CD Projekt's Upcoming Title: Cyberpunk

Neuromancer, while not the first "cyberpunk" novel but the one gets all the attention, came out in 1984.

The original game Cyberpunk (set in the far-distant future of 2013!) came out in 1988.

tanstaafl wrote:

Neuromancer, while not the first "cyberpunk" novel but the one gets all the attention, came out in 1984.

The original game Cyberpunk (set in the far-distant future of 2013!) came out in 1988.

Gibson was the one who coined the term 'cyberpunk'

Reminds me of Cops 2170. I trust CD Projekt to do a better job with the idea.

Between this, the year of Shadowrun, Android: Netrnner and the MERCS miniatures game cyberpunk really is making a comeback in the gaming world. Loving it.

I have a sinking suspicion this will be held until Sony and Microsoft pull the trigger on new consoles. I think the question on a lot of minds would be if the next generation will have day and date digital versions of games with the online stores. For the Witcher 2, that was responsible for a third, to a half of all sales depending on the article you read.

KingGorilla wrote:

I have a sinking suspicion this will be held until Sony and Microsoft pull the trigger on new consoles.

I don't doubt that they want their games on as many platforms as possible, but I seem to recall one of the factors that had TW2 come out a year later on 360 was a lack of manpower to do it (and they were recruiting in the hidden message). Most people are speculating that Cyberpunk will be 2015+, so even though neither console has been officially announced yet, even conservative estimates say they'll be out long before this game ships on any platform.

thejustinbot wrote:

Between this, the year of Shadowrun, Android: Netrnner and the MERCS miniatures game cyberpunk really is making a comeback in the gaming world. Loving it.

Don't forget the ever-elusive Prey 2.

Makes me sad my shiny new i7 cpu and GTX 670 will probably be outdated by the time this comes out.

Out of curiosity, has CD Projekt Red done anything aside from The Witcher? That's all I know from them and it doesn't sound like my style o' game.

ccesarano wrote:

Out of curiosity, has CD Projekt Red done anything aside from The Witcher? That's all I know from them and it doesn't sound like my style o' game.

Nope, just the Witcher Series.

ccesarano wrote:

Out of curiosity, has CD Projekt Red done anything aside from The Witcher? That's all I know from them and it doesn't sound like my style o' game.

Like many companies in that area, they got started localizing other games to the region.

CD Projekt Red was their first game development studio.

http://witcher.wikia.com/wiki/CD_Pro...

I'm really really enjoying the resurgence of cyberpunk in the last few years. It's one of my favorite genres. Should reread Neuromancer, it's been too long.

This may be for the Gaming Confessions thread, but I've not yet played the Witcher 2 and only played 1 for about an hour - the reason is price, waiting for it to be REALLY cheap for the Xbox. I know they're a good dev and I watched the Teaser trailer for Cyberpunk and the breakdown IGN did of it and it looks like it's gonna be an epic game, I just hope it lives up to my expectations. I enjoyed Deus Ex HR, loved the setting - I assume it will be in similar setting so I'm all ears for any more info.

dissposablehero wrote:

This may be for the Gaming Confessions thread, but I've not yet played the Witcher 2 and only played 1 for about an hour - the reason is price, waiting for it to be REALLY cheap for the Xbox. I know they're a good dev and I watched the Teaser trailer for Cyberpunk and the breakdown IGN did of it and it looks like it's gonna be an epic game, I just hope it lives up to my expectations. I enjoyed Deus Ex HR, loved the setting - I assume it will be in similar setting so I'm all ears for any more info.

Don't feel bad. Neither have I. I know people really like it, but I just haven't been able to justify it yet. Now let's all collective thank William Gibson.

Gumbie wrote:

Makes me sad my shiny new i7 cpu and GTX 670 will probably be outdated by the time this comes out.

I doubt it - you may just have to play it on "medium" instead

maverickz wrote:

Don't feel bad. Neither have I. I know people really like it, but I just haven't been able to justify it yet. Now let's all collective thank William Gibson.

I don't feel too bad, I am planning on getting 2 played at some point, it's just been on the back burner.

thejustinbot wrote:

Between this, the year of Shadowrun, Android: Netrnner and the MERCS miniatures game cyberpunk really is making a comeback in the gaming world. Loving it.

So... we are about 1 Cyberpunk-themed game away from half of the internet claiming they are sick of that setting, and we can cycle back to WW2?

Atras wrote:
thejustinbot wrote:

Between this, the year of Shadowrun, Android: Netrnner and the MERCS miniatures game cyberpunk really is making a comeback in the gaming world. Loving it.

So... we are about 1 Cyberpunk-themed game away from half of the internet claiming they are sick of that setting, and we can cycle back to WW2?

I hope no.

I guess you'll always get people hating on one thing or another, and other people will jump on the band wagon. But what all the WW2 themed games taught us is game dev's will do what ever they want!! haha

Atras wrote:
thejustinbot wrote:

Between this, the year of Shadowrun, Android: Netrnner and the MERCS miniatures game cyberpunk really is making a comeback in the gaming world. Loving it.

So... we are about 1 Cyberpunk-themed game away from half of the internet claiming they are sick of that setting, and we can cycle back to WW2?

Only if it's a cyberpunk-themed zombie game.

Stengah wrote:

Only if it's a cyberpunk-themed zombie game.

Pretty sure it wouldn't take a huge amount of effort to make a logically sound narrative for that game. I think it might've been a Ghost in the Shell plot in fact.

It's the usual way things go though, a few trailblazers to prove there's a market for something, and then the big money comes into town.

Cyberpunk-themed zombie WWII game. In space.

Hypatian wrote:

Cyberpunk-themed zombie WWII game. In space.

Done as a 2D puzzle-platformer. With sh*tty, retro graphics.

Hypatian wrote:

Cyberpunk-themed zombie WWII game. In space.

Sounds awesome - Is it called Dead Space 4?

shoptroll wrote:
Stengah wrote:

Only if it's a cyberpunk-themed zombie game.

Pretty sure it wouldn't take a huge amount of effort to make a logically sound narrative for that game. I think it might've been a Ghost in the Shell plot in fact.

Shadowrun made cyberpunk elves work, so you know, can't be that hard.

Wait... wait wait wait.... wasn't System Shock 2 a cyberpunk themed game set in space with zombies?

Shhhh!

maverickz wrote:

Wait... wait wait wait.... wasn't System Shock 2 a cyberpunk themed game set in space with zombies?

But not during ww2. I expect a codblops version post haste.

And android netrunner and infiltration is fun, just wish I had more people to play with.

ranalin wrote:
tanstaafl wrote:

Neuromancer, while not the first "cyberpunk" novel but the one gets all the attention, came out in 1984.

The original game Cyberpunk (set in the far-distant future of 2013!) came out in 1988.

Gibson was the one who coined the term 'cyberpunk'

Yeah, I think he had a short story titled that and the name stuck for the genre.

I was actually responding to the comment about cyberpunk being from around the 1990s and was just pointing out that the novel most people consider to be the start of the genre was from the early 1980s.

Personally I think the genre goes all the way back to 1981 and Vernor Vinge's True Names, or 1980 and John Ford's Web of Angels, though you could argue 1975's Shockwave Rider by John Brunner. Cyberpunk has been around longer than most people think.

tanstaafl wrote:

The original game Cyberpunk (set in the far-distant future of 2013!)

Oh crap, I owned the big black box version but had totally forgotten that. We are already living in the cyber futar.

You gotta add the trailer in the OP.

This trailer reminded me there's always new great bands to be discovered.

Creepy/half-dressed chick is not too bad too I guess. meh.