The Witcher Developer Working On Cyberpunk RPG, Titled… Cyberpunk

By Ishaan . May 30, 2012 . 11:31am

The Witcher developer, CD Projekt Red, are working on a videogame adaptation of a 1988 pen-and-paper RPG series by Michael Pondsmith, titled Cyberpunk. The game is set in a futuristic world, and CD Projekt Red say that it will have a non-linear story where the player’s decisions will change the outcome of the plot.


Classes in Cyberpunk will include mercenaries and hackers among others, and you’ll be able to upgrade your character as you go along with tech add-ons. No release window for the game has been announced yet, and CD Projekt Red haven’t specified what platforms it will be available for either.

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  • I’m really looking forward to this. There aren’t enough Sci-Fi RPGs out there.

    I love how the art even resembles 80s-style cyberpunk scenes.

    • cj_iwakura

      You’re gonna love Soul Hackers.

  • Godmars

    Wish it wouldn’t be first person, relied on some surrealism to offer a large world with some diverse game-play styles, but I doubt such will happen.

  • TheGoddamnedKamina

     Another CD projekt game is always a plus in my book.

    Can’t wait.

  • Ryos

    Sounds a bit like Shadowrun.  Given their track record, this should be sweet.

    • Fun fact, Cyberpunk pre-dates Shadowrun, and was the better P&P system in my opinion.

      • Mildra

        How so? Granted, I agree with you, but i’d like to hear your case.

  • Guest

    The gun bothers me

  • Mildra

    CDProjekt, please do all you can to NOT make this FPS-centric, that is all I ask.

    Oh, and the phrase “non-linear story where the player’s decisions will change the outcome of the plot” is beginning to lose its meaning for me, given how hard developers beat people over the head with it.

    • RupanIII

      Agree about the FPS bit. The style/setting sound cool, but I can’t do FPS. (motion sickness :P)

      • Mildra

        To be clear, I wouldn’t mind a melee/shooter mix….just not in first person.
        HOWEVER, if it must be done in first person, take some cues from Breakdown and make the melee combat interesting.And hey, if it does well enough, maybe i’ll get that videogame version of Mekton i’ve always wanted (let a guy dream).

    • MrRobbyM

      Agreed. I hope it’s as far away from any type of shooter period. Anything remotely shooter will make me lose interest faster than FPS shooter sales in Japan.

  • I’m working on a game that takes place in a supermarket

    it’s titled supermarket

  • Testsubject909


    *prepares credit card*

    • MrRobbyM

      Mine started the puppy eyes thing again as soon as I read “Cyberpunk”.

  • ZBaksh386


  • “Non-linear story where the player’s decisions will change the outcome of the plot.” Doesn’t really matter, the outcome might just be some NPC you’d killed won’t show in the ending or something unless they can do something different. Being a complete bad guy would be awesome.

    And I want something different in gameplay, the combat system can be anything FPS or TPS doesn’t matter to me. But, I want a leveling system like Borderlands or at least when you kill someone you gain exp not after completing a mission.

  • This sounds genuinely cool. 

  • amagidyne

    I hope this one lets you create a character. Geralt was the worst.

    • cj_iwakura

      Geralt was great, I thought. Not every RPG needs to have a make your own protagonist. There’s a certain charm to a lead with character.

  • It’s like we’ve fallen back to late 70’s/early 80’s in naming schemes.

  • l777l

    I’d prefer this as a single-player only game with a voiced protagonist.

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