CD Projekt Red’s ambitious upcoming RPG Cyberpunk 2077 has a branching narrative, with the story changing based on your choices–much like its last big effort, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. We know that how you decide to act will affect the development of your relationship Johnny Silverhand, the character played by Keanu Reeves. And we’ve now learned the game will have multiple endings, depending on what you do throughout the game.
Quest director Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz confirmed the existence of multiple endings in an interview with YongYea at E3 2019. For context, The Witcher 3 had three major endings; which one you arrive at depends on the choices you make during the campaign. Tomaszkiewicz did not say how many endings Cyberpunk 2077 will have apart from confirming there will be multiple ways the story can end.
Also in the interview, Tomaszkiewicz confirms that players can go through the entire campaign without using any augmentations besides the two that are automatically assigned to you during the prologue. The rest of the augmentations are optional. (It’s also possible to play the entire game without killing anyone.)
The developer also confirmed that CD Projekt Red is considering adding a Photo Mode, though it is “hard to tell” if it will happen. CD Projekt Red is considering it “seriously,” Tomaszkiewicz said. This is a big difference from September 2018 when the developers said they were planning for Cyberpunk 2077 to have a Photo Mode.
Tomaszkiewicz added that the studio is also not committing to a level cap for Cyberpunk 2077 just yet.
According to CD Projekt Red founder Marcin Iwinski, the studio is now in the polishing phase of development for Cyberpunk 2077. This is the most challenging part of the development process, Iwinski said, adding that he expects the team to be able to deliver “some amazing bells and whistles graphically” when the process is finished.
Cyberpunk 2077 launches on April 16, 2020, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It’s possible we could also see it on PS5 and Xbox Scarlett.
For more on the game–which features Keanu Reeves in a lead role–check out GameSpot’s preview of the new gameplay CD Projekt Red demoed at the show, as well as a look at its story.
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