A lot of gamers have realized that politics in video games have become a bane for the quality of the game itself. Almost every single recent game to dive head first into politics has turned out to be a ham-fisted, preachy piece of propaganda. Whenever a developer says their game will be “political”, most gamers retort with groans. Well, CD Projekt Red’s quest designer, Patrick Mills, has confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077 will be “inherently political” and that it will dive into sociopolitical commentary.
WCCF Tech picked up the quote from the recent interview Mills had with the Official Xbox Magazine, where the developer stated…
“Cyberpunk 2077 is a game about people with power at the top and people at the bottom with none”, he replied. “That power can come from money, hierarchies, technology and violence. The original Cyberpunk 2020 setting, like the setting of The Witcher stories, was a complex critique of the author’s world, and we don’t shy away from that in our games. On the contrary I think it’s one of the things that sets us apart […] Cyberpunk is an inherently political genre and it’s an inherently political franchise.”
This sent some shock waves through the community, as they were already on pins and needles after the trailer debuted at E3, which depicted a futuristic America that some gamers felt was a little too “diverse”.
Across the web, however, most gamers are expressing fear and apprehension at CD Projekt Red’s admission to diving into a politically themed universe within Cyberpunk 2077.
Nearly all things politics have become tainted in today’s media due to overt political propaganda pushed by Leftist media.
Games have become overrun with the SJW agenda to the point where many gamers find themselves passing up on some games altogether to avoid it, which is exactly what happened with Wolfenstein 2 and Mass Effect: Andromeda.
You’ll find some commenters trolling about the diversity issue in order to get normal gamers all riled up.
Some games like Shadowrun managed to cover various sociopolitical topic matter within the cyberpunk universe without upsetting most fans. Harebrained Schemes handled the political themes in a far more subtle manner within Shadowrun compared to their more overt politicization of Battletech.
In this case, however, CD Projekt really needs to tread carefully here because if word begins to spread that the game is going to be more Leftist agitprop, it could end up starving on the marketplace floor just like Battleborn and Lawbreakers.
(Thanks for the news tip Quantum Suicider)
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