said was, from early last year, "PC and next-generation consoles." That's in the FAQ. When they are more precise, I'll update.
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