Here at Stoffel Presents, we don’t really do hype. We like to be honest and upfront while avoiding any and all hyperbole. That been said, there is no way on Gaia’s green earth that the Cyberpunk 2077 I saw at Gamescom 2019 is a PlayStation 4 game. Not a chance in hell!
Now full disclosure here I didn’t actually play Cyberpunk 2077. I sat in a Cyberpunk themed cinema with other members of the gaming press and watched a member of CD Projekt Red play 45 minutes whilst another employee talked us through what we were experiencing.
Whilst I would have loved to have got hands-on with Cyberpunk 2077, part of me is glad I got to just sit and watch. It was truly mindblowing. Graphically it is the greatest thing I have ever seen. Seriously nothing comes close to this.
It isn’t just the fact that Cyberpunk 2077 has the most amazing graphics in a game ever but a wide range of talking points that will affect gaming going forward.
From little things that have a big impact like the real-time written translating of NPC’s talking in a foreign language (honestly I can’t explain how cool of a touch that is) to the promise of no loading screens in the game ever!
Yes, yes I know everything I have mentioned so far is visual and the presentation was 45 minute of gameplay so how was it you ask? Quite simply sublime.
The customisations options and character builds not only reflect yourself and your playstyle but has an actual effect on the game world. Not only do your skills and abilities affect how the world reacts to you but it also dictates how you complete missions.
In the presentation I saw, CD Projekt Red displayed a hacker overriding technology to aid in completing the mission. The presentation then skipped back and showed how that a character based on strength didn’t have the skills required to take the route we had just seen and had to explore over options.
Every single mission in the game has multiple solutions for completion. You wanna go in guns blazing?…not a problem. Wanna sneak around like a ninja?…sure. Wanna hack the technology and turn their own gun turrets on them?…why not.
The options for replayability are endless but from the presentation, I really got a sense of how much your presence impacts the gaming world. Not just on how people react to you but you genuinely get a real sense of your place and impact on the world and those around you.
Cyberpunk 2077 is rumoured to be a PlayStation 5 title but since there is no official announcement on the PS5, Cyberpunk hasn’t been confirmed other than CD Projekt saying “Cyberpunk 2077 will be able to work with future gaming technology.
If however, and I highly doubt it, The PS4 version of Cyberpunk 2077 looks the same as what I saw on screen then Ubisoft, Rockstar and every other games developer in the world have some serious questions to answer about the quality of games we have been given!