CD Projekt RED has revealed more details about the setting of its in-development RPG, Cyberpunk 2077.
The game will feature a multi-thread, nonlinear story designed for mature players that will take place in the sprawling metropolis of Night City.
Players will have a chance to freely roam the open-world environment and visit places well known from the pen-and-paper RPG Cyberpunk 2020, including a combat zone completely taken over by gangs, the legendary Afterlife joint and the nostalgic Forlorn Hope.
The story revolves around tech advancement and the decay of society.
Body augmentations invented to serve society have instead multiplied its problems, and new inventions have led to addictions and poverty became an even larger problem.
The player character was raised on the streets, and tries to lift himself up from the gutter and find a way to survive amongst boostergangs and megacorporations in a city of filth and sin.
People addicted to augmentations go on rampages, and the streets are filled with junkies addicted to a new form of entertainment – the braindance, a cheap way to experience the emotions and stimuli of someone else, someone living a more exciting life.
Braindances are made by corporations, but there are also illegal underground ones available. Entering the mind of a serial killer means not only seeing the monstrosity he performs, but also living his lust to kill and fulfilment.
Platforms and a release date for the game are yet to be announced.