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Cyberpunk 2077 Will Be Mostly First-Person PoV

Cyberpunk 2077 First-person shooter RPG

Ever since the game’s debut at E3 2018, Cyberpunk 2077 has been a hot topic in the gaming community. Recently, it became known that Cyberpunk will mostly be played as a first-person shooter, and the community’s opinions on the matter have split.

For the audience that is coming from the other CD Projekt RED’s title, The Witcher 3, it might be a hard switch as the game allowed to see the character as well as what is happening around Geralt.

On the other hand, it can be noted that first-person perspective allows for deeper immersion and lends itself better to a shooter genre. Unlike the Witcher, Cyberpunk 2077 will have a lot of its events happening in the narrow urban areas of the Night City.

Peter Gelencser, the lead level designer of Cyberpunk 2077, explained the philosophy behind the change:

“First and foremost, I really enjoy all the attention the subject is getting, because it is important. This has been an educated decision. The first-person point of view is there so you can see things happening up close, and so you can really interact with things in a visceral manner with the game world. It worked out well with our exploration of the genre.

Third-person works well in games like the Witcher when you have a lot of motion and movement around you, But when all the things happen to you, from you, within you, the first-person point of view is the right decision to take, especially because of the augmentations”.

What is your take on the topic? Do you prefer the first-person or the third-person? And if so, will be a deal breaker to you or you don’t care either way?

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While growing up in the wilds of Russia, Catherine learned to talk, write and game at almost the same time. You can follow her attempts at latter two at MMORPG.com and GameSpace.

2 Comments

  1. Personally, I prefer third-person PoV, because I like to see my character and space around ’em. However, as long as the game is decent, it doesn’t matter to me all that much.

    • Agreed Catherine. I am actually a big fan of 1st person in certain games. I understand CPR’s decision in creating a more immersive experience and if they feel confident that first person is the way to go then I trust them in that regard.

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