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Cyberpunk 2077 - More on Inspiration

by Myrthos, 2012-12-06 22:03:56

CD Red's Senior Designer Marcin Janiszewski talks about the games they are inspired by for Cyberpunk 2077, using elements from each of them.

Here at CD Projekt Red we are inspired by many different types of games, not only cyberpunk games. And INSPIRED is the key word here.  Taking one feature from game A, another from game B and yet another from game C doesn’t mean that final product will be a game of A+B+C quality. There is actually a high chance that if the process of adapting features wasn’t done carefully or mixed properly, then the final game will be a disaster  – the sum of a bunch of things that do not work well together. And no one want to end up with Cyberpunk game like that, right?

Dystopia and Syndicate are, of course, not the only games that we are looking at, though they are obvious inspirations. There are quite few more. I will only highly major features of these games that have guided what we want Cyberpunk 2077 to become, and maybe in the future we will go into more details about how these concepts work together.

System Shock (1994) – Great atmosphere combined with non-linear gameplay

Fallout 2 (1998) – A character’s development could determine the available dialog options he/she would encounter

Baldur’s Gate Saga (1998-2000) – Faithful adaptation of a Pen& Paper RPG system without getting bogged down in numbers.

Deus Ex (2000) – Considered by many to one of the best (if not the best) Cyberpunk game. It had an involving story multiple ways to accomplish a goal. One of first games of its time and still one of the very few games where it was possible to finish it without killing anyone.

The Witcher series (2007, 2011) – Rich and mature story. Stunning graphics.

Skyrim (2011) – One of the best implementations of an open, sandbox world.


Information about

Cyberpunk 2077

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Sci-Fi
Genre: RPG
Platform: Unknown
Release: In development