New information about Cyberpunk 2077 was revealed through the GameINN grant program headed up by the National Center of Research and Development in Poland. CD Projekt Red has apparently sought grants for a couple of different facets of development for their upcoming cyberpunk-themed action-RPG.
GamePressure is reporting that the grant listing by GameINN reveals tidbits of info about what CD Projekt plans to use the money for, including “seamless multiplayer”.
The entry states…
“Seamless Multiplayer, […] a complex technology for making unique multiplayer gameplay mechanics, including the ability to search for opponents, manage game session, replicate objects, and support for different game modes along with a unique set of dedicated tools”
Being able to jump into games and explore the cyberpunk world with others would be pretty cool. Dedicated tools also sounds like there might be support for dedicated PvP where players can setup their own servers and do battle against each other.
If the seamless multiplayer is similar to the drop-in or opt-out gameplay setup like Watch Dogs 2, then that could be pretty darn cool. Encountering other players – friends or foes alike – just by walking around in the environment would really add a sense of added immersion and emergence to the gameplay.
Additionally, they requested grants for animation tools as they appear to want to make “realistic animations in [an] open-world RPG”. Could this mean they’re targeting the kind of visuals that were present in that teaser cinematic?
It’s hard to believe but the original trailer is already three years old!
The game is still likely a few years off from release, so it’s entirely possible that the cinematic graphics achieved in the trailer could be what the game is going to look like in real-time. Well, that’s assuming CD Projekt doesn’t downgrade the crap out of the game in order to run on the pea-shooting consoles that are about as effective as a flaccid old man on a porn set.
Anyway, the last of the grant requests centers around open-world city construction. CD Projekt is aiming to build a massive city infrastructure for Cyberpunk 2077, which will include a “living city” that’s based on rules, AI and automation. Sounds… complex.
We’ll likely have to wait a while before we finally find out exactly what CD Projekt has in store for Cyberpunk 2077 as far as gameplay mechanics and playability is concerned. I just can’t wait to see what the first gameplay trailer will look like and hopefully it won’t be pared down for the Xbox One and PS4.