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V is the main character of Cyberpunk 2077 and acts as the player's protagonist. V is completely customisable and can be changed to suit the player's choice of gender, appearance, class, combat skills, lifepaths, and more.

Character Creation

Players have a number of options when it comes to creating their character, including the physical customisation of V, their background, and the initial attribute points which will dictate the starting stats for V.

The customisation options, including further information on the attribute points, are covered on the Character Creation page.

Backgrounds for V

Depending on your choice in-game, players can forge their image of V with 3 completely different background lifepaths. Each one starts with a different prologue mission, but they all end up with a similar end: you and Jackie Welles in trouble with the Arasaka Corporation.


"Few leave the corporate world with their lives — fewer still with their souls intact. You've been there — you've bent the rules, exploited secrets and weaponized information. There's no such thing as a fair game, only winners and losers."

As a corpo, you will start off your journey with the quest The Corpo Rat, which sees your handler, Arthur Jenkins instructing you to kill the director of the spec ops branch of Arasaka, Susan Abernathy, who was promoted instead of him. This quickly goes south and ends up with Jackie intervening on your behalf to save your life from Arasaka agents.


"Roaming the Badlands, looting scrapyards, raiding fuel depots — life on the road wasn't easy. But growing up in a Nomad clan has its perks. Honesty, integrity, and a love of freedom; qualities that few in Night City possess — and no amount of money can buy."

As a Nomad, you start out in an auto repair shop in the Badlands, with your car having just broken down. An unnamed Mechanic attempts to fix your car, and before leaving the shop, you are intercepted by the town sheriff, Andrew Jones, who wants to know your business. After leaving, you complete a short mission before meeting up with Jackie Welles, in order to smuggle a sensitive corporate package across the border and into Night City. Trouble at the border, however, leads you onto a car chase during which you must fight for your life.

Street Kid

"They say if you wanna understand the streets, you gotta live 'em. Gangs, fixers, dolls, small-time pushers — you were raised by them all. Down here the law of the jungle dictates the weak serve the strong — the only law in Night City you have yet to break."

As a Street Kid, V starts out on the streets of Night City in the El Coyote Coho bar, owned by Pepe, with the quest The Streetkid. Pepe has gotten himself into trouble with Kirk Sawyer, a fixer who is supposedly backed by cartels and is threatening to break Pepe's legs. After making an agreement with Kirk to steal a car for him, you end up getting into trouble after Jackie disrupts your getaway and the police turn up.


I'm cleaner than a cunt in a convent.

Could fuckin' tell me what you plan to do first.



Chosen by player


Storyline Dependent

Gavin Drea
Cherami Leigh

Cyberpunk 2077

2020 video game

2020 video game

Cyberpunk 2077 is an action role-playing video game developed and published by CD Projekt. The story takes place in Night City, an open world set in the Cyberpunk universe. Players assume the first-person perspective of a customisable mercenary known as V, who can acquire skills in hacking and machinery with options for melee and ranged combat.

The game was developed using the REDengine 4 by a team of around 500 people, exceeding the number that worked on the studio's previous game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (2015). CD Projekt launched a new division in Wrocław, Poland, and partnered with Digital Scapes, Nvidia, QLOC, and Jali Research to aid the production. Cyberpunk creator Mike Pondsmith was a consultant, and actor Keanu Reeves has a starring role. The original score was led by Marcin Przybyłowicz, featuring the contributions of several licensed artists.

After years of anticipation, CD Projekt released Cyberpunk 2077 for PlayStation 4, Stadia, Windows, and Xbox One on 10 December 2020, with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S versions planned to follow in 2021. It received praise from critics for its narrative, setting, and graphics, although some of its gameplay elements received mixed responses, while its themes and representation of transgender characters received some scrutiny. It was also widely criticized for bugs, particularly in the console versions, which suffered from performance problems; Sony removed it from the PlayStation Store from December 2020 to June 2021 while CD Projekt rectified some of the problems. CD Projekt became subject to investigations and class-action lawsuits for their perceived attempts in downplaying the severity of the technical problems before release.


