CD Projekt Red doesn’t regret making Cyberpunk 2077 first-person but is undecided on the sequel

CD Projekt Red Discusses First-Person Perspective in Cyberpunk 2077 Sequel

CD Projekt Red has addressed the decision to make Cyberpunk 2077 a first-person game and whether the sequel will follow the same route. During the studio’s recent Investor Day presentation, it was revealed that the game has sold 25 million copies since its launch in 2020, while also mentioning the success of Phantom Liberty with three million copies sold in its first week.

As for the sequel, codenamed Orion, it was confirmed that active development is underway. During the presentation, the question of whether the team regrets making Cyberpunk 2077 a first-person experience was raised. In response, quest director Paweł Sasko stated that there are no regrets, but it remains uncertain if the same approach will be taken for the sequel (via IGN).

“There are no regrets on our part,” said Sasko. “What we wanted was for Cyberpunk to have its own identity and to be noticeable as this different thing. These days it’s YouTube, Twitch, and screenshots that sell games, and this is the way one can use to show that identity and individuality to players.”

Sasko further noted, “I wanted to say that the first-person perspective is the main characteristic of Cyberpunk and its perception by the players too. It’s also noticeably different from The Witcher, and this helped us craft the product identity as such.”

Regarding the sequel, CD Projekt Red has not made a final decision on whether it will adopt a first-person perspective. Sasko added, “But for Orion, we’re yet to see.”

In addition to discussing the first-person perspective, chief creative officer Adam Badowski confirmed that the Cyberpunk 2077 sequel will be developed by the same team responsible for Phantom Liberty. Currently in the conceptual design phase, the game will be crafted by experienced developers who had a hand in fine-tuning Cyberpunk 2077 and creating Phantom Liberty, as shared by Badowski.

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