Cyberpunk 2077’s combat has looked like an intriguing beast from the moment the developers first unveiled the game properly, promising an abundance of options and different ways to approach gunplay. Recently, while speaking with Spanish site AreaJugones (translation via Reddit), CD Projekt RED spoke a bit more about the variety of weapons that will be on offer in its upcoming first person RPG.
When asked about gunplay and combat in the title, quest director Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz re-iterated that Cyberpunk 2077 is, first and foremost, an RPG, and all the shooter-like aspects in the game have been added on top of those RPG mechanics- many of which the developers are yet to unveil and speak about.
“I would like to make a reference to one of the previous questions and that is that our game is mainly an RPG, then the combat in the first person is something added to this genre,” said Tomaszkiewicz. “In this way, the gameplay in Cyberpunk offers a variety of ways to complete the missions and I think this is the biggest difference because it not only matters with the shooter side, but also how to incorporate this aspect in your way of playing through the title. And we have a good amount of mechanics that are based on this concept which we have not yet shown, so stay tuned.”
Tomaszkiewicz then went on to talk about the variety of weapons on offer in the game, mentioning various mechanics and weapons that will have a role to play during combat encounters.
“In addition to this we are working on bringing good and fun combat mechanics and I think we have a wide range of weapons that will make our game stand out,” he said. “I do not know if you remember in the previous demo that there were smart rifles and this is something that I have not seen much in the current FPS. Also, I think that in terms of gameplay we have some ideas and things that are not ready yet and that we are trying to implement, because they will be very good.”
Cyberpunk 2077 doesn’t currently have a release date, but it’s expected to launch on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Developers CD Projekt RED have promised that they’ll be bringing the game to E3 2019, which they claim is going to be the most important show in their history.