Cyberpunk 2077 is an FPS Set in Night City

By Kevin Tavore,
Cyberpunk 2077 is CD Projekt Red's open-world RPG, based on the pen and paper game of a similar name. It’s also currently the biggest game of E3 by a long shot. The reveal trailer gave us a look at an absolutely beautiful world set in a sci fi city, but we didn’t get a lot of information about how the game will actually play until yesterday.


First and foremost, the game is an FPS. You’ll go into third person in conversations and in vehicles if you wish, but the second to second shooting and exploring will all be through the eyes of the main character, V. V is a mercenary in Night City, the game’s metropolis in a corporate future, and you'll have full run of the city.

V is fully customizable, including gender, appearance and class. You're not locked into any of the game's three classes though — you'll be able to be exactly what you want to be, even a combination of all three. The game will also feature a robust dialogue system with plenty of consequences and ripple effects to further make the story and V exactly yours. You'll be able to comment on details to make characters like you more or simply end a conversation early with a bullet to the head.

Cyberpunk 2077 will release when it’s ready. That won’t be soon.

We don't have them yet, but we'll publish a story as soon as we pick up the Cyberpunk 2077 trophies.
Kevin Tavore
Written by Kevin Tavore
Purveyor of news articles and the occasional walkthrough or op-ed. The American equivalent of Aristotle. Likes almost all genres but has an unhealthy aversion to exploration and puzzles. Nicest place he'd never want to go? Japan.