E3 2018: Cyberpunk 2077's Character Customization, Class Progression Detailed
New details on how you'll create your own character in Cyberpunk 2077.
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Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red has provided more details on the character people will take control of in its upcoming open-world RPG, as well as how the character can be customized. Speaking during GameSpot's E3 2018 live show, associate design director Kyle Rowley revealed the main character is an urban mercenary called "V," and players will be able to not only choose the gender of V, but customize him or her as well.
"She takes on takes on dangerous jobs--he or she, actually," said Rowley. "She takes on dangerous jobs that no one else will ... We have a full character creation system in the game, so you'll be able to define your gender, whether it's male or female. You'll be able to define how you look, you'll have various different body types, hairstyles, clothes, tattoos, make-ups, and many, many more. And obviously you can define your, what we're calling 'Life Path.' It's like a backstory, and the things you define in your life path, in your backstory, can modify or unlock things as you're playing through the game."
On top of the character customization and backstory options, players will also be able to define the class of their character. However, doing so doesn't manifest itself in the form a of a choice at the start of the game.
"Now at the start of the game we don't actually have any classes that you pick from," Rowley explained. "Obviously in Cyberpunk 2020 there's lots of different roles you can take on: corporate, rocker boy, netrunner, techie, etc. At the start of the game you're not picking any of those classes. As you're progressing through the game you're modifying and adjusting your class based on the attributes that you pick and decide to install. So it's a very fluid system, we don't lock you in at the start of the game."
In the same interview Rowley confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077 will be a first-person RPG with shooter elements. CD Projekt Red showed the game off during Microsoft's E3 2018 press conference with a trailer that turned out to be more colorful than we expected--check it out above. For the latest news and updates, follow GameSpot's full E3 2018 coverage of Cyberpunk 2077.
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