Cyberpunk 2077 can be finished without killing anyone says CD Projekt RED

Cyberpunk 2077
Cyberpunk 2077

What you need to know

  • Cyberpunk 2077 now has a release date of April 16, 2020.
  • The release date comes alongside a new trailer and word that actor Keanu Reeves is part of the game.
  • Player choice is at the heart of the experience and you can complete the game without killing anyone.
  • Cyberpunk 2077 is available to preorder for $60 on Amazon.

Cyberpunk 2077 is an upcoming first-person shooter which takes place in a sprawling open-world city. You step into the shoes of "V," a futuristic mercenary who possesses the secret to immortality in a digital age. Along with your sidekick Keanu Reeves — better known as Johnny Silverhand — you have to take revenge on those who wronged you.

The hallmark of any great role-playing game is player choice. Unlike The Witcher series, it looks like Cyberpunk 2077 takes it to the next level. According to a report by GameStop, you can play the entire game without spilling a drop of blood. It's unclear how this is possible, but I imagine it has to do with being incredibly stealthy. The report said the following.

CD Projekt RED's Cyberpunk 2077 is all about player choice... Based on what we've seen since the game's unveiling, it looks like you'll encounter plenty of shady characters and will have the ability to take them out in a number of creative and deadly ways. But as we learned during a behind-closed-doors gameplay presentation at E3 2019, you can also get through the entire game without killing anyone at all. Whether you choose to put people in the morgue or the hospital will have some impact on how the story plays out.

If you choose to embark on a path of senseless violence, you shouldn't be too surprised if you get a different ending than others. Lead quest designer Pawel Sasko told GameSpot that the way you play affects the ending.

This is more of a personal choice of the playstyle of the player. However, there are cases when it's taken into account because it's important. It's important that you knock down the dude or you kill the dude, and so on... But if you, as a player, are going through, let's say the Grand Imperial Mall, you are knocking down forty Animals and you decided to, I don't know, spare a fifth of them, that's not really going to have that much impact.

It'll be interesting to learn more about how the game can be played without killing anyone. Cyberpunk 2077 sounds more and more like Deus Ex: Mankind Divided by the day.

What do you hope to see out of the game? Will you play it on Xbox One X, or will you wait for it to hit "Project Scarlett"? Let us know.

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Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.