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Cyberpunk 2077 Has Multiple Endings, Just Like The Witcher 3

New details on Cyberpunk 2077 have come to light.

Polish independent developer CD Projekt Red's ambitious upcoming RPG Cyberpunk 2077 has a branching narrative, with the story changing based on your choices--much like its last big effort, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. We know that how you decide to act will affect the development of your relationship Johnny Silverhand, the character played by Keanu Reeves. And we've now learned the game will have multiple endings, depending on what you do throughout the game.

Quest director Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz confirmed the existence of multiple endings in an interview with YongYea at E3 2019. For context, The Witcher 3 had three major endings; which one you arrive at depends on the choices you make during the campaign. Tomaszkiewicz did not say how many endings Cyberpunk 2077 will have apart from confirming there will be multiple ways the story can end.

Also in the interview, Tomaszkiewicz confirms that players can go through the entire campaign without using any augmentations besides the two that are automatically assigned to you during the prologue. The rest of the augmentations are optional. (It's also possible to play the entire game without killing anyone.)

The developer also confirmed that CD Projekt Red is considering adding a Photo Mode, though it is "hard to tell" if it will happen. CD Projekt Red is considering it "seriously," Tomaszkiewicz said. This is a big difference from September 2018 when the developers said they were planning for Cyberpunk 2077 to have a Photo Mode.

Tomaszkiewicz added that the studio is also not committing to a level cap for Cyberpunk 2077 just yet.

According to CD Projekt Red founder Marcin Iwinski, the studio is now in the polishing phase of development for Cyberpunk 2077. This is the most challenging part of the development process, Iwinski said, adding that he expects the team to be able to deliver "some amazing bells and whistles graphically" when the process is finished.

Cyberpunk 2077 launches on April 16, 2020, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It's possible we could also see it on PS5 and Xbox Scarlett.

For more on the game--which features Keanu Reeves in a lead role--check out GameSpot's preview of the new gameplay CD Projekt Red demoed at the show, as well as a look at its story.

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Joe_Kay

No, this is not new information. Multiple endings were confirmed April last year at Red Bull Games. It's on Wikipedia.

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ListerofSmeg

What the **** are CDPR doing? One minute they are confirming stuff and the next they are telling us its been taken out? Its kinda getting annoying.

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Joe_Kay

@listerofsmeg: whats been taken out?

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phoenix1289

In other news water is wet. Did we really need to be told the game will have multiple endings? It's a game about player choice, playing through missions in different ways, and branching story paths. No duh it's going to have multiple endings.

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dynamotnt

this game is going to be a total nightmare (in a good way mostly) to platinum. looking forward to it.

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Atzenkiller

@dynamotnt: This is all you can think of? Not about how great the game itself will be and how much fun you'll have playing it? "How can I get the platinum trophy as quickly as possible?"

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dynamotnt

@Atzenkiller: well, in the case of a game like this the trophies will reflect the various different things u can do throughout the game.

a platinum is a unification of everything you learn in the game, or could do. In Witcher 3 playing the game on the hardest difficulty really added to the whole experience, added a level of challenge to the entire game in a great way.

and in cyberpunk where it seems like noone is immune from death, you're probably going to have to do a playthrough keeping a majority of the characters you meet alive by the end. which is gunna require a fair few save points.

and as far as general excitement goes, it matches my excitement for the original deus ex, crysis, half life 2 but on a whole new level.

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Atzenkiller

@dynamotnt: As long as you're enjoying the chase for trophies. I love the Souls series so I do enjoy difficult games. But in most games if you ramp up the difficulty it just becomes cheap and enemies become bulletsponges while you die in one hit. That's why I never bother with playing through games on higher difficulties for trophies or any other reason. Same as I'd never bother doing any monotonous grinding. But I've seen plenty of trophy hunters who subject themselves to bullshit like that, wasting lots of hours on mindless grinding, just to get some trophy. Like getting to max level in a sp rpg after you've already completed everything else there is in the game, so all you'd get out of it is a trophy.

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Thanatos2k

This needed an entire article....? There's barely anything here. "Maybe" it'll have this, or maybe not!

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JamesL

@Thanatos2k: I like that we're getting multiple endings but at the same time I do agree with you, just too many smaller chunks of info that almost kill the hype a little if they keep getting created just to suck up clicks.

I'd prefer they actually take the approach of not talking about this at all now for the next 6-8 months so that we can kind of forget about it a bit.