CD Projekt RED games are known for their excellent and immersive story-telling, mixed with deep lore and mysterious background stories. The Witcher series is the best example of what players can expect from Cyberpunk 2077 in terms of storytelling.
One of the studio’s lead writers Stanisław Święcicki was recently featured in an interview in the September issue of the Official PlayStation Magazine, where he discussed the size of the writing team behind the studio’s upcoming sci-fi RPG title, Cyberpunk 2077. He discussed the process behind writing the game’s storyline, how they come up with several different concepts, offer them to the studio’s management and then they decide the one they like the most. Święcicki revealed between “eight to ten people” worked on the game’s narrative throughout development.
It’s around eight to ten people. Ten at the moment. So, it’s quite a team.
At the beginning it’s like all the team sort and on a higher level it’s decided what’s the direction. And then we come up with sort of a story outline so to speak – a very bird’s eye view of how the story progresses. Narrative is key at CD Projekt RED. I like to say narrative is key, rather than story is key. Because it all comes down to all the narrative teams really working closely.
Every department has a different focus: whether everything is logical, whether it works as levels, how good the cinematics and the mood of the scene is. Then it comes back to us and we organically change the scenes in that way, as the other teams suggest. We write the dialogue, it comes back to us again. So, it’s really a multilayered process.
Cyberpunk 2077 still doesn’t have a release date but we’ll update you once anything is confirmed. For now, here is everything you need to know about the title.