Showing posts with label Open-World. Show all posts
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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Cyberpunk 2077 Removes Wall-Running Feature

CD Projekt Red has scrapped wall-running gameplay feature for Cyberpunk 2077 due to design reasons.

Even after a series of delays, upcoming role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 remains one of the most-anticipated releases of developer/publisher CD Projekt Red for this year on Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

CDPR has teased a bunch of gameplay aspects of CP2077 in a recent Night City Wire broadcast stream and there was a wall-running feature previously shown in a demo that seem to have been removed from current build of the game.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Removes Wall-Running Feature

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Following recent gameplay showcase, some players noticed that some core mechanics like driving and shooting feels more off. While newly introduced Braindance mode seemed really impressive, one particular element got cut out.

It was revealed during a recent interview with Cyberpunk 2077 level designer Max Pears that player characters will not have the ability to run on walls as indicated in early videos and it has since been removed due to "design reasons".

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An extended gameplay reveal video from Gamescom 2018 showed mercenary V putting wall-running ability into use. Pears states, although vertical traversal is now removed, players will still have plenty of flexibility in your movement.

Cyberpunk 2077 is currently set to arrive on November 17, 2020 for all current-gen consoles and Windows PC. A free backward compatibility upgrade for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will be released by CD Projekt Red this holiday season.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Cyberpunk 2077 Braindance Mode, Customization and Player Choice

CD Projekt sheds light on Red Braindance gameplay, cybernetic modifications and player choice in Cyberpunk 2077.

Instead of a September release, upcoming role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 has now been delayed to November 19, 2020 by developer/publisher CD Projekt Red as they keep polishing and optimizing their most ambitious project yet.

In first broadcast of Night City Wire episode, CDPR has revealed in-depth details of new gameplay features, shades light on levels of character customization and varied player choices to explore in expansive open-world of CP2077.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Braindance Mode, Customization and Player Choice

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CD Projekt Red debuts a brand-new trailer titled "The Gig", showcasing gameplay and story of CP2077.




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In latest "The Gig" trailer, CDPR shows a vibrant side of Night City from prologue section of the game. V starts off a mercenary career by teaming-up with a thief named Jackie Welles and their adventure will lead to series of consequences.

They come across street-smart netrunner T-Bug and a fixer named Dexter Deshawn, who assigns them to steal a prototype biochip that belongs to Arasaka Corporation and they screw up so hard that Johnny Silverhand had to show up.

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Adam Smasher
For a brief glance, a brand-new enemy character is shown in latest trailer named Adam Smasher. He took body modification and cybernetic implants to next level and has almost become a cyborg with ties to Arasaka Corporation.

Adam is originated from Cyberpunk Red pen-and-paper game by creator Mike Pondsmith and player character will face-off against this 9-feet-tall metal man in a brawl at some point if they choose to pursue corporate storyline from start.

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The Badlands
One of the seven districts of Night City known as Badlands is where you would meet V's partner in crime, Jackie Welles. Together, you will attempt to acquire a rumored chip of immortality from Arasaka Corp. on behalf of Dexter Deshawn.

People will come across many factions and gangs while scouring through these areas to engage in side-quests. CDPR dev team has hinted of encountering many challenges in an open-world and having Mad Max-style sandbox gameplay action.

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Braindance Mode
Braindance gameplay segment begins with tech savvy Mox gang member Judy Alvarez showing V how to navigate through its neural tech how to relive past events and memories of a person using a video-editing software like interface.

V can access recorded memories of non-player characters using BD tech, another concept taken from Cyberpunk tabletop game. You can see through eyes of an NPC or in third-person to give you a better view of surrounding environment.

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Braindance feature is useful to scan area details for clues and may come in handy to solve various puzzles. Recordings will have separate layers for audio and visuals with additional data of adjacent background of a particular scene.

BD tech will turn players into an advanced security camera as described by quest designers Pawel Sasko. Braindance is a brilliant way to include puzzles into CP2077 and CD Projekt Red has spent enough time to add more of them.

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Customization and Player Choice
Before beginning your journey in Night City, customization for mercenary protagonist V begins at character creator with base body type. You can pick up masculine or feminine voice and nitty-gritty features like markings, tattoos etc.

We now live in a world where almost everything is heavily focused on individuality and you can even adjust body features like private parts. Your appearance and cybernetic modifications is your identity in a near-distant future of Cyberpunk.

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CD Projekt Red has added 17 eyes, 8 eyebrows, 35 hairstyles, 17 jaw and mouths, 3 nipple types, 2 penis size and types, 6 skin types, 11 piercings, 5 pubic hair styles and only 1 vagina option to let you customize your sexy body parts.

