Cyberpunk 2077 will be a cross between fps and rpg

According to the developer, Cyberpunk 2077 can be regarded as a kind of cross between an RPG and an FPS. Several game websites confirm this, based on a non-public demonstration of the game they attended at the E3 trade show in Los Angeles.

CD Projekt RED, the game’s developer and also the studio behind The Witcher, has denied on Twitter that it is a first person shooter. According to the studio, Cyberpunk 2077 should be seen as a ‘first person rpg‘ and it’s not fps.

For example, according to PCGamer, almost the entire game plays like a traditional fps, in the sense that it uses a first-person perspective; only when cars are driven that happens from third person. Furthermore, there are also quite a few weapons in the game and other elements that can be attributed to fps games.

However, there are also quite a few RPG features, such as health bars being displayed above opponents and when opponents are under fire, the amount of damage is displayed in numbers. Furthermore, there are stats, abilities and other elements that influence how the player engages in battles and dialogues. It is also an open world with a story, where exploration, dialogue and progress are central. At the start of the game, the protagonist can be completely customized, from clothes and tattoos to gender.

In Cyberpunk 2077, the player takes on the role of V, a mercenary who just gets his first serious job in a violent metropolis called Night City. The game is slated to come out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, but CD Projekt RED has yet to announce an official release date. Presumably, the game will be released sometime between now and 2021, along with another unannounced RPG.

The previously released official Cyberpunk 2077 trailer.