It’s impossible in the current market for anyone to make a cyberpunk game and not be immediately compared Cyberpunk 2077. It is not an exaggeration, really, to say that a CDPR game is highly responsible for the huge boom in popularity that the cyberpunk genre has seen in video games lately. But of course, Cyberpunk 2077 the launch itself didn’t have the best launch possible (if we’re being mild about it), so what lessons has the games inspired by it taken from its not-so-spectacular launch ?
That was a question we asked in a recent interview to Nas Nakarus by Envoidant Studios, lead developer on the upcoming open-world cyberpunk action RPG Surveillance 2099, and his biggest takeaway is that, although he personally enjoyed the CDPR RPG, he reinforces the dangers of overeating and rushing to supply a product.
“I enjoyed it Cyberpunk 2077 many, but I can’t ignore the fact that their launch was messy to say the least, ”he said. “We have learned that we should make sure that they don’t exaggerate, make everyone have fun as a top priority and avoid rushing something that we feel is not yet ready for the public. We are focusing on making this a game that we, developers, thoroughly enjoyed making so that players can feel the passion that has gone into it! ”
Of course, 2099 surveillance a much smaller production developer from a significantly smaller team than the massive undertaking that was Cyberpunk 2077, so the two situations aren’t exactly alike – but it’s good to see developers taking essential lessons from high-profile misstatements from some of the larger states.
2099 surveillance under development for PC and consoles, but has no release date yet. Our full interview with Nakarus will be live soon, so stay tuned for that.