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The cyberpunk inventor explains why CD Projekt got the rights for Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 was only allowed to develop someone who has a heart for the universe.

Mike Pondsmith - the inventor of Cyberpunk - explained in an interview why he gave CD Projekt Red the license to develop Cyberpunk 2077. After all, the offer was available to more than just one studio. But the Polish development team stood out for a reason.

A project by fans for fans: According to Pondsmith, CD Projekt Red consists of fans of the tabletop template Cyberpunk 2020. They grew up with the pen-and-paper version and played it themselves. He compares that to some people who always watched Star Wars as children and then as adults be allowed to develop a Star Wars game themselves. This means that the project is close to their hearts.

According to Pondsmith, other studios wanted to implement the title in the style of a blade runner. But his cyberpunk universe is characterized above all by the fact that although it is gloomy, the player himself can become a hero. Rather unusual in this genre.

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CD Projekt remains true to the template: Pondsmith is delighted with how closely the Polish studio is sticking to its template. They also attach great importance to the input from Pondsmith himself. For example, he explained to them what they can and cannot do with flying cars.

Cooperation could continue: The cyberpunk inventor now tells shcon that there could be more cyberpunk games in the future and that he will continue to work side by side with CD Projekt Red. Here, too, he emphasizes once again how the series is just as important to the video game developer as he is and how they get along great with each other.

Cyberpunk 2077 is scheduled to be released on April 16, 2020. A special guest with an extensive role was also presented at E3 2019: Keanu Reeves will accompany you in the game as Johnny Silverhand. This should also open the doors for a possible film about the game.

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