In an interview with Inn:Poland last week, CD Projekt RED story director Marcin Blacha revealed Cyberpunk 2077’s plot is “much grander” than that of The Witcher.
“For me everything is on a much grander scale than the stories of small human dramas presented in The Witcher,” he said in a translation provided by Video Games Chronicle.
“From a creator’s perspective, Cyberpunk 2077 is a story about heroes in opposition to the world, and that world itself is one of the heroes as well,” he added.
A couple of interesting reveals from the interview:
- Blacha’s favorite characters are “torn by internal drama.” It allows him to write a lot of emotional dialogue.
- His favorite heroes include “a certain prisoner who wants to achieve his life goal in one day while on release; an artificial intelligence that runs an entire taxi company; and a clever girl who stands behind the counter in an esoteric shop half the time, while also working as a nurse,” he said.
- The creators specifically avoided neologisms (the creation of new words) in dialogue. Instead, they used known terms in new ways. For example, in Cyberpunk 77, a “full conversion” means the replacement of a biological body with an electromechanical one, and “optics” means electronic vision implants.
- A ton of dialogue was created for Cyberpunk 77, enough to fill two large books, Blacha said.
Cyberpunk 2077 is set for release on April 16, 2020.