One of the most anticipated games coming out of E3 is CD Projekt Red's Cyberpunk 2077, which they have revealed as a first-person RPG with components of a shooter.
Let me make it clear, however, this game is not a FPS. CD Projekt Red's Kyle Rowley firmly stated to GameSpot that "It's a role-playing game with some shooter elements, rather than a shooter with role-playing laid on top of it.
"There's very deep progression systems, so all the things you'd expect from a CD Projekt game."
If you didn't know, this is the company behind The Witcher series, so don't take his statement lightly. Rowley believes that the first-person perspective will best allow the game to fully "immerse the player in that world," and that the immense detail and atmosphere will allow the player to feel like they've walked through their screen into their corrupt universe.
"We're spending a lot of time on this very detailed cyberpunk world set in Night City.
"We really want players to feel this depression and the fact that these mega-corporations are kind of stamping down on people's lives.
"It's all handcrafted, there's a lot of atmosphere."
He also said that the game will allow for quite a lot of customization for your protagonist, who is simply named V. There will also be some sort of class system, which will be available later on the in the games story, but at the start you are able to pick your character as a man or woman.
The trailer shows off a futuristic city, where robot dogs, advanced weaponry, cyborgs, and 80s mohawks are all the range, but will their first-person perspective pay off? What's the point in having the shaved sides and spikey strip if you can't even see your own head!
Credit: CD Projekt Red
The game is set to release on Xbox One, PS4, and PC 2 "when it's ready" but it is rumoured that this could be June 2019, so don't rush to the barbers just yet.
Words by: Matthew McGladdery
Featured Image Credit: CD Projekt Red