Developer CD Projekt Red Reportedly Adds Unique Feature To Cyberpunk 2077

Developer CD Projekt Red Reportedly Adds Unique Feature To Cyberpunk 2077
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Arguably the biggest highlight of last week’s E3 event was when Keanu Reeves revealed the release date for CD Projekt Red’s newest project, Cyberpunk 2077. On top of that, it was revealed that Reeves himself will have a role in the game, and from all accounts, he’ll have a very prominent role in the game’s main story.

Also during E3 week, famed developer CD Projekt Red held a behind closed doors demonstration of Cyberpunk 2077, which reportedly featured 50 minutes of brand new gameplay footage. Also during the demo, it was revealed that the game, which is set to release on April 16 of next year, will give players the option to not kill anyone. Essentially, players will be able to complete the game without taking a single life.

While the non-lethal combat option is hardly something gamers have never seen before, it’s extremely rare that a game would offer players a choice to go about everything as peacefully as possible. On top of that, the non-lethal combat option will still be available during boss fights, making it entirely possible to beat the game without killing another character.

In the game, players will have the option to either go in loud or to sneak past enemies during each of Cyberpunk 2077’s main and side missions. So, if you’re a gamer who’s into stealth, then CD Projekt Red’s newest title will be perfect for you.

This game is drawing a ton of comparisons to the Deus Ex franchise, which, for the most part, also allows players to complete the game without killing anyone.

As previously mentioned, Cyberpunk 2077 is set to release next April, which means that there are still roughly 10 months between now and when it’s released. So, a lot could change between now and then, but now that it’s out there, the non-lethal combat option will probably remain in the game upon release.

Also during the behind closed doors demonstration, CD Projekt Red showed off the game’s character customization options, which are reportedly pretty dense. Basically, the developer wants to give players the option to create a character who accurately represents who they are in real life, so it was essential for them to have a diverse character customization suite.

The only remaining question regarding Cyberpunk 2077 is whether or not it’ll feature an online multiplayer mode, which is something that the developer is still trying to figure out. But for now, it’ll only feature a single-player campaign.