CyberPunk 2077's story is "much grander" than that of The Witcher 3

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From a translated interview between CDPR's story director Marcin Blacha and INN:Poland (translated by VGC) we learnt that the team have created a story on a much grander scale as compared to the stories present in The Witcher 3, which makes sense given the themes of CP2077 and cyberpunk in general:

"From a creator’s perspective, Cyberpunk 2077 is a story about heroes in opposition to the world, and that world itself is one of the heroes as well."

"For me everything is on a much grander scale than the stories of small human dramas presented in The Witcher.”

He even gave us some snippets of information about what kind of characters we can expect to meet in the game:

 "Without going into too much detail, I can reveal that on my list of favourite heroes I have a certain prisoner who wants to achieve his life goal in one day while on release; an artificial intelligence that runs an entire taxi company; and a clever girl who stands behind the counter in an esoteric shop half the time, while also working as a nurse."

He also talked about the lingo that'll be present in the game:

“We avoided neologisms in the dialogue, but we often gave new meanings to known terms. The characters talk about “full conversion”, meaning the exchange of the biological body for the electromechanical body, and when they say “optics” they usually refer to electronic sight implants.”

When asked about the script's length, Marcin said he didn't do a word count but all sumed up takes about 4 large books:

“How much text was created in total? – I haven’t done a detailed summary yet, I was just trying to figure out what order of magnitude I am dealing with when all the words written by the scriptwriter team are summed together.”

“It turned out that we wrote two thick book volumes of dialogue, and another whole two volumes of directorial comments to go alongside them. The texts that will not be recorded will be the same, and the words in the documentation for the game cannot be counted, but there were plenty of them too.”

You can read the original translation on VCG's website, here

CyberPunk 2077 will release on 16th of April 2020.

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