Cyberpunk 2077 will have Tarantino vibe

CD Projekt Red says its upcoming game will be "full of rock and roll" vibe similar to films from Pulp Fiction director.

What will separate Cyberpunk 2077 from other games is its "rock and roll" vibe similar to the films of Quentin Tarantino. That's according to lead developers at CD Projekt Red, who explained to IGN in a new interview that most cyberpunk games actually lack punk.

"There are lots of cyber games around, but there's not a lot of punk in those games," said game director Mateusz Kanik. "We want to put more punk into ours. We do not want to make a dark and hopeless world. We are not doing Blade Runner. It will be full of rock and roll."

"It's more like a Tarantino approach," creative director Sebastian Stepien added.

Tarantino's body of work includes his debut effort Reservoir Dogs, as well as Pulp Fiction, Inglourious Basterds, and last year's Django Unchained. The director is known for telling violent, nonlinear stories through his films.

Cyberpunk 2077 puts players into a "dark future" in 2077 where advanced technologies have become "both the salvation and the curse of humanity." The game promises a nonlinear story designed for "mature" players and is set in the metropolis of Night City.

The game has been confirmed only for PC thus far and has no release date.

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253 comments
snaketus
snaketus

Can't wait to play this game.

Ivan Nikolov
Ivan Nikolov

CD Project Red is one of the best developers out there.

scorpgul
scorpgul

Show gameplay soon please!!!

pidow
pidow

I am tracking this game....looks O.K. for now, want more to see.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

Not sure I envision Tarantino when I think Cyberpunk... But  looking forward to hearing more.

belgard1299
belgard1299

hmm....i dont like Tarantiono's style cause it is Stupid like hell, and i think most of his fans like him only because it is Tarantino and everyone must like his style cause it is Tarantino.


So no for me, this is bad news cause i dont like Tarantiono only because this is Tarantiono :(

smitherean
smitherean

I don't know, I'd like more Neuromancer than Django in my cyberpunk.

Robert Guest
Robert Guest

CD Project have yet to dissapoint me. So they have my trust for their games. No DRM on them either and they make true adult games with sex and violence not the waterd down rubbish of BioWare.

wyan_
wyan_

They had me with that screenshot. Cyberpunk?... a big city at night?.. yeah count me in!

Sean Lee
Sean Lee

It's just one quote. Actual gameplay footage will determine whether we think it's 'dark and hopeless' or 'rock and roll'. I have faith in CD Projekt Red. Heck, it might be a 'dark world full of rock and roll'. I could certainly deal with that.

Falzonn
Falzonn

Hmm I don't know... I like dark and gloomy.  Especially since most supposedly 'dark' games never capture it right for me.  Still, CDPR is making a 'cyberpunk' game, not a straight 'punk' game, so who knows?  Maybe their version of things will have just the right amount of oppression I'm looking for.

manoogian
manoogian

it's gonna be dad rock cause of the way the guy phrased it... "Rock n Roll"


FaeLKuN
FaeLKuN

Sooo excited to play that one! I always have high expectations in CD Projekt Red (:

CLOCKWORKIAN
CLOCKWORKIAN

Awesome. I would love to see some punk attitude in the game, as well as some actual punk music. Give me some Misfits, NOFX, and Bad Brains!

LesserAngel
LesserAngel

One series I think has a very good cyber:punk ratio is Battle Angel Alita, so if they come close to that balance, it'd be awesome! (IMHO as usual)

modernsocks
modernsocks

Ah, so it'll be a wacky, over-the-top, Spaghetti Western, Cyberpunk blood bath.

prsansa
prsansa

It reminds me of Ghost In The Shell. that would be badass if they take ideas from cyberpunk anime. And bladeruner too

luckygrump
luckygrump

@belgard1299 Wait, so Tarantino-fans are only Tarantino-fans because Tarantino is Tarantino? I'm shocked! I thought I was a Tarantino-fan because Tarantino was Michael Bay. My whole life has been a lie!

In all seriousness. What the hell are you talking about? Tarantino-fans are Tarantino-fans because Quentin Tarantino makes movies like no one else. His stories, writing and directing is unique in so many ways.

stev69
stev69

@belgard1299 So im guessing you don't like Tarantino then, its just it was a bit vague is all.

Fire_Wa11
Fire_Wa11

I like his Big Mac/royals with cheese banter but some times the way he writes African Americans' dialogue is kind of lame/jivey/over the top. Not to get all political or nothin'.

Fire_Wa11
Fire_Wa11

Please don't make me wear a turquoise cheetah suit coat (which is in one of the screenshots.)

Fire_Wa11
Fire_Wa11

Just made an eclectic playlist for my friends with "City Baby (Attacked By the Rats)" by GBH leading the charge! It's gonna' melt their faces!

modernsocks
modernsocks

@prsansa It'll most certainly take cues from Bladerunner, as the book that served as the source material for Bladerunner was, in part, what established Cyberpunk themes to begin with.

Fire_Wa11
Fire_Wa11

What? I thought JJ Abrams was Michael Bay? So, Quentin Tarantino is not Ridley Scott?

belgard1299
belgard1299

@luckygrump @belgard1299 dont know about true fans and his TASTE, i meant the others but you dont understand....read few times maybe you will understand, oh weel, In all seriousness i dont care

Fire_Wa11
Fire_Wa11

I thought so too until I saw NOFX live at warpfest in Ventura. They were one of the best live shows I've ever seen. It was as much an early-century vaudeville act as it was a music show and 110 percent entertaining. Very fitting considering you could argue the first punk band was the Marx brothers. Groucho et al didn't just crack jokes but we're looking to flip society on its ear.

CLOCKWORKIAN
CLOCKWORKIAN

@pa_amb_tomaquet@CLOCKWORKIANYes, Bad Brains is hardcore... Which is a sub-genre of punk.
And would you care to link me some of the songs of the Backstreet Boys that remind you of NOFX? Because NOFX's music is awesome and as punk as you can get, and I'd love to hear other bands that sound like them!

MAD_AI
MAD_AI

@LesserAngel @CLOCKWORKIAN 

 Cyberpunk was always about style over substance, influenced by glam and punk rock. 

The pen and paper table top even had a rebel Rockerboy class. 

Fire_Wa11
Fire_Wa11

I often give good games a pass for having mediocre (bad) endings. But yeah, sure cyberpunk 2077 will have some Blade Runner inspiration. Hopefully that extends to a GREAt ending. Blade runner movie can be little slow-moving or dry but the big payoff comes at the end. The ending of Blade Runner is just great. Like a big ass cybernetic watermelon wedge delivered by a a gorgeous nude person.

Total_mischief
Total_mischief

@belgard1299 @luckygrump I normally wouldn't make a comment like that, but considering this reply of yours: learn how to write then we might understand what on Earth you were trying to say.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

@MAD_AI @Polygon_Pariah 

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stev69
stev69

@Polygon_Pariah You should have seen what he said about yo momma before it was removed, man the language.

Polygon_Pariah
Polygon_Pariah

@lithus

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lithus
lithus

@MAD_AI @Polygon_Pariah 

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MAD_AI
MAD_AI

@Polygon_Pariah @MAD_AI  

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