Cyberpunk 2077 'Pretty Different' From What Was Shown Last Year, Says Quest Director

Quest director Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz on polishing what could be CD Projekt RED's biggest title.
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Last year's gameplay demo was just a tiny slice of the whole pie, it would seem. CD Projekt

Cyberpunk 2077 fans now have something new and different to look forward to.

CD Projekt RED’s upcoming video game received considerable attention from a vast majority of the gaming community after gameplay footage was released last year. Night City, the district in which Cyberpunk 2077 is set, is a sight to behold, with its aesthetic favorably comparable to a retro-futuristic vibe. It does help that the game plays in first-person, further immersing you in what the game has to offer.

However, what we have seen so far may be a poor representation of what Cyberpunk 2077 will be once it’s finally released. CD Projekt RED themselves confirmed that the gameplay demo shown was an early build of the game, and as such not truly set in stone in the grand scheme of video game development. This information comes from the game’s quest director, Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz, who spoke with AreaJugones and stated that Cyberpunk 2077 now is “pretty different” from what CD Projekt RED has shown last year (Reddit translation here).

"We are constantly polishing and thinking how to make the game more interesting, how to make the gameplay more cool and, well, the demo shown last year was only a small fragment of the actual game," Tomaszkiewicz said. "There wasn't a clear picture of how the game fits into an open world or how it fits into a larger image of the game. So, there are many stuff that we didn't show yet, there are many things that we are still working on. I would say that the game is pretty different to what we shown last year but there are many details that we are currently working on."

In spite of the changing nature of some things here and there, Tomaszkiewicz was adamant that the overall visions and themes of the game remain the same. "I would say that Cyberpunk 2077 is an open world game with a strong narrative component set in a dark future," he said. "It is an RPG with decisions and consequences where everything you do matters. Well, I do not know how much more I can put in the box, it depends on the source we use. I would say that there are many ways to play in terms of gameplay and it offers a wide variety of options depending on how you want to play the title and allows you to enjoy the way you want to play. I think that's how I would describe the title."

If anything, this news should make fans much more hyped to play the game. Cyberpunk 2077 is expected at this year’s E3, where we might finally get a release date. Hopefully.

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