Cyberpunk Is ‘An Inherently Political Genre,’ Said One of the Developers
Gamers who are anticipating the release of Cyberpunk 2077 should expect the upcoming RPG to deal with political themes, according to an interview with a CD Projekt Red developer.
Talking to Official Xbox Magazine, CD Projekt Red quest designer Patrick Mills reportedly said that Cyberpunk 2077 is “a game about people with power at the top and people at the bottom with none.”
“That power can come from money, hierarchies, technology and violence,” Mills continued.
Mills added that the game would be a critique of its own world (much like the board game its inspired by, Cyberpunk 2020) and explained that, to CD Projekt Red, mature themes aren’t just about “sex and violence”.
“We will try to engage you on multiple levels, not just the visceral, but also the intellectual,” Mills said. “Cyberpunk is an inherently political genre and it’s an inherently political franchise.”
“Cyberpunk 2077 is about a world where a vanishingly small number of ultra-rich individuals at the top of intractable corporate power structures reign over a disintegrating world where the vast majority of the population lives in an endless cycle of poverty and violence,” Mills also said. “How different that is from our world depends a lot on your perspective, I suppose.”
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