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CD Projekt RED announces Cyberpunk 2020 video game

CD Projekt RED to release new RPG based on the pen and paper game Cyberpunk 2020.

CD Projekt RED, the Polish publishers and developers behind the Witcher, have announced their next title: a game based on the pen and paper role playing game Cyberpunk 2020.

Details remain scant at the moment, but a couple of artistic concept images have been leaked, revealing the likely visual style of the game. The images reveal the title will probably include walking tanks, futuristic weaponry and plenty of steam-punk goggles. Not to mention mohawks and garish jackets.

It is expected to have the usual role playing video game traits such as customisable characters, multiple classes and myriad weapon and implants.

CD Projekt RED's chief executive Marcin Iwinkski confirmed that it is being made "for mature and demanding players who expect to be treated seriously."

He continued to explain that title will not be linear and will be set in a richly detailed world with a intricate and enthralling storyline.

"Players will experience the world through their own, unique characters chosen from different classes – be they blood-thirsty mercenaries or cunning hackers – that they will equip with vast selection of cybernetic implants and deadly weapons," he continued.

Gamers can also expect to face the same moral dilemmas abundant in the Witcher, with the player's actions and choices having a big impact on the wider world and on the individuals the protagonist encounters.

The pen and paper role playing game Cyberpunk 2020 is the inspiration behind the upcoming title. The game is one of the best representations of the cyberpunk style and is played by more than five million people around the world.

It focuses on combat, high-tech weaponry and cybernetic modification all within the futuristic sci-fi location of Night City in California. It takes a lot of stylistic influence from the 1980s.

Much of this is expected to be taken forth into the upcoming title.

With CD Projekt RED hard at work on Cyberpunk, it could mean a sequel to the Witcher 2 could be a long way off.ADNFCR-1220-ID-801377646-ADNFCR