Gameplay screenshot of player completing a mission

Cyberpunk 2077 is played in a first-person perspective as V,[3] a mercenary whose voice,[4] face, hairstyles, body type and modifications, background, and clothing are customisable. Stat categories—Body, Intelligence, Reflexes, Technical, and Cool—are influenced by the character classes that players assume, which are NetRunner (hacking), Techie (machinery), and Solo (combat). V must consult a "ripperdoc" to upgrade and purchase cyberware implants; black markets offer military-grade abilities.[5] The rarity of any given equipment is shown by a coloured tier system.[6] V can take cover, aim, run, jump, double jump, and slide.[7][8] Melee strikes can be dealt with close-combat weapons.[9][10] There are three types of ranged weapons, all of which can be customised and modified—Power (standard), Tech (which penetrate walls and enemies), and Smart (with homing bullets).[11][12] Ranged weapons are equipped to ricochet bullets in a target's direction and slow them down in bullet time. Four types of damage can be inflicted and resisted—Physical, Thermal, EMP, and Chemical.[13][14][15] Weapon use increases accuracy and reloading speed, which are manifested in character animations.[16] Gunsmiths repair and upgrade weapons.[9] The game can be completed without killing anyone,[17] with non-lethal options for weapons and cyberware.[18]

The open world metropolis Night City, California, consists of six regions—the corporate City Centre, immigrant-inhabited Watson, luxurious Westbrook, suburban Heywood, gang-infested Pacifica, and industrial Santo Domingo. Its surrounding area, the Badlands, can also be explored. V navigates these locations on foot and in vehicles, which are subject to either a third- or first-person view.[5] Pedestrians are vulnerable to vehicular collisions.[12] Depending on the location, law enforcement may be alerted if V commits a crime.[19][20] Radio stations are available to listen to.[21] The full day-night cycle and dynamic weather affect the way non-player characters (NPCs) behave.[11][22] V owns an apartment and a garage.[9][23] Night City features non-English-speaking characters, whose languages can be translated with special implants.[24] "Braindance" is a device that allows V to undergo other people's experiences.[25][26]Branching dialogues enable interaction with NPCs and actions in quests.[27] Experience points are obtained from main quests and fuel the stats; side quests yield "street cred", unlocking skills, vendors, places, and additional quests.[6][11][12][28] Quests are acquired from characters known as Fixers.[12] Throughout the game, V is aided by various companions.[9] Consumables, like soft drinks, are used for healing, and objects can be inspected in V's inventory.[8] Minigames include hacking, boxing, auto racing,[29] martial arts, and shooting ranges.[30] Player in game choices leads to different endings.[26]



See also: Cyberpunk (role-playing game) § Setting

Night City is an American megacity in the Free State of North California, controlled by corporations and unassailed by the laws of both country and state. It sees conflict from rampant gang wars and its ruling entities contending for dominance. The city is reliant on robotics for everyday aspects like waste collection, maintenance, and public transportation.[31][32] Its visual identity is derived from the four eras it underwent—austere Entropism, colourful Kitsch, imposing Neo-Militarism, and opulent Neo-Kitsch.[33] Homelessness abounds but does not preclude cybernetic modification for the poor, giving rise to cosmetic addiction and consequent violence. These threats are dealt with by the armed force known as Psycho Squad.[34][35] Trauma Team can be employed for rapid medical services.[36] Because of the constant threat of physical harm, all citizens are allowed to openly carry firearms in public.[37]


The game begins with the selection of one of three lifepaths for the player character V (Gavin Drea or Cherami Leigh): Nomad, Streetkid, or Corpo. All three lifepaths involve V starting a new life in Night City with local thug Jackie Welles (Jason Hightower) and having various adventures with a netrunner, T-Bug.

In 2077, local fixer Dexter DeShawn (Michael-Leon Wooley) hires V and Welles to steal a biochip known as "the Relic" from Arasaka Corporation. They acquire the Relic, but the plan goes awry when they witness the murder of the megacorp's leader Saburo Arasaka (Masane Tsukayama) at the hands of his treacherous son Yorinobu (Hideo Kimura). Yorinobu covers up the murder as a poisoning, and triggers a security sweep in which T-Bug is killed by Arasaka's netrunners. V and Welles escape, but Welles is fatally wounded in the process, and the Relic's protective case is damaged, forcing V to insert the biochip into the cyberware in their head.

DeShawn, furious at the unwanted police attention, shoots V in the head and leaves V for dead in a landfill. Upon awakening, V is haunted by the digital ghost of war veteran turned iconic rock star Johnny Silverhand (Keanu Reeves), believed to have died in 2023 during an attempted thermonuclear attack on Arasaka Tower. V learns from their ripperdoc Viktor Vector (Michael Gregory) that DeShawn's bullet triggered resurrectionnanotech on the biochip. In a few weeks, Silverhand's memories will irreversibly overwrite V's. The biochip cannot be removed, so V must seek out a way to remove Silverhand and survive.

