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Cyberpunk 2077: CD Projekt Red on Keanu, Christianity and building one of E3 2019's most ambitious games

Dan Silver | 14 Days

Fittingly for a game in which you play a hacker with a penchant for pilfering other people’s property, Cyberpunk 2077 has stolen E3 for the second year running. CD Projekt Red’s stunning open world RPG has dominated the agenda pretty much from the moment king of the nerds Keanu Reeves strode out onto the stage of Microsoft’s E3 2019 press conference to announce the game’s April 2020 release date. And another stunning behind closed doors demo introducing new gameplay features, locations and characters has become the conference’s hottest ticket.

Immediately after witnessing the latter, The Telegraph sat down with Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz, the Polish developer’s Quest Director, to talk about how CD Projekt Red are bringing one of these generations most ambitious games to life.

It’s difficult to know even where to start discussing a game as big as Cyberpunk 2077. How do CD Projekt Red approach something of this size?

In general Cyberpunk 2077 is an open world RPG with a sprawling, living world and a lot of content that is narrative-driven. So we’re taking principles we learned from our previous projects, especially The Witcher 3, in how to combine an open world with an interesting and exciting narrative that is non-linear and has choices with lasting consequences.

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