Cyberpunk 2077 recently received its long-awaited PS5 and Xbox Series X/S upgrades through the latest v1.5 update, with several changes and new features introduced into the game. While it initially excluded “RPG” from its description on Steam, fans noticed that it has been finally been added by CD Projekt Red.
Upon Cyberpunk 2077‘s launch, the game was marketed without the RPG label. CD Projekt Red even went so far as to change the game’s official genre to action/adventure on social media. However, following the v1.5 update, RPG has now been added onto the game’s description – but fans say otherwise.
As reported by Kotaku, Cyberpunk 2077 is now finally labeled as an RPG after launching as an action/adventure title, possibly to mitigate some of the key role-playing features missing from the original release.
The latest update certainly steers the game in a more RPG-focused direction. Players can now change their appearance in-game and purchase new apartments. Skill trees have been completely reworked, while enemy and crowd AI is a lot more balanced, making Night City feel more alive. Romance options have also been given additional dialogue choices.
Despite the steps forward in making Cyberpunk 2077 feel and play more like an RPG, fans are still divided on the actual role-playing experience. These issues are present in the core gameplay, such as only being able to choose three origins stories with little to no differentiation past a certain point in the game.
Players are also given fewer dialogue options (compared to The Witcher 3) which doesn’t necessarily impact outcomes in meaningful or noticeable ways. A fully-voiced protagonist is also quite divisive, as many feel that it breaks immersion when V responds in a certain way that’s not what they imagined in their head.
Nonetheless, CD Projekt Red, after numerous patches and updates, now feels confident in calling Cyberpunk 2077 an RPG now.
Cyberpunk 2077 is now available for PS4, Xbox One and PC, with free PS5 and Xbox Series X/S upgrades.