In an attempt to make Night City feel like a living and breathing world, CD Projekt Red created people (some of them are probably far from human) that have daily routines. Just like you get up every day, get dressed and go to work. You then go have lunch in a certain place, take photos of something cool. Perhaps you get a phone call along the way? Well, this can all happen to the people in the game. CD Projekt Red claims that Cyberpunk 2077 will come to life thanks to over 1000 NPCs with handmade routines.
What this means is that over 1,000 Cyberpunk 2077 NPCs will have a list of tasks they perform at certain times of certain days. However, this is not the first time we have seen this system in place. The Witcher 3 also had a handful of characters with their own unique daily routine. This was limited to a dozen or so. It is the first time we have seen over a thousand unique NPCs with their own objectives placed into a game.
The closest thing to gamers have experienced to date is the NPCs in Red Dead Redemption 2 which were also designed to have their own unique daily routine. Night City will elevate this thanks to the hustle and bustle of the city.
The information stems from Reddit where a user translated a Podcast interview with the developers at CD Projekt Red.
The Reddit post also goes into detail about the upcoming game’s improvements to level design, missions and more. You can read the full thread here. The developers have planned a special stream for the game set to take place on 25 June 2020. Cyberpunk 2077 is set to release on 17 September 2020 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.