By Steve Wright
GAME NAME: Cyberpunk 2077
DEVELOPER(S): CD Projekt RED
RELEASE DATE(S): TBA
CD Projekt RED yesterday announced that the title of their upcoming project is called Cyberpunk 2077, and will be set in a world created by Mike Pondsmith, the creator of the cult-classic pen-and-paper RPG, Cyberpunk.
“The Team has to love the material. The Team has to want to be faithful to the material. The Team has to have the skills to execute the material and see that vision through to the end. They have to be on fire with the desire to make an extraordinary game. And that leads, at last, to why we hooked up with CD Projekt RED," said Mike Pondsmith.
CD Projekt RED promises that Cyberpunk 2077 "will be true to the essence of the cyberpunk genre."
"Players will be thrown into the dark future of the year 2077 and into a world where advanced technologies have become both the salvation and the curse of humanity. [The game] will take place in the sprawling metropolis of Night City and its surroundings. Players will have a chance to visit places well known from Cyberpunk 2020, including a combat zone completely taken over by gangs, the legendary Afterlife joint and the nostalgic Forlorn Hope," CD Projekt RED continued.
A release date is not yet known for the title.