That Connection Between Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher
While we were all blown away by the look and feel of the first Cyberpunk 2077 trailer, one must wonder if there’s any connection between this game and CD Projekt Red’s other hit game, The Witcher, particularly The Witcher 3 and some eager fans have already made the connection.
First, an introduction to Cyberpunk 2077 from our friend Wikipedia:
Cyberpunk 2077 is an upcoming role-playing video game developed and published by CD Projekt, releasing for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Adapted from the tabletop game Cyberpunk 2020, it is set fifty-seven years later in dystopian Night City, California, an open world with six distinct regions. In a first-person perspective, players assume the role of the customisable mercenary V, who can apply experience points to stat upgrades to reach prominence in the character classes NetRunner, Techie, and Solo. V has an arsenal of ranged weapons and options for melee combat, all of which can be proliferated and modified. Travelling across Night City, V is subject to either walking or driving various vehicles. Branching dialogues are used for conversations with non-player characters, and multiple endings are available.
Cyberpunk 2077 was developed by CD Projekt Red, an internal studio within CD Projekt, using the REDengine 4 game engine. They launched a new division in Wrocław to assist with development, and more staff members worked on the game than were allocated to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
Cyberpunk 2077 E3 2018 Trailer
So how does this tie in with Geralt of Rivia and the rest of The Witcher 3?
There’s a scene from the game, after finally rescuing the his adoptive daughter Ciri, (and after dealing with the scummy Seven Dwarves) where Geralt talks to Ciri about what happened to her. As you backtrack through the dialogue and ask her where she she’s been, Ciri tells Geralt about this futuristic world where she stayed for half a year.
You can watch that specific scene from The Witcher 3 below:
So what do you guys think? Was this really a clever nod to CD Projekt Red’s next projekt or were we all reading too deep into that piece of dialogue?