Through reliving Silverhand's memories, V learns that in 2023, Silverhand's then-girlfriend Alt Cunningham (Alix Wilton Regan) had created Soulkiller, an artificial intelligence able to copy netrunners' minds through their neural links. However, the process destroyed the target's brain. Arasaka kidnapped Cunningham and forced her to create their own version of Soulkiller, which would store the minds of its targets in Arasaka's digital fortress, Mikoshi. Silverhand led a rescue effort to save Cunningham, but failed to find her before Arasaka used Soulkiller on her; Silverhand's later thermonuclear attack was a cover to free Alt's consciousness from Arasaka's subnet, but Arasaka captured him and used Soulkiller on him as well.

By 2077, Arasaka was advertising a "Secure Your Soul" program, and conducting secret research into writing a digital copy of a mind into a living human brain, from which the Relic arose. Eventually, V must decide whether to mount an attack on Arasaka Tower, to gain physical access to Mikoshi and use Soulkiller to remove Silverhand from their body.

Depending upon player actions throughout the game, V can choose between different options to conduct the attack. V can decide to commit suicide, allow Silverhand to stage the attack with his former crew, mount the attack with a network of allies assembled during the game, or mount the attack solo. Regardless, after successfully using Soulkiller, it is revealed that the damage to V's body is irreversible. Depending on player choice, V either remains in their body, with an uncertain life expectancy, or allows Silverhand to take over permanently, in which case he pays his respects to his friends and leaves Night City to start a new life.


Pondsmith onstage, wearing a microphone on his head
Cyberpunkcreator Mike Pondsmith acted as a consultant since 2012

Cyberpunk 2077 was developed by CD Projekt Red's studios in Warsaw and Kraków, while the Wrocław office devoted about forty people to research and development.[38] It is based on Mike Pondsmith's Cyberpunk role-playing game franchise; Pondsmith started consulting on the project in 2012.[39][40] He also appears in it as a character.[41] The game drew its influences from the 1982 film Blade Runner, manga and anime series Ghost in the Shell, and video games System Shock (1994) and Deus Ex (2000).[42] Pondsmith's follow-up to Cyberpunk V3.0, Cyberpunk Red, also made an impact on the lore.[43] The game cost an estimated 1.2 billion Polish złoty (US$313 million) to develop, making it one of the most expensive games ever made.[44][45]

The game entered pre-production with approximately 50 staff members after CD Projekt Red finished The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine (2016).[46][47] The team was expanded over time, surpassing the size of the team for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (2015).[48][a] After the release of The Wild Hunt, the team began to upgrade its REDengine 3 for Cyberpunk 2077.[52] CD Projekt Red was granted subsidies of US$7 million by the Polish government in 2017, which was used to hire team members to work on particular themes such as City Creation and Cinematic Feel.[1] In March 2018, a new studio opened in Wrocław to aid the production.[53] CD Projekt Red partnered with several companies: Digital Scapes to craft additional tools,[54]Nvidia for real timeray tracing,[55] QLOC for quality assurance,[56] and Jali Research to procedurally generate the lip sync for all ten localisations.[57] In 2018, CD Projekt Red stated they had focused on optimization from the start of the project.[58] Originally to include multiplayer features,[59][60] this feature was later decided to be a post-release addition.[61][62]

The first-person perspective was chosen to immerse players more than what third-person would allow.[11] Cutscenes and gameplay were both made in first-person to seamlessly blend together.[63][64] The game features full nudity, which game director Adam Badowski said encapsulates the theme of transhumanism—"the body is no longer sacrum [sacred]; it's profanum [profane]".[65] The quest designers focused on enabling players to decide the order in which quests are undertaken.[66] Side quests were often made from unused parts of the main story.[67] The story was made shorter than the Witcher 3's as CD Projekt found that many players had not finished that game as a result of its length.[68] Animation systems were remade to better generate muscle movement, motion capture was improved, and environments were created from prefabricated designs.[39] Reused models had their colours and details altered.[69] Feedback from E3 2018 influenced the non-lethal playthrough and removed the male-female option in character customisation, instead basing it on voice and body type.[70][71]

