Cyberpunk 2077 Takes a Bold New Approach to Cutscenes

As If We Weren’t Excited Enough to Visit Night City

Cyberpunk 2077 is already one of the most anticipated games in what looks to be one of the strongest years in video game history, and it feels that we’re getting new and more exciting news every couple of weeks. We’ve already touched on the fact that the game lets you ignore the main storyline¬†while still coming to a satisfactory conclusion, among other great features, but a recently announced feature might just be one of the most exciting.

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Like most games, Cyberpunk 2077 features cutscenes, but like many more recent games, many of these customers are interactive. In this case, however, interactivity is being taken to the next level, with how a cutscene plays out being influenced by not only what you say, but what you see, and how you act.

During cutscenes, you’re able to move the camera around. Not only does this let you take in some of the gorgeous environments of Night City, you can also see visual clues as to what’s going on. The example used is a cutscene where you can choose to focus on an NPC you’re speaking to, or look around and see someone preparing to ambush you. This means that you’re able to act quickly to avoid an attack, although this being Night City (And given the vast number of ways the game can go) there’s a chance that acting too quickly can have ramifications itself. We don’t know whether this will happen in every cutscene but when you’re competing for Game of the Year awards with masterpieces like Ghost of Tsushima, Final Fantasy VII Remake, or The Last of Us: Part 2, you go big or go home.

In another piece of news, the game rewards you for sticking with a certain weapon by increasing your proficiency to the point where, developers state, it’ll be like using an aimbot. While this feature may not be as popular with some of the more hardcore gamers out there, it’ll go a long way to making you feel like a badass- and when you’re playing a mercenary who can literally short-circuit your enemies brains, is there any other way to be?

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