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Witcher Developers Making Game Based on Pen-And-Paper RPG Cyberpunk

Yes, this is a game that we would play.

The developers of The Witcher II are making a game based on pen-and-paper-RPG Cyberpunk.

Please, please let it actually be called Cyberpunk!

CD Projekt Red said the game will be “richly detailed, non-linear, and with a complex and gripping story,” which sounds like something you’d hear from the guys responsible for The Witcher series.

Actual details on the game are slim, but we’re to expect “twists” in the design techniques the studio has employed in its previous games. Given the tonal shift and new universe, that makes sense. It’s likely Cyberpunk will involve a bunch more shooting than you were ever doing with magic in The Witcher.

This is not, however, the same team who worked on The Witcher and The Witcher 2, though several “veterans” of the franchise will be part of this new team.

It’s unclear if Cyberpunk will end up anywhere besides the PC, but with CD Projekt Red expanding onto Mac and console platforms lately, it wouldn’t be much of a surprise to see Cyberpunk elsewhere.

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Posted by patrickklepek

The developers of The Witcher II are making a game based on pen-and-paper-RPG Cyberpunk.

Please, please let it actually be called Cyberpunk!

CD Projekt Red said the game will be “richly detailed, non-linear, and with a complex and gripping story,” which sounds like something you’d hear from the guys responsible for The Witcher series.

Actual details on the game are slim, but we’re to expect “twists” in the design techniques the studio has employed in its previous games. Given the tonal shift and new universe, that makes sense. It’s likely Cyberpunk will involve a bunch more shooting than you were ever doing with magic in The Witcher.

This is not, however, the same team who worked on The Witcher and The Witcher 2, though several “veterans” of the franchise will be part of this new team.

It’s unclear if Cyberpunk will end up anywhere besides the PC, but with CD Projekt Red expanding onto Mac and console platforms lately, it wouldn’t be much of a surprise to see Cyberpunk elsewhere.

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Posted by Lucien21

Cool

Posted by HarlequinRiot

Was never really interested in The Witcher, but they're clearly a talented group so this could be pretty cool. There needs to be more cyberpunk games.

Posted by dragonzord

You and Vinny would play it, Patrick. Those other people you work with would complain that it's too difficult and give up.

Posted by ERoBB

Maybe I've just got Deus Ex: Human Revolution on the brain, but I hope this ends up being radically different.

Posted by EvilKatarn

I demand an archived version of the GoG.com guy's smooth slow jam.

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Posted by Phatmac

Yeah I'd play this.

Posted by FlipperDesert

I want it. So bad. And I've pretty much only taken in the name.

Posted by umdesch4

Yeah, this and a Shadowrun game that's actually like, you know, Shadowrun. I'd buy both of those.

Posted by xx1nfidelxx

It IS called CyberPunk

Edited by Erunamo

If anyone can pull it off, it's these guys. That reminds me, I really should get around to playing The Witcher 2.

Posted by kerse

This sounds amazing.

Posted by John1912

Something to keep an eye on at the very least.

Posted by damswedon

Can't wait for the special edition that contains the Billy Idol album as a bonus.

Edited by TentPole

I am confused. I heard this was going to be a free to play dress up game for IOS with neon micro-transactions.

Posted by S0ndor

CD Projekt is the RPG genre's next big saviour. That is, until everyone starts shitting on them too, Bioware style.

I'm no pessimist, though, so I look forward to this game.

Posted by Undeadpool

This makes me sad because more Witcher is my kind of Witcher. But it makes me happy because THE WITCHER DEVELOPER DOING SCI-FI!!!!! (and yes, I'm aware it's not THE team, but my point still stands)

Posted by isles

It's spelled Cyberpunk not CyPerpunk.

Sincerely, Your Friendly Neighbourhood Typo Commenter.

Posted by Scrawnto

Dude, I am stoked! I'm always down for more cyberpunk.

Posted by Stimpack

I hope that new Shadowrun game ends up being decent.

Posted by grendelpierat

Gonna follow this with great interest, can't wait to see what visuals RED Engine can pull off in a new setting.

Posted by Arker101

After playing the Witcher 2 on 360, I'm extremely excited to see what CD Projekt Red makes next. I hope it'll come to console(s), but I wouldn't be surprised to see it beome PC exclusive.

Posted by EastboundSpider

Nah, i already played E.Y.E, don't need anything more in my life.

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@S0ndor said:

CD Projekt is the RPG genre's next big saviour. That is, until everyone starts shitting on them too, Bioware style.

I'm no pessimist, though, so I look forward to this game.

