Święcicki talked about Cyberpunk 2077 and how the world is going to be like. He mentioned that 10 writers are working on the team, so you can expect the story to be spot on. He also mentioned how the narrative is key and why he does not call it the story. The following is what he had to say in this regard:
At the beginning it’s like all the team sort and on a higher level it’s decided what’s the direction. And then we come up with sort of a story outline so to speak – a very bird’s eye view of how the story progresses. Narrative is key at CD Projekt RED. I like to say narrative is key, rather than story is key. Because it all comes down to all the narrative teams really working closely.
He further went on to talk about how different departments come together to work on Cyberpunk 2077. The following is what he had to say in this regard:
Every department has a different focus: whether everything is logical, whether it works as levels, how good the cinematics and the mood of the scene is. Then it comes back to us and we organically change the scenes in that way, as the other teams suggest. We write the dialogue, it comes back to us again. So, it’s really a multilayered process.
He further went on to talk about the different people in Cyberpunk 2077 and their motives. He gave the example of gangs. The following is what he had to say in this regard:
With the gangs, we really want to emphasize that we don’t want them to be our comic book-esque villains – they’re not abominations that decided for almost no reason to put cyberware in themselves, It’s a dark, dangerous world and some people who aren’t able to make it to the megacorps or don’t want it. It’s a human need to seek identity, and some people just gravitate towards the gangs. Although their faces are modified they’re still human underneath, you know. It touches upon a universal feeling we all have: the need to belong to a group.
Development on Cyberpunk 2077 seems to be going great and I am sure that the final game will be worth the wait.