Cyberpunk 2077's First-Person Isn't Meant For VR

It's futuristic, but not that kind of futuristic.


The first-person perspective in Cyberpunk 2077 is a departure from The Witcher series, and some fans suspect there's more reason to it than CD Projekt Red has announced. After one floated a theory that it will be playable using VR devices, the studio shot the theory down.

"Currently we have no plans," the short statement read on Twitter. It was in response to a user who had asked about the first-person perspective being used to bring the game to VR.

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The first-person perspective was controversial among fans when it debuted at E3 this year. CD Projekt Red has stood by the decision, citing it as necessary for immersion and to keep the HUD uncluttered. It has also said it will work on solutions to help the small number of players who cannot play first-person. Fans have continued looking for another reason, but VR isn't it.

The studio is, however, implementing a photo mode. That raises a question of how exactly it will be used, given the first-person perspective, and it could be a way to give partial control over a free-roaming camera--to line up the perfect photograph, at least. The studio is known for its ambitious projects, and Cyberpunk is no different. We'll see how it delivers when it releases on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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