ByKen McDonnell, writer at
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The Witcher 3 is a sensation - we all know it. It's one of the deepest RPGs in recent memory, with a great narrative, engaging side quests, an impressive open world and a challenging combat system. CD Projekt RED have demonstrated the breathtaking creative design that permeates throughout their offices. Every inch of The Witcher 3 is beautifully cared for and impeccably designed. So naturally, we can't wait to see what kind of expansions they create for this world and the games they'll release in the following years.

Cyberpunk 2077 is to be their followup to what will undoubtedly become a Game of the Year winner...unless Fallout 4 is really incredible; it does look incredible. In fact if you'd told me last year that Fallout 4 would not only be announced but also released in the same year, there's no way I could have believed you - but here we are. Though perhaps in the years to come, CD Projekt RED will be as formidable a force as Bethesda - heralded as one of the greatest developers to ever grace the video game industry.

Cyberpunk 2077
Cyberpunk 2077

Based on their reputation alone, Cyberpunk 2077 is something to be excited for. All we know about the game is that it will be a deep action RPG based on the Cyberpunk series of role-playing tabletop games. It will allow us to switch between first-person and third-person perspectives (they really are becoming the new Bethesda), and will take place in a world similar to both Deus Ex and the glorious film directed by Ridley Scott, Blade Runner.

Cyberpunk 2077 Could Become the Blade Runner of Video Games

Blade Runner is one of my all-time favourite films and it's frequently cited as one of the greatest Sci-Fi Movies ever created. It's frequently used as a conversation topic in Film Studies and its creative design is something that has yet to be bested in my opinion. Cyberpunk 2077 will deal with similar issues that Blade Runner explored. For instance; what it means to be human, augmentations, international influences and the issue of technological advancements.

Blade Runner
Blade Runner

If Cyberpunk 2077 can reach the heights of Blade Runner, we'll have one of the greatest games ever made on our hands. The Witcher 3 is a spectacular experience, but I hope they work on several aspects of their design for Cyberpunk. For instance, I think they need to employ better conversational writers, as a lot of the dialogue in The Witcher games can be seriously cheesy. Obviously everything has been translated from Polish, but the english staff should have made considerable alterations to some of the game's conversations.

CD Projekt RED have already discussed the importance of language in relation to Cyberpunk 2077. The game will employ actors from around the world to speak in their own languages, and you'll need to upgrade your character in order to be able to understand them - I love the sound of this game already! Are you enjoying The Witcher 3 at the moment? Do you love Blade Runner? Do you think CD Projekt RED could become the next Bethesda and are you excited for Cyberpunk 2077? Let us know in the comments below!


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