Cyberpunk 2077: 10 Gameplay Details You Need To Know
10. First-Person RPG (Not Strictly A Shooter)
Straight away, the hands-on demo established what has been rumoured for ages now: Cyberpunk 2077 will have a first-person perspective. Unlike The Witcher 3, the combat of the developer's new game is going to be closer to a straight FPS rather than a brawler, which is news that will admittedly upset some fans looking for an RPG experience more akin to the studio's prior releases.
That said, CD Projekt Red have insisted that the title shouldn't be viewed as a first-person shooter, but a first-person RPG. While gun combat will indeed be a part of the experience, it isn't the main drive of gameplay, with exploration and dialogue being just as important, if not more so.
Likewise, a third-person perspective isn't entirely absent, with the game apparently switching to this over-the-shoulder camera during cutscenes and other context-specific sections. There'll still be people frustrated by that, but it's clear that the devs are trying to pursue a distinct new style without losing the benefits of a third-person experience.