The script was written in Polish and a separate team translated the dialogue into English.[72] Persons translating into languages other than English were provided with both the original Polish script and an English localization. The English localization was the base for all language versions except the Polish one, however, it was not a determinant that had to be translated one-to-one and allowed translators to be creative. Some other versions, such as the Russian one, were also based on the original, if the translators knew Polish. English and Polish dialogues were recorded independently of each other, as were some of the other language versions. Screenwriters took part in the recording of Polish dialogues, providing the actors with additional information about the characters and the context of the situation, helping them put themselves into the role. Dialogues previously recorded in Polish or English could be made available to authors of later versions in order to correctly convey emotions by the actors. Polish and English actors participating in the recordings, where the game's creators were also present, could suggest changes to the dialogues, some of which were recognised.[73]

Night City was designed with the help of urban planners,[74] and its architecture drew on the style of Brutalism.[75] The world is loaded using vertical streaming[clarification needed] to merely render the assets that appear on screen.[76] By August 2018, the story was completed and could facilitate a complete playthrough.[77] The content was nearly complete in mid-2019, with the rest of development focused largely on polishing.[50] Staff started working from home in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic,[78] causing a halt in localisation.[79] Despite the studio's disavowal of mandatory overtime in May and June 2019,[80][81] "crunch time" was implemented in the final weeks.[82] In October 2020, Cyberpunk 2077 was released to manufacturing.[83]

Marcello Gandini's designs from the '80s and '90s shaped most of the vehicles' looks.[84] It features a motorbike from the Akira manga and anime film and a car inspired by Mad Max: Fury Road (2015).[85][86] In July 2018, actor Keanu Reeves was approached for the role of Johnny Silverhand,[87] codenamed Mr Fusion to maintain secrecy.[88] He would lend his likeness to, voice, and do motion capture for the character.[89][90] Reeves' dialogue amount is second only to that of V.[91] Having first spent fifteen days recording his lines,[92] Reeves was later granted his request that Silverhand's screen presence be doubled.[93]Masane Tsukayama portrays Arasaka Corporation leader Saburo Arasaka in Japanese for all regions and the voice acting is not localized.[94] Musician and producer Grimes voices the frontwoman of Lizzy Wizzy and the Metadwarves.[95]

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt composer Marcin Przybyłowicz wrote the score with P. T. Adamczyk and Paul Leonard-Morgan.[96][97] They created seven and a half hours of music, customising assets for every quest. Genres like rave, intelligent dance music, and industrial had an effect on their approach, infusing the tracks with a '90s feel. Analogue synthesizers were employed as much as could be achieved.[98] In-game radio stations play original songs by numerous licensed artists.[99] Sebastian Stępień served as head writer and creative director until early 2019.[100][101]

Release and marketing[edit]

Cyberpunk 2077 was announced in May 2012.[47] Trailers for the game were released in January 2013,[102] at E3 2018,[103] and at E3 2019.[104] The game was initially confirmed for Microsoft Windows,[105] with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One announced at E3 2018.[103]Stadia was announced in August 2019.[106]

At E3 2019, an initial release date of 16 April 2020 was announced.[104] This was delayed to 17 September,[107] then 19 November,[108] and finally 10 December.[109] The developers received death threats over the last delay.[110] The final delay was decided suddenly, with discussions commencing a day before the initial announcement. Due to Polish law, CD Projekt was not allowed to inform every member of the development team due to its large size; around ninenty percent were not informed until the last minute.[111] Rockfish Game's Everspace 2's early access release and an expansion to Grinding Gear Games's Path of Exile, scheduled to be released in December 2020, were delayed until the following month in order to avoid competing with Cyberpunk 2077's release.[112][113]

With E3 2020 cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, CD Projekt's online event Night City Wire showed additional trailers, more gameplay,[114][115][116] and making-of footage.[117] Next-generation ports for Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 were announced for 2021.[118] Owners of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions will be able to freely download the game on their respective next-generation models.[119][120] The delayed standalone multiplayer was announced to launch after 2021.[62][121]

