CD Projekt Red (CDPR), the studio behind the critically acclaimed The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, recently said that Cyberpunk 2077 will have a shorter main storyline than its 2015 fantasy action RPG. According to a Reddit post, the studio is doing this in order to put in more complex, meaningful, and impactful side quests that branch out from the main storyline.
CDPR also told a people in a community meeting held in Warsaw, Poland, that by keeping the main storyline shorter than The Witcher 3, Cyberpunk would have a “much higher replayability”. On the subject of side quests, CDPR explained that unlike the numerous side quests in The Witcher 3, the side quests would have a far greater branch out, with some other side quests actually converging at certain points in the game. Ultimately, those side quests would then branch out into other side quests that will, in turn, have an effect on the main storyline.
On another note, CDPR also said that the Cyberpunk 2077’s day and night cycle isn’t just in-game as a gimmick; like The Witcher 3, different hours within the world will present different paths and events and quests to the game’s character.
Cyberpunk 2077’s slated for release on 16 April 2020. The game will be available on the PC via Steam, as well as the PS4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia.