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Cyberpunk 2077: What do we know about it?

Cyberpunk 2077: What do we know about it so far (Source: Cyberpunk 2077)
Cyberpunk 2077: What do we know about it so far (Source: Cyberpunk 2077)
Although there have been plenty of Cyberpunk 2077-related separate leaks/rumors and official news so far, the time has come for a roundup of what we know about this title's release, its download size, settings, the possible endings, and so on. Fortunately, the release date remains December 10.
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Cyberpunk 2077 will be here on December 10 at midnight UTC, and since we are talking about a global release, everyone should get it at the same time. To find out exactly when you should get ready for the game's release, just check out this page. Puerto Rican fantasy author Bernie Anés Paz has just compiled a list of release/game information and common answers to the most frequent questions concerning Cyberpunk 2077, and since we already covered some of these topics, today seems like a great day for a roundup.

Without further ado, here are the essential release/game details and the most frequent Cyberpunk 2077-related questions that people have been asking lately:

  • The Steam and GoG versions are basically the same, will update at the same time, and it seems that Steam users will get an exclusive short story that will no longer be exclusive a few minutes after a few minutes, anyway.
  • The next-gen patch will arrive next year, but the game apparently runs great on existing consoles already.
  • Cyberpunk 2077 is DRM free for Steam, GoG, and Epic Game Store users (so all PC distribution channels for the game).
  • GoG freebies will probably become available as it happened with the previous CD Projekt Red releases, but more information should hit the web this week.
  • First reviews could hit the web as early as December 7.
  • The Multiplayer component has no release date yet, and it will probably arrive in 2022 or even 2023.
  • The download size is 70 GB, and the preload date should be Monday 7 or the weekend before it (no official confirmation yet).
  • There will be a day-one patch, but probably not a very large one.
  • Level cap (unconfirmed yet) will be most likely 50.
  • Third-person view is only available in some cutscenes and while driving. Otherwise, the perspective is first-person.
  • Copyrighted music, nudity, and most explicit stuff can be turned off so streamers can deliver Twitch- and YouTube-friendly video feeds.
  • There are multiple endings, but it is not known if all can be checked in a single playthrough.
  • The three lifepaths meet at the same narrative point and they will not create distinct playthroughs, although some minor variations will be locked to particular lifepaths.
  • The difficulty levels are Easy, Normal, Hard, and Very Hard. There might be a Hardcore mode in the cards as well, but it has not been confirmed yet.
  • The player cannot join factions, gangs, or corporations. The interaction with these entities is limited to fighting against them or working with them.
  • Nonlethal gameplay will be possible, so weapons can be modded to spare bosses.

These being said, we should get ready for the final week before the big release day. As usual, feel free to hit the comments section.

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Bernie Anés Paz (on Reddit)

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Codrut Nistor, 2020-11-29 (Update: 2020-11-29)