The collector's edition consists of a custom box, steelbook, figurine depicting a male V, hardcover artbook, metal pin set and keychain, A Visitor's Guide to Night City, embroidered patches, world compendium, Night City postcards and map, and stickers. The standard edition also contains the compendium, postcards, map, and stickers.[122] Digital items that come with every copy are the soundtrack, art booklet, Cyberpunk 2020sourcebook, wallpapers, and Cyberpunk 2077: Your Voice comic.[123] Purchases through CD Projekt's subsidiary include the digital comic Cyberpunk 2077: Big City Dreams.[124]Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment distributed the game in North America.[125]Bandai Namco Entertainment acted as distributor for twenty-four European countries,[126] Australia, and New Zealand.[127]Spike Chunsoft published the physical PlayStation 4 copies in Japan.[128]

Funko Pops were obtainable starting 16 April 2020.[129]The World of Cyberpunk 2077, a 192-page art book,[130] was published by Dark Horse Books on 29 July.[131] On 9 September, Dark Horse brought out the first issue of a comic book series called Cyberpunk 2077: Trauma Team with writer Cullen Bunn and illustrator Miguel Valderrama.[132] CD Projekt Red held a cosplay competition from June 2019 to October 2020.[133][134] A card game created alongside publisher CMON Limited, Cyberpunk 2077 – Afterlife: The Card Game, was slated for 2020 but has yet to be release, no updating announcements have been made and the card game's future remains uncertain.[135]McFarlane Toys signed a three-year agreement to manufacture action figures.[136] The Cyberpunk 2077-themed Xbox One X, which includes a digital copy and downloadable content,[137] became the final limited edition of that console.[138] Designed with the same aesthetic were video cards,[139]gaming chairs,[140]energy drinks,[141]sneakers,[142]smartphones exclusive to China,[143] and peripherals.[144][145] From May 2020, advertising company Agora Group had newspapers, online services, and radio channels doing promotion in Poland. Their subsidiaries carried out publicity outdoors and in movie theatres, using established brands to disseminate information about the game.[146]Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, an anime spin-off collaboration co-produced by CD Projekt Red and Studio Trigger, is scheduled for a global 2022 premiere on Netflix.[147]



The game was highly anticipated before its release.[148] It won over one hundred awards at E3 2018,[55] including Best Game, Best Xbox One Game, Best PC Game,[149] Best RPG,[150] and People's Choice at IGN,[151] Best Role-Playing Game and Game of the Show at Game Informer,[152] Best of E3 at PC Gamer,[153] and Game of the Show at GamesRadar+.[154] The second trailer was considered one of the best at the expo,[155][156][157][158] although writer William Gibson, credited with pioneering the cyberpunk subgenre, described it as "GTA skinned-over with a generic 80s retro-future".[159] Gibson later responded more positively to the first gameplay demo.[160] The first-person perspective, in contrast with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's third-person, was subject to criticism.[161][162]Cyberpunk 2077 was the most widely discussed game of E3 2019,[163] where it was presented awards for Best of E3 at GamesRadar+, PC Gamer, Rock, Paper, Shotgun, and Ars Technica,[164][165][166][167] and Best Game, People's Choice, Best PS4 Game, Best Xbox One Game, Best PC Game, and Best RPG at IGN.[168] The third trailer was lauded with emphasis on Reeves' reveal.[169][170]

Liana Ruppert, a journalist for Game Informer who has photosensitive epilepsy, experienced a grand mal seizure while reviewing the game days before its release. The seizure was triggered by the game's "braindance" sequence, which contains red and white flashing lights that reportedly resemble the patterns produced by medical devices used to intentionally trigger seizures.[171] In response, CD Projekt Red made a public statement and reached out to Ruppert.[172][173] The company then released a patch to add a warning, and issued a later patch on 11 December to reduce the risk of inducing epileptic symptoms.[174]

Prior to the release of the game, CD Projekt Red provided review copies of Cyberpunk to several major outlets. CD Projekt Red issued strict review embargo terms on these review copies, requiring reviewers to sign NDAs and only allowing for footage provided by the company to be shown in reviews; according to Wired Magazine (which did not receive a reviewer copy), violating the NDA could cost around $27,000 per violation.[175] Concern also arose over the fact review copies were issued for the PC version of the game, ensuring that all pre-release reviews related to the PC version of the game, excluding consoles. As a result, this eroded trust from some consumers.[176]



The PC release of Cyberpunk 2077 received "generally favorable reviews" from critics, according to Metacritic.[177] The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game received "mixed or average reviews".[178][179]

Critics praised the quality of the story as well as the depth and expansiveness of side quests,[184] immersive atmosphere of the world,[183] visual quality,[189] and freshness of the cyberpunk setting.[190] The game's systems such as crafting, driving mechanics, and combat received a mixed response.[182] Some critics, while acknowledging the game's many strengths, nonetheless criticised its shallow portrayal of the cyberpunk genre, and also described its portrayal of related themes such as anti-capitalism and anarchism as ironic.[191][192] Others took issue with the portrayal of transgender people, who they felt were fetished by in-game material but were not given any meaningful role in the narrative.[182][193][194][195]

On launch day, the game exceeded 1 million concurrent viewers on Twitch.