Moreover, there will be varieties for blemishes, cyberware, eye makeup, scars, tattoos and types of teeth option. There are three presets and a random character generator alongside numbered options of various customisations.

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One of the available life paths from Corpo, Nomad and Street Kid will start setting a backstory that shapes your legacy. As you keep making progress, you will discover an unending appeal for cybernetic modifications that help you level up.

Previous options like Netrunner from Cyberpunk 2077 deep dive is seemingly removed from current build of the game. Each available class will have a set opening and different dialogue options that will surely affect your playthrough.

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More you get access to spreading perk trees, your hacking skills will get better or brute strength will increase. Cyberware allows V's body to be outfitted with enhancement and weaponry for further alteration to impact your playthrough.

There are mods to let you hack into tech to know camera and enemy positions within a room, which helps a lot for stealth play. Or you can install wire-like whips via Monowire that gives you an edge in melee combats during any encounter.

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Night City is divided into many districts that houses different factions like corporation shills, street gangs or even wastelanders trying to survive. Many of them will come across V as friends or enemies depending on your dialogue and choices.

While interacting with a gang, you can try and attack them to steal from them or pay up to avoid trouble. Not every situation gives you enough response time to rethink your decisions and you have to rely on instinct for most part.

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Even when conflict becomes unavoidable, Cyberpunk 2077 gives you more than one way out based on your skill sets. V can eventually turn into a tank with enough reflexes or choose to wield firearms and melee weapons in a fight.

Those who prefer a stealthier approach can focus developing Cool skill tree and become master of hacking. V will be controlling cameras, distract enemies, turn their device on them, making a weapon malfunction or just explode a grenade.

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Cyberpunk: Edgerunners
CD Projekt Red has been working on a brand-new anime show based on Cyberpunk universe titled Cyberpunk: Edgerunners in association with Netflix and Studio Trigger, which they have revealed in a surprise announcement today.

Though no glimpse of upcoming Netflix series is shown yet, Edgerunners will focus on new characters within Cyberpunk world. Studio Trigger has previously worked on Darling and the Franxx, Kill La Kill and Little Witch Academia.

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The Gig is just the tip of an iceberg that Cyberpunk 2077 is building within its in-game world and only teases its opening. More gameplay mechanics are expected to be discussed in future episodes of Night City Wire prior release of CP2077.

Cyberpunk 2077 will see release on Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms. Following next-gen console launch, this holiday season, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will receive backward compatibility upgrade for free.

AER: Memories of Old and Stranger Things 3 Free on Epic Store Now

Epic Games Store offers PC version of AER: Memories of Old and Stranger Things 3: The Game in free giveaway game of this week.

Though season of freebie AAA-titles are now gone for this year, Epic Games still has plans to offer new and exciting games on PC platform each week throughout rest of 2020 via their digital distribution outlet Epic Games Store.

Promised to giveaway two free titles, AER: Memories of Old and Stranger Things 3: The Game has become available to claim for free on Epic Store, which anyone can claim with an account before  July 2, 8:00 AM PT/10:00 AM EDT.

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AER: Memories of Old and Stranger Things 3 Free on Epic Store Now

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An adventure game that is solely focused on discovery and exploration, AER: Memories of Old from developer Forgotten Key and publisher Daedalic Entertainment sends you on a journey in a gorgeous sandbox world to meet your destiny.

An isometric co-op action game, Stranger Things 3: The Game by developer/publisher BonusXP is an official companion tie-in that reflects on similar events from Season 3 of Netflix original series Stranger Things in 16-bit retro art style.

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Twelve familiar faces from Hawkins, Indiana become playable for in solo or co-op gameplay mode. Aside from following a narrative-driven adventure, players have some side chores to take care of and some challenging boss battles.

For next week, Epic Games has already announced to giveaway 2018 online survival game Conan Exiles from Funcom and award-winning, colorful puzzle-adventure title Hue by Fiddle Sticks, arriving at Epic Store on July 2, 2020.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Cyberpunk 2077 Reveals Faction Protecting Sex Workers

CD Projekt Red has revealed an all-new faction of Night City named "The Moxes" for upcoming Cyberpunk 2077.

Ever since being pushed back from its April release date to September earlier this year, official social media accounts for upcoming hotly anticipated role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 has remained a bit quiet up until now.

In a recent post, developer/publisher CD Projekt Red introduces a new faction called Moxes, with a logo reveal. These people actively work to protect sex workers of Night City from any abuses and violence from aggressive clients.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Reveals Faction Protecting Sex Workers

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Mox is more like a militant group that was formed in year 2076, following death of a strip club owner and ex-prostitute named Elizabeth "Lizzie" Borden, who used to treat her employees fairly and defended them from sadistic customers.

