Is Cyberpunk 2077 going to be faithful to the tabletop game? Does the creator approve?
One of many big games coming out in 2020 is Cyberpunk 2077. The game is going to be big, expansive, and give you plenty of choices on how to play. But for one Mike Pondsmith, he wsa more concerned about the game living up to what the legendary tabletop game was like. And not only is he thrilled with how the game is, he couldn’t be happier with the team at CD Projekt Red.
“That is why we went with them. This game has been optioned for years to many, many different studios. But what I saw in CD Projekt was that they really cared about it and the things that were important to us were important to them. So I knew it was in good hands.
“We have a unique take on the cyberpunk genre: it’s a heroic kind of cyberpunk in this sort of dirty, gritty way, but you can still be the hero. That’s unusual for the genre and a lot of the game companies who have been interested before saw maybe the Blade Runner-esque qualities, but they didn’t see the weird, fun and dangerous, risky elements. It’s hard to describe. It was the ethos of the 80s, that a lone person with a gun and an attitude could change the world.”