Technical issues and controversy[edit]

The release of Cyberpunk 2077 was a high-profile event and was considered a disastrous launch[197][198] as a result of the game suffering from numerous bugs and performance issues, particularly on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions.[199][200][201][202]The Guardian called the release "a shambles",[203] while The New York Times said it was among the most conspicuous disasters in the industry's history, with CD Projekt Red prominently failing to meet expectations for what was anticipated to be the biggest game release of the year.[197] Other gaming industry commentators have described the post-launch reception of Cyberpunk 2077 as a fall from grace for CD Projekt Red, who had previously enjoyed a fiercely pro-consumer reputation.[204][205]

Some of the initial reviews that had been based only on the PC version of the game were later updated to add a caveat about the notable difference in performance between this version and its console releases.[182][184] Because of the game's performance on consoles, CD Projekt issued an apology, particularly for their pre-release secrecy regarding these versions, concluding that unsatisfied consumers could opt for refunds.[206] This was initially followed by multiple reports of players unable to get said refund. CD Projekt Red later stated that they had no specific deals in place with either Microsoft or Sony to facilitate such an action; refunds are dealt with according to standard refund policies.[207] On 17 December 2020, Sony announced that it would offer refunds to customers who had purchased Cyberpunk 2077 through the PlayStation Store and removed it from the store "until further notice";[208] once returned to the store in June 2021, the PlayStation Store warned users that "Users continue to experience performance issues with this game. Purchase for use on PS4 systems is not recommended."[209] The Xbox One version of the game remained available for purchase from the online Microsoft store, albeit with a warning about the game's performance issues. Players who bought the game through the Microsoft store were also offered refunds.[210][211] In the US, GameStop accepted returns of boxed versions of the game even if the box was opened, an exception to the store's usual refund policy.[212]

Although the game's reviews were largely positive, its aggregate score was thought to be disappointing by analysts. CD Projekt SA stock fell by up to 9.4% after the publication of Metacritic's reviews.[213] The reviews aggregation OpenCritic criticised CD Projekt Red for deliberately attempting to misrepresent the game, and not delivering review copies for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, knowing it would receive negative reviews.[214] A class-action lawsuit representing those making investments in CD Projekt during 2020 was filed on 24 December 2020 in California, asserting that the company made fraudulent claims to the state of Cyberpunk 2077 as to mislead those investors;[215] a second similar class-action suit had also been filed by January 2021.[216] By May 2021, four separate lawsuits against CD Projekt had been filed over Cyberpunk 2077, and had been subsequently merged into one common action.[217] Poland's Office of Competition and Consumer Protection began an investigation of the game in January 2021, asking CD Projekt for an "explanation regarding problems with the game and actions taken by them".[218] Having previously asked its employees to work 6-day weeks for several final months of the development of the game, the company ditched plans to tie developers' bonuses to review scores, choosing instead to pay out the full bonus regardless.[219]

Jason Schreier of Bloomberg News said that, based on discussions with CD Projekt developers, a major reason for the poor performance of Cyberpunk 2077 on release was underestimating the effort that would be needed. While more than twice as many developers were brought on board to help with the game compared to The Witcher 3, CD Projekt had only expected the same amount of time to complete the game, so that the bulk of development towards the game only began in late 2016. The expanded scope of Cyberpunk 2077 including the game's new engine had created difficulties, and while there were more developers, there was less organization of their various functions that further hampered the development, according to Schreier's report. Many developers urged management to hold off on the game's release.[220] Co-CEO Marcin Iwiński issued an open message to players on 13 January 2021, apologizing for the state of the game and the company's plans to correct it. Iwiński stated that the company "underestimated the risk" in bringing a game optimized to run on personal computers over to consoles, particularly the older Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles.[221] He specifically faulted the in-game streaming engine that was used to load in assets from storage on the fly as the player moved through the game, which was scaled back to work on the older consoles.[222] While they had tested these versions as they approached release, they had not seen the same issues that players had reported in the released version. He affirmed that the developers were not responsible for the release state of the game, but instead this was a choice made by himself and the other management of the company.[221] Besides working to issue refunds and bring the game to a state to return it to the PlayStation store, Iwiński outlined a year-long path that will involve multiple patches to bring the older consoles' versions to better performance and then looking to optimizing the game for newer consoles, prior to any further additional content development.[221]

