CD Projekt Red’s time to shine is here, as the highly anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 is finally out in the wild. December belongs to Night City, and most people can’t wait to plunge into its new lore, including CS:GO streamer Shroud.
During a recent stream, Shroud talked openly about the new action RPG, saying he was excited to play. One aspect he was looking forward to experiencing was how CD Projekt Red would contribute to next-gen gaming. “I’m excited to see what their definition of next-gen is,” he said enthusiastically, and proceeded to rewatch some recent gameplay footage of the first-person adventure. Cyberpunk 2077 will release on the PS5 and Xbox Series X as well as last-gen consoles, offering its immersive gameplay to a wider audience.
The captured footage compared Xbox One X gameplay against Xbox Series X, in addition to showcasing driving and FPS combat. Shroud then responded to a follower on his stream who hoped that the game would die in a month. “I hope so," Shroud responded, however, what the streamer is referring to is how long it will take to complete the game. He highlighted that Cyberpunk 2077 is a single-player game, and that he didn’t want to spend his whole life playing it. He continued by stating that he wants to be “spending just enough time and then get out," despite early reports of the game suggesting the contrary.
Many open-world titles - including some of the recent Assassin’s Creed games - have a tendency to be filled with side content that prolongs completion. The length of time it takes to complete a game is a case-by-case basis with who is playing. Focusing on the main mission alone will significantly reduce the amount of time in-game, but people who strive for full completion will spend additional weeks - and sometimes months - completing every task and collecting every item.
Cyberpunk 2077 has been reported to be massive, suggesting that a month of gameplay may be an underestimated amount of time for trophy hunters. Our review of CD Projekt Red’s new IP calls it an “incredible achievement," and if we have to spend more time in-game than expected, that might be a good thing.
Cyberpunk 2077 is available for PC on GOG.COM, Steam and Epic, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Stadia from December 10, 2020. When you buy Cyberpunk 2077 on GOG.COM, 100% of your money goes to CD PROJEKT Group and supports their future projects.
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