Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most anticipated games coming out next year, which is something this writer has typed multiple times. To be fair, that’s because it’s true and few new IPs have fans talking like this one, though that probably has to do with the involvement of CD Projekt Red, who made The Witcher games. As we impatiently wait for the April 2020 release, the developers have revealed another new factoid: all of the cutscenes will be in first-person.
It looks like the cinematics we saw were just for those shows since everything else will be in first-person. This makes a lot of sense since it would be jarring if the game suddenly switched the perspective from gameplay to story. While games like Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus have cutscenes that show the character in third-person, CD Projekt Red won’t be doing that so they can fully immerse players in their world.
2/2 That said, players will still be able to see their characters in the inventory screen, during driving sequences, in mirrors and, very occasionally, in some of the cut-scenes.— Marcin Momot (@Marcin360) September 2, 2019
This doesn’t mean that we’ll never see the character in third-person. While the game does not have an option to switch to a new camera mode, players will be able to see their character model on the pause screen and in their in-game reflection via mirrors. That’s a really cool amount of dedication, even if this writer isn’t a fan of first-person games.
While we would love to see a third-person option in the future, the fact that CD Projekt Red wants this first-person view to mean something speaks volumes. It’s clear that this developer always gives 100% when it comes to making games and we can’t wait to pick it up next year.
Cyberpunk 2077 will be coming to PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia on April 16, 2020.