Cyberpunk creator Mike Pondsmith has elaborated on his involvement with the development of Cyberpunk 2077, stating that he flies to Poland every 5-6 months to meet with CD Projekt RED and has weekly meetings with the studio.
Speaking with RPS, Pondsmith said he is “pretty involved” in the development process, and his main task is to “extrapolate what has happened” since the 4th Corporate War in 2024 up to the 2077 timeline.
“The biggest issue is explaining how the technology has not evolved far more than 50 years would actually allow,” he said. “I’ve been working this out as a videogame for years, actually, and we have tons more tools to work with now, and the ability to make sandbox worlds that accurately reflect the elements of tabletop game play.
“In the end, there has to be the right atmosphere. All echoes and dark city caverns. The right level of engagement. A world of human scaled characters fighting inhuman organizations, using technology to level to odds – but not to become supermen.
“I’ve seen a lot of the tools that CDP will use in 2077 There’s a staggering amount of potential there to pull this off.”
Sounds like it’s in good hands, then.
Cyberpunk 2077 is without a release date.