CD Projekt Red recently posted some new job listings seeking developers for its upcoming sequel to Cyberpunk 2077. Some new details were also unearthed in the job descriptions. None of it is particularly surprising considering it’s simply building on the foundations of the original game, though a lot could change or be expanded upon as development on the sequel shifts into full production.
A list of details about the Cyberpunk 2077 sequel were spotted on CD Projekt Red’s website via recently opened job listings and compiled by Reddit user Awkward96. Not much is actually mentioned in the descriptions but the details are interesting nonetheless. It first mentions that crafting will return in the sequel. For those that don’t know, crafting was actually available in the original game albeit to a limited degree. It’s possible that crafting might be expanded on in the follow-up.
The job listings also mention the addition of open world events. The original game didn’t feature any sort of world events so it seems like the sequel is trying to create a more lively and believable world this time.
The sequel will also feature cutscenes besides interactive scenes, though it’s unclear if CD Projekt Red will stick to a first-person perspective like the first game or finally include the protagonist in the cutscenes. Some fans speculate that the Cyberpunk 2077 sequel will let us switch between a first and third-person perspective, probably taking a few pointers from Bethesda games.
One of the criticisms raised in the original game is the first-person only perspective which, while added for immersion, didn’t sit well with players who wanted to see their character’s appearances in cutscenes – especially since the game puts a heavy emphasis on clothing and gear customisation. CD Projekt Red might take this into account for the sequel.
Finally, the job listings mention that there will be seamless dialogue and gameplay which is to be expected since the first game smoothly transitioned between cutscenes and actual gameplay.
In related news, CD Projekt Red is also working on The Witcher 4 which is currently in development alongside the Cyberpunk 2077 sequel. Analysts predict that the next Witcher title, or both games for that matter, will launch on next-gen systems only, meaning we’re in for a very long wait.