Cyberpunk 2077 Will Be Presented in (Almost) "100% First Person"

Cyberpunk 2077 Will Be Presented in (Almost) "100% First Person"

If it helps, you can gaze lovingly at Keanu's back.

A representative for CD Projekt Red announced via Twitter that Cyberpunk 2077 will be "100% first person," with players only being able to see their characters from a third-person perspective "very occasionally" in cutscenes. Players will also be able to see their characters in the inventory screen, when looking in a mirror, or while driving a car.

Marcin Momot, the developer's global community lead, clarified CD Projekt Red's commitment to first-person gameplay and storytelling on Twitter in response to a thread about the topic on the game's official forums. In various gameplay demos from the past couple years, we've seen Cyberpunk 2077 shift to a third-person perspective during certain sequences, but each demo has also emphasized that the footage represents a work-in-progress that's subject to change. The majority of what CD Projekt Red has shown off so far has been first-person, and there have never been plans to allow players to switch perspectives in the course of regular gameplay.

The thread that kicked off the discussion also noted that the first-person perspective will extend to the game's sex scenes. It seems safe to assume that any action in the game, from shooting to hacking to sex and beyond, will be primarily presented in first-person unless some special circumstance calls for making one an occasional exception during cutscenes.

Much of Cyberpunk 2077 is still in flux as CD Projekt Red inches closer to the game's April 16, 2020 release date. Last week, a developer confirmed that its character creator has been retooled to drop a binary male-or-female choice in favor of letting players choose between the game's two body types and voice types independently. Last week, the developer streamed a 14 minute cut of the demo presented behind closed doors at E3 2019. (Sure enough, most of it is first-person.) For more on the game before it hits the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Google Stadia next year, check out our Cyberpunk 2077 guides hub.

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Mathew Olson


Mathew Olson is a writer formerly of Digg, where he blogged and reported about all things under the umbrella of internet culture (including games, of course). He lives in New York, grew up under rain clouds and the influence of numerous games studios in the Pacific Northwest, and will talk your ear off about Half-Life mods, Talking Heads or Twin Peaks if you let him.

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