Cyberpunk 2077 is set to be one of the most anticipated games of this console generation, but CD Projekt Red warns that you’ll have some tough decisions to make.
Chatting with the arhn2eu channel, Phillipp Weber, the senior quest designer for Cyberpunk 2077 discussed how impactful your choices will be in the game and alluded to their being longer consequences to your actions, with some actions taking a fair while before showing you the impact you’ve caused.
“One thing we also want to do is, every choice has a consequence, or can have multiple consequences. So maybe whatever you do in this one quest has maybe also a consequence in two or three other quests, which will then also go even further,” Weber stated.
Cyberpunk 2077 is set to blur the lines between good and bad, as it’ll seemingly place the player in morally grey decisions. Seemingly set to obscure whether you’ve done the right thing, Weber stated: “we’ll never tell you if one of your choices is good or bad.”. So rather than letting you know that “Kenny will remember that”, you’re going to have to sit and stew over every little decision you make in Cyberpunk 2077.
“The thing is, we don’t want you to expect what happens. Because then it gets boring, and then you’re just like ‘Oh yeah, good answer, good answer, good answer’. We want to make a mature game. And part of that is, there’s violence, there’s sex, but that also means we want to make a game for adults, and we want to make you feel emotions, but we also want to make you use your head.”
Drawing to a conclusion, Weber goes on to say “Maybe sometimes you have to think about something, and and you thought that this was a good idea. And maybe it comes back later, with a big consequence that you didn’t expect, and now you have to live with it. Because one thing we also like to do is, sometimes the consequence comes five hours later, just like in real life. And then you might not just want to load your saved game, and go ‘Ah. I’ll just re-do that choice’. Then you have to live with this consequence, but you know, it’s part of your story. And for me, I think that is how we can tell the best story in an adult game.”
Cyberpunk 2077 looks set to really make you think about your choices, rather than firing off a decision because you want some shiny loot and while there’s currently no actual release date for the game, once there’s more information on it, you can be sure that we’ll have that information for you.