CDPR continues to devote a tremendous amount of resources to fixing and adding Cyberpunk 2077, even though we’ve only seen the scratched surface of the changes made to the game so far. They are planning massive revisions over the next few months, if not years, and ultimately they want to deliver the project they originally promised.
If there’s anyone else who loves watching things as much as I do, it’s YouTuber Tyler mcvicker, which I thought had a really good recent video on the current state of CDPR and what they’re working on in regards to Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher. I’m focusing on Cyberpunk and wanted to summarize what Tyler pulled out here.
What follows is a combination of data mining, industrial sources, and justâ¦ some logical leaps and speculation. McVicker himself says take this with a grain of salt so it’s not wise to expect all element of this list will unfold, even if each element is something the game could use.
Watch the video, and I pulled the main points below:
- Over the next few years, CDPR will be remaking “virtually every system that exists in the game over time.” Slow improvements, rather than a patch or a massive version fixing everything.
- The entire police system will be reworked.
- The factions will remember how you have behaved with them in the past and will be hostile or passive towards you accordingly. We’re already starting to see chunks of this, with Arasaka drones attacking players if you’ve started a new game after Update 1.3.
- An NPC variety system is being developed to provide more diversity for citizens and their vehicles.
- A transmog system arrives, allowing you to have the stats of an item of equipment while butchering it to look like something else.
- A change in the balance of the game’s difficulty, modifying the current âDPS trumps everythingâ system. This will include the strengths and weaknesses of different types of elemental damage and more RPG aspects than the game currently has. This is apparently something that was dropped late in development.
- A “dozen” pieces of free DLC, although it might still be very minor things like clothes or cars as we’ve seen.
- A new Game Plus system.
- Customization of the apartment with several places where players can live and redraw.
- A hairdressing salon to change your appearance (we don’t know if it’s just hair or all).
- Two big content DLCs, the first of which seems to focus on Pacifica. This will not add a large new area, but will overlay new content on top of the existing areas. It will also take place before the end of the game with V, will not be standalone, or will choose a canon ending.
- Cyberpunk now replaces the old GTA Online-like system that was dropped after being in development, and is a multiplayer concept focused on cooperative play. It is described as a “small MMO”. But there’s no guarantee that it will ever see the light of day and that it will be the farthest thing on the road.
So, I think at what point will this happen? Much of this is already happening, as we know that CDPR is doing major and major revisions to many of the game’s core systems, just like they did in recent patches, slicing aspects of the build from the build. and replacing them.
I’m unsure about things like multiple apartments and customization, but other things like a barber shop and New Game Plus seem like guarantees, based on data mining. The hardest things on this list, but probably the most important, are the behavior of enemy AI, whether police or enemy gangs, retraining them to react in different ways instead. than teleporting with the police and all the gangs acting exactly the same. it doesn’t matter what happens in the story or in the side quests.
The expansions aren’t rumors, they’re actually happening, though whether the first one is definitely in Pacifica or not is speculative. We know a lot of the content in Pacifica hasn’t launched, but it’s unclear whether it’s coming back into the game with a few gigs missing or for an actual expansion.
Anyway, I just thought it was all interesting and worth sorting out. As always, we are waiting for the CDPR to say something, anything about what will follow.