The Mox are self-proclaimed protectors of every working girls and guys, carrying out her legacy. Although there are no mentions of how Borden passed away, it is most presumably because of same violence she tried to protect victims from.

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CDPR is doing a lot more than portraying prostitutes as mere caricatures or fillers in their game. Instead, they are trying to depict them as members of society that needs protecting and adding backstories to give them sense of purpose.

CP2077 already features factions like Animals, Netwatch and Voodoo Boys from Cyberpunk 2020 original tabletop, created by Mike Pondsmith. Mox are a completely new addition to already existing ones within Cyberpunk universe.

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CD Projekt Red has promised fans to stay faithful to source material and flesh out Night City with dozens of side quests. Pondsmith and his company R. Talsorian Games are working closely with CDPR throughout game development so far.

Cyberpunk 2077 scheduled to arrive on 17 September, 2020, for Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. CDPR and R. Talsorian Games have also been working on a pen-and-paper tabletop RPG called Cyberpunk Red for some time.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

CD Projekt Red to Develop New Witcher Game Following Cyberpunk 2077 Release

Next game in The Witcher series to begin development after CD Projekt Red will release Cyberpunk 2077.

After announcing a sudden delay to heavily anticipated upcoming role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 lately, developer/publisher CD Projekt Red is already planning to begin development of their next project without wasting any time.

It has been revealed in a recent interview with company president Adam Kiciński that CD Projekt will start working on a new game from critically-acclaimed The Witcher series for next-gen consoles, following release of CP2077.

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CD Projekt Red to Develop New Witcher Game Following Cyberpunk 2077 Release

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Kiciński states that they have a clear vision on next series entry and will enter development by Q4 of this year. This good news came when Sony has announced to support more narrative-driven single-player experiences for PlayStation 5.

However, new Witcher game will not be a direct sequel to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which is not going to be The Witcher 4 for sure. Perhaps it could focus on Vesemir when he was a hunter before he became mentor to Geralt of Rivia.

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Every game they have currently planned will be set in either Cyberpunk or Witcher universe. Two developer teams are currently working on Cyberpunk 2077 while a smaller team is handling their next Witcher game.

Following world premiere of Netflix's The Witcher television series last year, the franchise became extremely popular almost instantly and helped CD Projekt Red to become second most valuable studio in Europe, worth $8 billion.

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Though CDPR takes longer development cycles for each project, they often build massive worlds of interconnected stories like CP2077, which was originally announced back in May 2012 and loyal fans sincerely appreciate their craft.

Their most successful title till date is The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which is the most celebrated RPG of current generation console platforms. CD Projekt Red has launched its Nintendo Switch version last year that can cross-save with PC.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox One Version to Get Free Xbox Series X Upgrade

CD Projekt Red will use Smart Delivery feature of Xbox Series X to offer free upgrade for Cyberpunk 2077 on Xbox One.

After an unexpected delay of release earlier this year, developer/publisher CD Projekt Red is currently prepping up for their hotly anticipated role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 for all major platforms on 17 September, 2020.

In light of major reveal of upcoming Xbox Series X specs by Microsoft most recently, CDPR has announced that players who purchase CP2077 on Xbox One console will get free upgrade for next-gen console version following release.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox One Version to Get Free Xbox Series X Upgrade

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Earlier today, Microsoft has announced highlights and specs for Series X to include a Smart Delivery feature, a technology that let players access any game from four generations of consoles using backwards compatibility.

It will allow people to buy a game only once and then getting to play the right version of that game on Xbox One or Xbox Series X. Microsoft will apply this feature for all of Xbox Game Studios releases and let developers to join as well.

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CD Projekt Red announced to take advantage of Smart Delivery feature for free Xbox upgrade of CP2077.


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CD Projekt Red was first to respond to this and announce to deliver a free version of Cyberpunk 2077 for Series X console to owners of Xbox version copy, adding any or every performance and technical improvements if required.

Since there was no obligation or whatsoever for CDPR to do so and yet they willingly choose to put gamers first. This pro-customer move is a step towards right direction for video game industry and received immense praise on social media.

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While Xbox users cheers over this great news, PlayStation 4 owners are wondering whether they are going to get the same treatment or not but CD Projekt Red probably would reveal their plan after Sony confirms PlayStation 5 specs.

Microsoft is trying to make it easy for players to step into their next console generation and CDPR is on their regular consumer-friendly self as they prepare to launch Cyberpunk 2077 later this year for PC, PS4 and Xbox One platforms.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay Breakdown

New gameplay breakdown of Cyberpunk 2077 from CD Projekt Red livestream goes deep into character creation and hacking.

