During the third Cyberpunk 2077 Night City Wire, CD Projekt RED took us on a tour of Night City. It began with a flashy trailer filled with different areas and even gave us another glimpse of Keanu Reeves.
Night City is brimming with life and variety, from the giant skyscrapers in one district to the shady back alleys of another. There are six different districts found in the city, with further sub-districts within each.
It’s clear that this map is incredibly dense, and the stream helped showcase just how packed the streets and interiors of Cyberpunk 2077 really are.
During the stream CD Projekt RED stated this is the biggest map it’s ever worked on. The level designer said on stream that NPCs would refer to areas of the game by street names to further immerse players and make the city feel more alive.
Senior Level Designer Miles Tost described how the giant skyscrapers in Night City are built on top of smaller buildings that can be seen at street level. So even the buildings in Cyberpunk 2077 have layers to them.
After that, Night City Wire talked about the different gangs of Night City. The Maelstrom, Valentinos, Sixth Street, Voodoo Boys, Animals, Tiger Claws, Moxes, Wraiths, and Alderados are all of the gangs found in Cyberpunk 2077.
These gangs have a wide range of aesthetics, from the gun-waving patriots known as Sixth Street to the underground net-runners known as the Voodoo Boys.
This also doesn’t include the mercenaries known as the Afterlife, which your character V will spend most of their time with.
While the stream didn’t do a deep dive into exactly how players can expect to interact with each of the gangs, it did provide an excellent overview of their motivations and standings in Night City.
It’s unclear if it will require multiple play-throughs to encounter all of them, or if you really can just stumble upon any of them throughout your time with the game. Either way, it has us excited.
This wasn’t the last Night City Wire, so we can expect at least another one before the launch of Cyberpunk 2077 on November 19, 2020.
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