Although CD Projekt Red has already made it clear that Cyberpunk 2077 is nothing like The Witcher 3, there is one key difference between the two titles that may surprise gamers: The Witcher 3 handled gameplay from a third-person perspective, but Cyberpunk 2077 will be entirely first-person.
Cyberpunk 2077 is the next ambitious project from the studio that brought The Witcher games to life. The RPG features a main character, V, which is customizable. It occurs in a setting inspired by the tabletop RPG of the same name, a world that features a lot of dirt and grime, but also a lot of technological advancements, including cybernetics, robots and artificial intelligence (think Blade Runner). Player choice will feature a lot into how events unfold in that world, meaning that each playthrough of the game could have a different outcome and ending.
Screen Rant got a chance to check out Cyberpunk 2077 during a 50-minute gameplay presentation at E3 2018. What we learned was that it's more than just the futuristic setting and type of characters, though. Nearly everything about Cyberpunk 2077 separates itself from CD Projekt Red's previous titles.
To start with, the main character, V, is customizable. Players can choose what gender the character is, as well as hairstyles, clothes, body modifications, body types and makeup. There is even an option to choose what backstory the character has. The choices in how the character looks also affects gameplay, since characters will judge V based on his/her looks. CD Projekt Red also said that choices and consequences will play a larger part in Cyberpunk 2077 than any of their previous games. Every single piece of dialogue and every action will affect how the story plays out later on.
Although the E3 trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 gave players an idea of what the setting looks like, gameplay itself is like a first-person shooter to maximize player immersion filled with a dynamic environment that reacts to the player's choices. However, it's worth noting that players can drive vehicles in third-person, giving them the option to check out their customized character outside of a cutscene.
There is currently no release date for Cyberpunk 2077. But given the company's reputation, it will surely have fans willing to wait, especially when remembering how polished The Witcher 3 was when it first came out. In this case, patience is certainly a virtue. Be sure to check soon with Screen Rant for more coverage on Cyberpunk 2077.