Video game fans are eagerly waiting for upcoming highly anticipated role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 from developer/publisher CD Projekt Red to arrive on April 16, 2020 for Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Meanwhile, development team of CD Projekt has been giving out new and interesting details every now and then to keep up the hype. Their most recent release is a special gameplay breakdown that comes with developer commentary.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay Breakdown

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In a latest deep dive video of Cyberpunk 2077, players are given more in-depth details of gameplay mechanics.




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Though this newly released video is much shorter in length than E3 2018 gameplay reveal, it offers you a better understanding of how everything in your surrounding actually works including character customization and hacking.

In last year's video, entire focus was set on quests and visual design but this newest clip highlights on playstyles. Primarily, two distinct character built is shown above that each are specialized in different approach to situation.

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Welcome to Pacifica

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Our deep dive journey begins at Pacifica district of Night City, which was planned as a tourist spot but most of its establishments were abandoned midway due to a sudden hit on global economy and now is wretched hive for gangs.

Rather than walking around these blocks, players would be wise to travel in an armored vehicle or a fast bike for safety. However, Pacifica local markets will not disappoint you when you are looking for some rare items or illegal cyberware.

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Work With Voodoo Boys

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The set quest takes us to Grand Imperial Mall, where The Animals gang are currently residing and to learn what they are up to, V will be teaming up with their rival group called Voodoo Boys, who are very skilled in using net.

Though these guys usually do not work with outsiders, they agreed to help V and gives out a mission to get into Grand Imperial Mall. The Animals are a deadly gang full of muscle-heads that has occupied that place for some suspicious reason.

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Often times, they deal with illegal substances on street level to bend the existing market or hardcore prize fights underground. This time they are on Pacifica to do business and their ad hoc leader is a woman named Sasquatch.

In beginning of character creation system, players must choose a background for mercenary protagonist V from Corporate, Nomad or Street Kid. Your past will come in handy later when it will unlock features at some vital story point.

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Animals' Leader Sasquatch

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Then instead of choosing a gender or sex for V, you can pick a body type of you preference and go for full customization. CP2077 doesn't offer you a class to choose but lets you create your own with whatever skill set you want to equip them with.

You either follow a solo playstyle that is more combat-focused and handle most situations with punching and shooting down enemies or choose to be an expert netrunner, which is more stealth-based and focused on hacking stuffs.

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Since everything is connected to cyberspace, hacking them will not go unnoticed by a group called NetWatch. At one point of exploring, we meet Johnny Silverhand, played by actor Keanu Reeves (Constantine, The Matrix) for a brief time.

CD Projekt Red has made significant change to Cyberpunk 2077 that what we saw at E3 2018 press conference event and added much more layers to its role-playing elements in terms of both character build or story paths.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Genshin Impact Comes to PlayStation 4

Open-world action RPG title Genshin Impact from developer miHoYo invites you to an epic adventure on PS4 for 2020.

Mostly known as established a mobile game developer, Shanghai-based studio miHoYo has announced their new open-world action role-playing game Genshin Impact for Android, iOS and PC platform back in June during E3 2019.

Apparently, they are also interested in venturing console community as well and plans on releasing a PlayStation 4 version that is recently revealed by Sony Interactive Entertainment at ChinaJoy 2019 and scheduled to come out on 2020.

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Genshin Impact Comes to PlayStation 4

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Players would be exploring a fantasy world of Teyvat as "The Traveler" after waking up on a shore of this mysterious land earlier and will set off to solving puzzles scattered throughout the place to finally reunite with their sibling.

You can form your own part of four characters by inviting your friends online or pick from over 30 NPCs to join your cause. Just so you can wander around in Teyvat, there is a fast travel system to go to places more quickly.

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Open World of Possibilities

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Aside from freeform of movement, there are features for outfit customization and player housing. Genshin Impact offers an immersive experience by focusing on a combo-based combat system that complements its appealing story.

Introducing this upcoming open-world JRPG to PS4 gives it a wide range of audience since Sony has recently hit 100 million sales milestones. Plus, they definitely are planning to include some exclusive in-game content before launching on console.

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Ruins of An Empire

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A brand-new trailer has just come out lately that takes you on a brief tour of Teyvat and showcase gameplay aspects.




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Many people are already pointing out that Genshin Impact looks like a clone of 2017 Nintendo Switch-exclusive title Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and not just in terms of artwork style but for also having similar gameplay mechanics.

Despite criticism for that, developer miHoYo is aiming to launch on platforms that has lesser hardware restrictions and therefore, is actually trying to go further and beyond with how combat and puzzles are eventually going to play out.