To the surprise of maybe one or two people in the entire world, Cyberpunk 2077 will feature multiple endings, as confirmed by quest director Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz during an interview with a YouTuber named YongYea at E3 2019. Cyberpunk 2077 is the latest effort from renowned RPG development studio CD Projekt Red, the company behind The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and popular online TCG Gwent, a spin-off of Geralt's adventures.
Cyberpunk 2077 has been the subject of increased media scrutiny leading up to E3 2019, and not all of it has been pretty. The game has been controversial for its portrayal of race and gender, leading the creator of Cyberpunk 2020, the tabletop franchise that inspired CD Projekt Red's video game, to defend some of the studio's choices. On the bright side, however, the recent reveal of Keanu Reeves as a main character in Cyberpunk 2077 has done wonders for the title, with many excited to see one of the most in-demand celebrities of 2019 lending his talents to a story-driven game. Most importantly, new hands-off demo impressions from E3 2019 have begun to create buzz around the gameplay in Cyberpunk 2077, something crucial in the game's marketing build-up since it's a big departure from the third-person fantasy world that made CD Projekt Red famous.
In an interview with YouTuber YongYea, Cyberpunk 2077 quest director Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz confirmed that the upcoming game will feature multiple endings. Tomaszkiewicz played coy about just how many endings would be available, but for reference, The Witcher 3 had several major endings that then fed into even more varied minor endings based on decisions made throughout the game. Given that Cyberpunk 2077 is supposed to be bigger than The Witcher 3, it stands to reason that the game could end up having even more options for endings when all is said and done.
The interview also indicated that CD Projekt Red is looking into a Cyberpunk 2077 photo mode, but it might not make it into the game at launch, just like the rumored potential for a Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer addition that would have to be after the game releases if it ever occurs. The photo mode was previously confirmed by CD Projekt Red last fall, but it appears priorities may have shifted a little during development.
It's not a major surprise to find out that Cyberpunk 2077 will have multiple endings, but it is something of a relief—fans would likely have been outraged if there was only one finale available after such a lengthy and choice-driven game. What the inclusion of multiple endings does indicate, however, is that Cyberpunk 2077 isn't abandoning the roots that made other CD Projekt Red games so great, a fact that should keep long-time supporters of the studio extremely intrigued in the development of the first-person sci-fi RPG as it progresses.