Cyberpunk 2077 Dev Isn’t Afraid to Admit Game Features Politics

Cyberpunk 2077 is a sci-fi action RPG title from the creators of The Witcher franchise, CD Projekt RED. Since its gameplay premier during E3 2018, the game went under criticism for its first-person view and other topics. In addition to that, the studio wanted to make sure players felt Cyberpunk 2077’s world is live and vibrant, and they aren’t afraid to admit there is politics involved.

Quest Designer Patrick Mills was recently featured in the latest issue of EDGE Magazine, where he admitted there is political views involved in the game’s world. He continued to say that the studio won’t be able to just pretend it is not there.

“So when you’ve got other studios saying, ‘Oh, no no no, there’s nothing political here’, we say, ‘Yeah, there is.’ It’s not necessarily what you’re expecting, and we’re not going to talk about exactly what we’re going to say- it’s for you to decide when you play it. But Cyberpunk is relevant to today, extremely so. To pretend like it’s not? Come on. Mike [Pondsmith, Cyberpunk 2020 creator] wouldn’t let us. Mike would throw a fit if we tried to say, ‘This is just about cool hairstyles and cool guns, that’s all.’”

Cyberpunk 2077 still doesn’t have a release date but we’ll update you once anything is confirmed. For now, check out the 48 minute gameplay walkthrough below as well as our list of the 8 biggest features this walkthrough showcased. In other news, the studio described video games as “collaborative art pieces.”

[Source: EDGE]