Cyberpunk 2077 Dev Explains How Sidequests Will Work
Night City's fixers will hook you up with jobs to complete in the upcoming sci-fi RPG.
CD Projekt Red gave fans another extended look at Cyberpunk 2077 with its latest deep-dive gameplay video. Following the demonstration, a few of the developers sat down to further discuss the anticipated title, and one topic they touched on was how sidequests, a longtime RPG staple, will work in the upcoming game.
Those who've played The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will remember that sidequests and other jobs could be accepted from various notice boards in each town, but in Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red says the quests will be more organically tied into the world. One way is through "fixers" like Dexter DeShawn, who played a major role in last year's gameplay demo.
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Most districts in Night City will have its own fixer, and these characters may contact you with jobs they need to get done. These jobs can come in the form of "street stories," which will show up on your map as an icon denoting what kind of street story it is.
CD Projekt Red has previously said Night City will have a denser map than The Witcher 3 did, and the studio revealed during the interview that it created a dedicated team to fill the world with engaging sidequests and other activities for players to do.
"After [The Witcher 3:] Wild Hunt, we actually founded a completely new team, the open world team, which is creating some amazing content to fill this world with things that are meaningful," quest designer Philipp Weber said. "We want to make this [so that] you can do many, smaller things around the city, but they're all cool and unique in their own way."
The latest Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay demo gave us a glimpse at Pacifica, one of the districts in Night City. Pacifica was originally intended to be a tourist hot spot, but it fell into disarray after funding was pulled and has since been overrun by two gangs: the Voodoo Boys and the Animals, the latter of which have taken over the Grand Imperial mall. Another interesting tidbit CD Projekt Red revealed is that it is working with real city planners to design Night City.
Cyberpunk 2077 launches for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on April 16, 2020. The game is also coming to Google Stadia. You can read more about the game and its collector's edition in our Cyberpunk 2077 pre-order guide.
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