Cyberpunk 2077 was by no means going to get an growth designed to happen following the conclusion of the bottom recreation’s most important story, because the staff behind the sport didn’t need to danger diluting how V’s story ends.
This is in accordance with CD Projekt Red narrative director Igor Sarzyński, who advised PC Gamer that, previous to deciding on the premise that may find yourself coming to life as Phantom Liberty, Cyberpunk’s builders did ponder taking issues in a few different instructions. Though, Sarzyński says that persevering with on from the occasions that may comply with V’s assembly with Hanako Arasaka at Embers wasn’t on the playing cards.
Acknowledging that, had CDPR chosen one set of ending circumstances to function the premise for a post-final mission journey, it might have risked annoying gamers by doubtlessly undermining the alternatives they’d made for his or her model of V through the occasions of the sport, narrative director additionally prompt that doing so wouldn’t have meshed with the staff’s wishes.
“The endings are written as we wished them⁠—leaving gamers with an uneasy feeling, forcing them to assume, not offering straight solutions,” Sarzyński mentioned, including: “They persist with you. (There’s) no must water them down. Sometimes much less is extra.”
Though I personally did not discover Cyberpunk’s base endings to be as enigmatically compelling because the likes of Blade Runner’s iconic tears in rain monologue adopted by an origami-based tease, I can actually recognize its builders’ conviction within the power of their writing and dedication to letting gamers resolve their destiny.
That mentioned, given I additionally really feel that Phantom Liberty options a number of the strongest writing, each by way of each character motivation and dialogue, within the entirety of the sport, it might need been good to see what CD Projekt may have finished had it determined to tackle the duty of constant V’s story.
Then once more, Phantom Liberty did include a whole new ending choice for Cyberpunk’s most important quest, so we are able to’t actually complain.
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