CD Projekt Red, the developer behind the popular Witcher series, is finally talking about its next game, Cyberpunk 2077. We don’t have an official release date just yet, but the game is up for pre-order. And while some of you might want to pre-order now, many others are better off waiting.
It took awhile, but we’re finally inching closer to the release of Cyberpunk 2077 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC.
Cyberpunk 2077 was originally confirmed all the way back in 2012 and the game is a sequel to Mike Pondsmith’s pen and paper RPG Cyberpunk 2020. Cyberpunk 2020 was released all the way back in 1988.
CD Projekt Red’s taking its time, but fans of Cyberpunk and The Witcher series are hoping the developer can recreate the magic it delivered in 2015 with The Witcher 3.
Now that the developer is talking more about Cyberpunk 2077, retailers like Amazon and Best Buy are taking pre-orders for the game. And now that we know a little more about the direction it’s taking, some of you, particularly those of you who are fond of CD Projekt Red’s games, might be thinking about ordering a copy.
In this guide we’re going to take you through the best reasons to pre-order a copy of Cyberpunk 2077 right now. We’ll also take you through some reasons to think about holding off, at least for the time being.
Pre-Order If You Love Huge Single Player RPGs
If you're hoping for a deep multiplayer experience, you shouldn't pre-order Cyberpunk 2077. If you were a fan of The Witcher series and you're generally a fan of deep, immersive single player RPGs, you should think about putting in a pre-order.
While there were rumors of a multiplayer component, it looks like Cyberpunk 2077 will, like The Witcher 3, be a "single-player game purchased for a one-off fee."
More specifically, Cyberpunk 2077 is a true single player, story-driven RPG where you'll be able to create your own character.
We haven't seen much of the game yet, but you can expect a cast of memorable characters, a large selection of weapons, great storytelling, and a huge open world to explore. The game is set in the fictional Night City, California.
These types of games can take many hours to enjoy and finish. The Witcher 3's main story (on average) took gamers around 50 hours to complete. Call of Duty this is not. It's a commitment.
That said, this is the type of game that will almost certainly be worth the price of admission ($60).
If you loved The Witcher series and/or exploring a huge dystopian metropolis on your own sounds like something you want to play ASAP, you should think about pre-ordering Cyberpunk 2077.