This FAQ was updated on 21 June 2020.
What is Cyberpunk 2077?
Cyberpunk 2077 is a new first-person action RPG from CD Projekt Red, the developer behind the top-selling Witcher series. The game is based on the Cyberpunk 2020 tabletop game written by Mike Pondsmith and published by R. Talsorian Games in 1988.
What is the release date?
The game now has a final release date of 19 November 2020.
What is the game about?
CD Projekt describes the game as follows:
Set in the year 2077 in Night City in the Free State of California, a city that’s been overcome with deprivation for the majority of the populace while the wealthy are living the high life. Gangs roam the streets vying for territory. Night City is a foreboding violent city.
Players take on the role of a character called “V” who can be played as either female or male depending on selection. You will take the riskiest job of your life and go after a prototype implant that is the key to immortality.
Does the game have classes?
Cyberpunk has three classes from which the player can choose from.
Each class is geared toward a different playstyle whether it be all-out action, stealthier or technologically advanced character. However, the class system allows players to mix and match in shaping the direction of their character so in effect there is not one real class unless a player chooses to take the path of a single type.
Can you customise characters?
Yes. Players will be able to customise features such as body type, tattoos, hairstyles, makeup, skin tone and more.
Is the story linear?
Players will be able to make choices as they undertake missions which will determine how the game progresses. The game includes a dialogue system that drives the gameplay. How you respond will determine what happens next.
Can V join one of the many gangs in Night City?
No. V is a mercenary. This has been confirmed by CD Projekt.
Reminder that V is a mercenary. He/she can do jobs for/against gangs and factions, but won't be able to join them. pic.twitter.com/zHUTyF8Zwn
— Cyberpunk 2077 News (@Cyb2077) April 28, 2020
Can you use vehicles?
Yes, Players will traverse seamlessly around Night City in a variety of vehicles including cars, bikes and more.
What kind of weapons are there?
Players will be able to utilise all kinds of different weapons which can be found as either loot or at purchased at vendors. The most technologically advanced weapons are Corporate weapons and weapons can be modified with modules. Modules add extra functionality to weapons when added.
Examples include weapons such as smart weapons which can track and follow targets, or tech weapons which can penetrate walls or cover with alternative modes that can deal more damage. In other words, there should be enough customisation to suit different play styles.
Will there be microtransactions or future charges?
No, CD Projekt confirmed this in 2017
Will the game have multiplayer?
On release, the game will not have multiplayer. However, CD Project has said that multiplayer will come later after free DLC releases. This was confirmed in September 2019.
The plan, for now, is to deliver Cyberpunk 2077 in April, then follow up with DLCs (free!) and single-player content, and — once we’re done — invite you for some multiplayer action.
Can the game be played in third-person view?
No. Cyberpunk 2077 is a first-person RPG.
Is there a day/night cycle?
Yes, players will see the seamless world of Night City move from daytime to night.
Will there be Cyberpunk 2077 DLC?
Yes. There will be DLC and it’s expected to be a similar amount to The Witcher 3. During the CD Projekt 2019 end of year financial call, they said Cyberpunk 2077 will have “no less DLC than The Witcher 3 had”. These offered around 30 hours of extra gameplay content.
What Systems will the game appear on?
The game will be coming out on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. The game will also be backward compatible with next-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles on release.
CD Projekt will release a free upgrade for next-gen owners in 2021.
Can the game be pre-ordered?
Yes, it can and there is also a Collector’s Edition of the game (see pre-orders). See the unboxing video below.