Cyberpunk 2077 Hardcore Mode Turns Off UI Completely

In an interview with WCCF Tech, CD Projekt Red devs talk about game difficulty and what's in store for hardcore players.
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Cyberpunk 2077 Hardcore Mode and other details revealed in interview with WCCF Tech.
Cyberpunk 2077 Hardcore Mode and other details revealed in interview with WCCF Tech. CD Projekt Red

Cyberpunk 2077 is making tsunami-sized waves all over the internet, and with us inching closer and closer to launch day, it seems the hype and craze is only going to get bigger. As a special treat from the folks over at WCCF Tech, we now have a better idea of what's in store for us in Cyberpunk 2077, especially in terms of game difficulty and the features available for the obligatory Hardcore Mode.

In the interview, CD Projekt Red developer in-charge of UI development Alvin Liu discussed the different options that will be made available to players in terms of accessibility and interface options. As an unexpected, but welcome, surprise, Liu also shared a few details about the game's Hardcore Mode, most interestingly the option to turn off the user interface entirely. With the UI disabled, players will have a much harder time monitoring vital statistics such as health and ammunition. This will make the game both infinitely more challenging and immersive. When asked about the different difficulty settings, Liu stated:

"Yes, of course, of course. The most fun one I think will be the Hardcore setting where we turn off the UI you live as well."

Source: WCCF Tech

One of the most controversial decisions involving Cyberpunk 2077 was the decision to make the game first-person only. Unlike other CD Projekt Red games such as the The Witcher series which gave players a masterfully-crafted third-person view of the game world, fans were concerned over Cyberpunk 2077 becoming predominantly a first-person shooter. Liu also addresses this in the interview:

"Also, at the same time, if you want to play more casually for the story and maybe you’re not experienced with shooters, which was a real big concern for us. We want to tell a story and maybe you’re a big fan of The Witcher and you’re not comfortable playing a shooter, we have settings available for that. We even have weapons for that. If you recall from last year’s demo, we had a weapon called the smart gun, which helps you aim. The bullets were much slower and usually a bit weaker. But if your aiming isn’t your forte, you can always pick up the smart gun."

Source: WCCF Tech

In any case, Cyberpunk 2077 is slated to become one of the biggest video game launches of 2020, and fans all over the world are excited to see how CD Projekt Red has adapted the cult classic cyberpunk tabletop game into a vivid, living video game world.

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