Cyberpunk 2077 level designer Miles Toast had participated in an interview with GamingBolt. The participants have discussed a couple of topics such as the graphics downgrade and the way to artificially extend the gameplay time.
One of the most widespread ways to increase the amount of time played is to add a large number of “fodder” quests along the usual lines of killing someone or picking a specific number of quest items. It keeps players in the game but at the same time does not add anything significant to their experience.
However, worry not, CDPR is not going in that direction:
If it makes sense, and if we could pull it off in a way that feels organic and meets our quality standards, then maybe. But we’re certainly not going to be artificially extending the playtime by pushing more content into the game. If it can add to our story-driven experience in a meaningful way, we’re not closed off to anything. Personally, I think our strength lies in creating handcrafted experiences.
In other Cyberpunk 2077 news, according to Igromania.ru that went through a number of financial and analytical sites, if the game proves to be unsuccessful, it will be a huge blow to CDPR. And the idea of that is not as out of the question as might seem.
Since August, CDPR faced a number of events that played out not in the company’s favour. Firstly, players have been quite critical about the Homecoming – the major update to Gwent.
Secondly, the author of the Witcher book series, Andrezj Sapkowski, had demanded an additional $16M from CDPR. The company had answered that his demands were unfounded, but the experts believe that the sides will come to a mutual agreement with the novelist receiving a certain sum from CDPR.
The financial analytics worry that if Thronebreaker: Witcher Tales doesn’t win over the audience and Gwent doesn’t recover, it will put all of CDPR’s eggs in Cyberpunk 2077 basket. In that case, the lack of financial success might put a cross on CD Projekt RED’s future. The main reasons for the possibility of such a scenario come from Cyberpunk being a distant future sci-fi based project (which have routinely shown a lesser number of sales compared to fantasy) and it might automatically cut off a number of the Witcher fans who might not be interested in this type of setting.
Additionally. investors show uncertainty over the possible launch date of the game. It has been years since the announcement of Cyperpunk 2077 but the developers are still silent about even a vague release window that can possibly be as far as 2021.