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CD Projekt Red reveals major differences between Cyberpunk 2077 & Witcher 3

Published: 14/Jun/2020 1:06 Updated: 19/Jun/2020 13:02

by Brent Koepp

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Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red revealed details about the game in an interview on June 9. The Polish company explained what major changes the first person shooter RPG will have compared to The Witcher 3.

CD Projekt Red made a name for themselves adapting the Polish novel series The Witcher into a groundbreaking RPG franchise. However, all eyes are on their upcoming title Cyberpunk 2077.

In an interview with German outlet Gamestar, studio developers Miles Tost and Philipp Weber opened up about the major differences between the 2020 release and their previous work The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt.

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Cyberpunk 2077 will finally hit stores this September.

Cyberpunk’s improvements from The Witcher 3

The wildly anticipated title was initially set to release in April, but got delayed until September. However in a recent interview, the CD Projekt Red developers opened up about new gameplay features, including improvements the game will have over The Witcher 3.

According to the artists, side quests will have much more depth and will be a living thing. An example given is a player could stop to eat food in the middle of an active mission, and things in the world would continue to happen around them.

The developer also explained that missions were designed to “only be canceled if a character dies” and not the actions they take during them. Hilariously, the two creators revealed that they kept “What’s the stupidest thing the player could do?” in mind when writing quests.

They also stated that there are more ways to solve missions compared to The Witcher 3, and that that Cyberpunk will feature less map icons as the team felt as though TW3 player’s were overwhelmed with information. 

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Players will get to explore the massive ‘Night City’ in Cyberpunk 2077.

As far as what players should expect with regards to improvements, the 2020 release will reportedly be as big of a design jump as the Witcher 2 was to the Wild Hunt – which, as any fans of that series will know, was massive.

According to a financial statement made in April, the Polish developer reaffirmed that they are “on track” to hit their September deadline. Artists have continued to work from home to bring the project to its final state.

While there is still so much we don’t know about Cyberpunk 2077, it appears that the team behind The Witcher franchise is doing everything they can to raise the bar even higher, which will surely result in another winner for the company.

H/T: ComicBook

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Stunning Skyrim mod lets you play as Overwatch characters

Published: 21/Nov/2020 21:27

by Theo Salaun

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While Overwatch players eagerly anticipate news about Overwatch 2, some have turned to other games to imagine what Blizzard Entertainment’s tactical shooter could look like on a different engine. A Skyrim mod might be the best re-imagination of the title yet.

Released in 2011, Bethesda’s Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is one of the gaming universe’s most iconic experiences. From waking up on a rickety wagon just moments before a dragon attack to seeing the game get modified to include Fall Guys characters, Skyrim has proven to be a fantastic source of seemingly timeless entertainment content.

Using Bethesda’s Creation Engine, itself based on their Gamebryo Engine, Skyrim mods have given the title a shelf life that’s approaching a decade of impressive, hilarious, and surprising content. Now, modders have gone ahead and given Overwatch the Elder Scrolls treatment.

While Blizzard’s title is best known for its cartoony, vibrant style, many have wondered what the graphical upgrades could do for its realism in OW2. Now, the game’s fans can see what heroes like Genji, McCree, Reinhardt, and Reaper could look like in a grittier, more realistic environment.

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Hopefully this isn’t the plot of Overwatch 2.

Although ‘Bad Pachimari’ jokingly titled the video as “Overwatch 2 footage leaked on 4chan,“ one can’t even be mad at the bait. The video opens with a familiar red shawl, brown cowboy hat, and bionic arm as a surprisingly shadowy McCree eviscerates some sort of muscly zombie creature. 

These foes are better known as draugr to Skyrim’s fans, but Overwatch’s players are probably more focused on seeing McCree in a dungeon, using a sword instead of a pistol. Even more surprising is the video’s usage of Reaper, who looks identical to his Overwatch model (spooky mask and all), but with a very different set of tools.

Instead of the heavy, dual-wielding shotguns, Reaper is seen using a bow and arrow to kill a grungy wolf and a sword to backstab Reinhardt. Although Rein is a little smaller than he should be, the characters all look fantastic and the change in art style is pretty fun.

It remains unclear which particular mod this is, but fans can most certainly take a look around to find a variety of equally ridiculous Skyrim transformations. 

At the very least, it can be a nice way for Overwatch’s more impatient players to see their characters in a different environment while awaiting more OW2 news. Speculation suggests that announcements about the game won’t come until February 2021’s virtual BlizzCon.