During today’s Night City Wire presentation, the Cyberpunk 2077 team revealed new information about the game’s lifepaths and weapon choices.
Let’s start with the Lifepaths. As the name suggests, lifepaths are basically the origin story you assign for your created character. While you’ll ultimately define your character through choices you make in the game, these lifepaths will establish a foundation for your creation which helps cover some of the events that are presumed to have taken place before the game.
The three Lifepaths that CD Projekt Red hilighted are Street Kid Nomad, and Corpo. Steet Kids are character who grew up in the rough parts of Night City and are just trying to find a way to survive in such a dangerous environment. Nomads, meanwhile, will start their game in the deserts surrounding Night City and will have to use the help of their roaming allies in order to eventually make it into town.
Corpo is a particularly interesting choice. It essentially sees you cast yourself as a member of one of Cyberpunk‘s mega-corporations. The preview of this option suggests there’s a slightly villainous nature to this arrangement, but the generally ambiguous nature of the game’s morality means that it probably won’t be that simple.
That brings us to weapons. It seems that most of Cyberpunk 2077‘s weapons will be divided into the following categories: Cyerberware, Melee Weapons, Smart Weapons, Power Weapons, Tech Weapons, and Throwables. There are also various weapon mods and attachments you can acquire.
You can probably guess what Melee Weapons and Throwables basically consist of, but what about the others? Well, Tech Weapons seems to be relatively basic weapons that all utilize some kind of technological enhancement which increases their power or grants them some kind of special ability. Smart Weapons, meanwhile, seem to feature special components that let you do things like curve your bullets. Power Weapons account for firearms like shotguns and LMGs, while Cyeberware pertains to weaponized enhancements you make to your own body.
Fore more information on Cyberpunk 2077‘s Lifepaths, be sure to watch this trailer:
If you want to learn more about the game’s weapons, then this is the preview for you:
While we highly doubted that we’ve seen all the tricks up Cyberpunk 2077‘s sleeve, trailers like these just go to show how many options Cyberpunk 2077 will offer and why CD Projekt Red’s follow-up to The Witcher 3 is arguably the most anticipated game of 2020.