In 2020, which video game will take the spotlight? Titles such as Halo Infinite, Dying Light 2, Watch Dogs: Legion, and Rainbow Six Quarantine are all looking to dominate the market. But while all these have massive followings, it seems that the new decade will have a different game as its king: Cyberpunk 2077. If you haven’t heard of it, we’ve listed down five reasons why it’s going to be the game to beat in 2020.
1) It’s a CD Project Title
CD Projekt is a godsend for people looking for quality games. It has only developed a handful of titles compared to bigger game developers like Nintendo and Electronic Arts, but the Polish company is all about quality. CD Project owns The Witcher franchise, which is a beloved gaming property.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has so far sold more than 20 million copies. Plus, it received critical acclaim as it was named the game of the year by the likes of GameSpot and The Guardian. When it comes to immersive roleplaying games, you can rely on this developer to do the job well with affordability in mind. CD Projekt even released 16 downloadable contents (DLCs) for The Witcher 3 for free.
2) Three Origin Stories
Have you ever played The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim? While it’s an excellent game, not a lot of people like how they have to go through the same starting point with each new game. For Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt prepared three starting locations — and these are determined by the origin story you prefer. You won’t have to look for a mod just to restart the game from a different perspective.
3) Variety in Romance
Those who played The Witcher 3 know there was a lot of attention put into the relationship dynamics. That game featured interesting and full-blown stories revolving around non-player characters (NPCs) who may be attracted to your character. In Cyberpunk 2077, you also get to determine the romantic aspects. But what’s different here is that you won’t be limited to heterosexual options — a welcome change for many.
4) Keanu Reeves is in The Game
That’s right — Mr. John Wick himself is going to be in Cyberpunk 2077. Keanu Reeves even set foot on the E3 stage this year to talk about the game. Also, he’s not just going to be some extra NPC. Keanu Reeves has a pretty huge role in Cyberpunk 2077: he’s Johnny Silverhand, a rebel with a distinct bionic arm. His character has numerous lines, so much so that only the main character has more dialogues.
5) There’s No Need to Kill Your Enemies
Violence in video games isn’t new. But this shouldn’t mean that the only option to victory is to eliminate everyone through bloodshed. CD Projekt will still allow players to kill other characters in Cyberpunk 2077. After all, there is a ton of amazing weapons in Cyberpunk 2077. However, the company made sure that you can make progress without killing anyone. This should motivate players to find creative ways to complete their missions.
There’s still a lot we don’t know about Cyberpunk 2077. But seeing just how dedicated CD Projekt is to make it as innovative as possible, it’s clear why the gaming community has set its eyes on it for 2020.