CD Projekt announces Cyberpunk
CD Projekt, the Polish developer of the Witcher series, has announced Cyberpunk, an RPG based on the 1980s pen-and-paper game of the same name.
The studio announced the game in a live stream last night, and confirmed that it is developing the game in collaboration with Mike Pondsmith, creator of the tabletop original. Details are thin on the ground, but CD Projekt promises a "mature RPG for a mature audience" with a non-linear storyline, advanced RPG mechanics and a "gigantic arsenal".
"Players will experience the world through their own, unique characters chosen from different classes, be they bloodthirsty mercenaries or cunning hackers, who they will equip with a vast choice of cybernetic implants and deadly weapons," the developer said.
"As in the Witcher series, players will face morally ambiguous choices, their actions influencing events in the world at large and the fate of the individuals they encounter."
Pondsmith, who in addition to designing RPGs has worked on games including The Matrix Online and Crimson Skies, said CD Projekt was the perfect studio to transform his pen-and-paper classic into a videogame – something he has wanted for years.
"Their incredible work on The Witcher and The Witcher 2 shows that they share the same dedication and love of great games that we do at Talsorian," he said.
"I'm especially stoked that they want our participation in making this game a fantastic project that will live up to everything Cyberpunk fans old and new have been waiting for."
The game is being developed by a newly formed team at CD Projekt Red, composed of several veterans of the Witcher games. No platforms or release date were announced.