Cyberpunk 2077 'is a true RPG', insists developer

Witcher 3 studio reaffirms its next game is not a shooter

Cyberpunk 2077 will be a "straight-up RPG" and not a first-person shooter, the co-founder of CD Projekt Red has confirmed.

The studio is currently working on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, but it has also confirmed that its next project will be based on the Cyberpunk series of tabletop role-playing games and is set for release in 2015 or 2016.


Speaking to IGN, Marcin Iwinski confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077 will be another RPG in the same vein as the Witcher series.

"People have been asking me if Cyberpunk 2077 will have multiplayer or if it will be a straight-up shooter, and I tell them to relax, because it will be a true RPG game," he replied.

"We are known for storytelling, and big game worlds, and so we're taking all what we've learnt from previous three Witcher games, as well as the open-world aspect, and applying it to Cyberpunk 2077.

"So yes, it is an all-out RPG game, but we're looking at having a lot of new gameplay elements that I cannot talk about yet. One thing I can say for sure is that it is definitely not a multiplayer shooter."

Like The Witcher 3, Cyberpunk will make use of RedEngine 3, CD Projekt Red's new next-gen engine built to deliver "RPGs set in vast open-worlds with improved tools for spanning truly non-linear stories that are based on real player choices and consequences".

A Cyberpunk 2077 teaser trailer was released a year ago, offering a glimpse of its mysterious Psycho Squad.

CD Projekt Red describes the game as a "multi-thread, non-linear story designed for mature players" set in the sprawling metropolis of Night City and its surroundings.