This will be CD Projekt's KOTOR, where half of the D&D/Witcher fans accuse them of selling out and the other half are still super into it. Then their next big thing after this will lose the other half of the Witcher fans (who will say CD Projekt is RUINED FOREVER), and lose half of the fans from Cyberpunk. And on and on.

I play tabletop and I've never heard of Cyberpunk. Or at least, there's really no one who would tell me to play it when there's perfectly good Shadowrun available.

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Posted by MiniPato

You can tell it's the future because of the hexagons.

Posted by GERALTITUDE

Cool. This could be really really awesome.

Posted by chibacityblues

I'm totally stoked. Oo

Posted by Butano

Looking forward to it! I still need to finish Witcher 2...

Posted by Palaeomerus

So, is this video game based on R. Talsorian's Cyberpunk 2020*? If so is it the Interlok version or Fuzion? Can anyone understand my mostly obsolete rpg nerd babble?

*Probably not because while that sounded WAY cool in late 80's and early 90's these days that's only eight years from now.

Posted by WinterSnowblind

@S0ndor said:

CD Projekt is the RPG genre's next big saviour. That is, until everyone starts shitting on them too, Bioware style.

I'm no pessimist, though, so I look forward to this game.

In fairness, Bioware's style of games has shifted pretty radically in the past few years. It's really not hard to see why those who loved them through Baldurs Gate, Neverwinter Nights and KoTOR, turned on them because of DA2 and the Mass Effect sequels. CD Projekt are being lauded for not watering down their games for mass market appeal.

Posted by leejunfan83

This is why fuck Call of Duty

Posted by katanalauncher

"Witcher Developers Making Game Based on Pen-And-Paper RPG Cyberpunk"

This sounds like a title for a Kotaku article, you don't need to tell us who CDP is in the title Patrick, a link to the site's own wiki is good enough.

Posted by Tennmuerti

Awesome!

Will be definately keeping an eye on this project.

Posted by DharmaBum

This should fill the Blade Runner void now that Prey 2 won't see the light of day for a while.

Posted by TheHT

Thought they'd do a third witcher before moving on. Better to take a break I guess and maybe come back to it with some fresh eyes and possibly some new skills. Couldn't ask for a better departure though. Love me some cyberpunk.

Posted by Svenzon

Cool news! Seems to be a bit of a cyberpunk revival going on lately. I like it!

Posted by Colinpatchin

I played so much cyberpunk back in Highschool. I'll be stocking up on Cheetos and mt dew, see you guys at club chrome.

Posted by Mathey

wut

Cyberpunk 2020?

Huh.

Posted by Encephalon

Yes, CDProjekt Red, I will play your next game.

Posted by Dagbiker

I'm in only if there is sex and nudity.

Posted by MooseyMcMan

I'm sure this will be excellent, but part of me would rather they make a game set in the Witcher universe, but also the future. How nuts would that be?

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Posted by FancySoapsMan

Sounds great, I just really hope it's released on consoles.

Posted by YapaPanda

Where is this, and how can I throw money at it as soon as possible.

Posted by ThatFrood

@MooseyMcMan said:

I'm sure this will be excellent, but part of me would rather they make a game set in the Witcher universe, but also the future. How nuts would that be?

Yo dawg, get this: what if this is that.

Posted by tourgen

This is great news! Nothing more to add. I'm looking forward to seeing more soon.

Posted by MooseyMcMan

@ThatFrood said:

@MooseyMcMan said:

I'm sure this will be excellent, but part of me would rather they make a game set in the Witcher universe, but also the future. How nuts would that be?

Yo dawg, get this: what if this is that.

Then my mind will be blown!

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Posted by Sheddor

Looking forward to this...

Posted by huser

Wait, like Cyberpunk 2013,2020 V3?

As in Johnny Silverhand and Morgan Blackhand fighting Arasaka's Boys in Black?

OH SHIT! I CANNOT FRAKKING WAIT FOR THIS CHOMBATTA!

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Posted by Rawson

Good. CD Projekt Red are one of the few developers out there that know how to make RPGs.

Posted by huser

@Palaeomerus said:

So, is this video game based on R. Talsorian's Cyberpunk 2020*? If so is it the Interlok version or Fuzion? Can anyone understand my mostly obsolete rpg nerd babble?

*Probably not because while that sounded WAY cool in late 80's and early 90's these days that's only eight years from now.

Not sure. Frankly most of the people reporting wouldn't even know to ask. Personally, I wouldn't be against another take on the stats.

And really our worlds diverged in like 1990. At the very least Cyberpunk 2013 was the first edition, so we are one year away from street samurai loaded with cyberware, hackers plugging into decks, and AV's patrolling our city streets.

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