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CD Projekt's New Title Is A Cyberpunk 2020 RPG
Information - posted by Crooked Bee on Wed 30 May 2012, 20:24:22Tags: CD Projekt; Cyberpunk 2077
CD Projekt's new ARPG - you know, the one that got teased yesterday - is to be based on R. Talsorian Games' pen-and-paper roleplaying game Cyberpunk 2020, according to Gamasutra:
At CD Projekt's Summer Conference today, R. Talsorian Games chairman and Cyberpunk creator Mike Pondsmith claimed that his franchise has more than 5 million players around the world across its various pen-and-paper RPGs and collectible card games.
Like the similar Shadowrun series, Cyberpunk debuted in the late 1980s and featured many staples from the cyberpunk genre established by authors like William Gibson and Bruce Sterling, such as hackers, cybernetic implants, and megacorporations.
CD Projekt is collaborating with Pondsmith on the title, and says it intends to create a whole franchise of games based on Cyberpunk, just as it did with The Witcher book series created by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. The company hasn't yet discussed planned platforms or release timing.
Though Cyberpunk's near-futuristic setting is very different from The Witcher's, CD Projekt says its new game will feature many hallmarks from that series, such as morally ambiguous choices, non-linear progression, and a complex story designed for mature audiences...
...as well as crappy gameplay. Feel free to quote me on that.
For more info about the original P&P game, you can consult that infinite source of wisdom, Wikipedia.