Cyberpunk 2077 is probably the third most highly anticipated event in humanity’s near future, right behind engineering puppy sized elephants and fiery nuclear annihilation. Still, what about those of us too poor, too blind or too socially inept to play the upcoming neo-noir video-game extravaganza? Well, luckily for us, we may be getting a good old pen-and-paper version of the game.
Village elders out there may remember that there has already been a Cyberpunk RPG. Indeed, that’s what the video-game itself is based on, and so we enter another Street Fighter: The Movie: The Game situation. It does seem that we will be able to play an RPG based on a video-game based on an RPG.
The original creator of the Cyberpunk table-top RPG, Mike Pondsmith, seemed to confirm the rumor at PAX West. When asked whether there would be an RPG adaptation of the video-game, he replied “No comment. But probably, likely”. This is, of course, not an official confirmation, but it is pretty darn close.
The table-top RPG market is one that has had a long history with the cyberpunk genre, so it may not seem as fresh as it’s video-game counterpart. Titles like Shadowrun are still incredibly popular with RPG fans, so another Cyberpunk title will have some tough competition. It will likely depend on how successful the video-game is, which may explain why there is some hesitancy on declaring the Cyberpunk RPG official.
Cyberpunk 2077 (the video-game) has yet to receive an official release date, but it is set to be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.