Another set of criticism concerned censorship. Notably, the version of the game released in China has been subject to a number of changes required by the Chinese censors.[223][224][225][226] Japanese version is also subject to a (milder) censorship, with "genital shaped objects" covered or removed.[227][228]


Cyberpunk 2077 received eight million pre-orders on all platforms, of which 74% were digital,[229] and it received more pre-orders than The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt;[91] one third of PC sales were through[230] It was a best-seller on Steam in China.[231] CD Projekt Red has stated that digital preorders for the title alone recouped the game's production cost as well as the game's 2020 marketing cost.[232] According to a CD Projekt investors call, sales saw a drastic decline four days after release owing to the technical issues present.[233] After the launch, analyst estimations for sales over 12 months fell from 30 million to 25.6 million.[234]

Within twelve hours after its release, the game had over one million concurrent players on Steam.[235] The PlayStation 4 version of Cyberpunk 2077 sold an estimated 104,600 physical copies during its debut week in Japan, making it the second highest selling retail game of the week in the country.[236] As of 20 December 2020, the game sold over 13 million copies worldwide.[237][238] It had the biggest digital game launch of all time, selling 10.2 million digital units[239] and grossing $609 million in digital sales as of 31 December 2020[update].[240]




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Cyberpunk 2077 Wiki Guide

Cyberpunk 2077 is the upcoming game from CD Projekt RED, developers of The Witcher series, based on and taking place in the same universe as the popular 1990 pen and paper RPG, Cyberpunk 2020.


IGN's Cyberpunk 2077 walkthrough will lead you through every life path and major choice, along with every collectible location, boss encounter, mission strategies, and so much more.

With over 100 main jobs, side jobs, and gigs to complete, click the links below to find a complete guide to every mission in Cyberpunk 2077.

How Many Endings Are There In Cyberpunk 2077

With multiple different endings to unlock, our complete ending guides detail everything you need to know about achieving all five different endings in Cyberpunk 2077.

From selecting every necessary dialogue option, completing every main job and major side job, along with increasing your friendship with Johnny, we have you covered in our guides below.

Tips and Tricks

An RPG at heart, Cyberpunk 2077 features a number of different systems and mechanics that are sometimes not explained very well and can sometimes feel very complicated, especially during your early game experience.

From combat and exploration tips and tricks, to detailed breakdowns on character creation, attributes, scanning environments, weapons and armor, and even crafting and money making, click the guides below to learn even more information.

How-To Guides

From unlocking smart targeting, earning unlimited money, and maximizing your relationship with Johnny, we have you covered with over 40 detailed Cyberpunk 2077 How-To Guides.

Life Path Guide and Differences

There are three “Life Paths” that you can choose in Cyberpunk 2077 at the start of the game. The Nomad, Street Kid, and Corpo (corporate) paths will determine the early story and starting location for your character.

Cyberpunk Hacking Explained and Breach Protocol Tips

There's no denying that Cyberpunk 2077's hacking mechanic is somewhat complex and hard to understand.

To make these rather complex systems as easy as possible to understand, we have created a complete Hacking and Breach Protocol guide that takes a deep dive into each of the two different hacking types. This guide will also include several tips and tricks that we have learned along the way. For even more details, click the links below.

Attributes and Character Perks (Skill Tree)

There are five main attributes that you can upgrade to change your character. They each come with different perks, or skills, that you can upgrade under the five attributes.

Ripperdoc Upgrades Explained

Arguably one of the most important characters in the game, Ripperdocs have the ability to provide immense benefits to your character, regardless of which playstyle your built towards.

Whether you're simply looking for the best upgrades to purchase or are wanting to delver deeper into understanding each of the Ripperdoc Upgrades, we have you covered in our complete Ripperdoc guides below.

Romance Guide: Romance Options and Sexual Encounters

Looking for love in Night City? We have you covered in our complete Romance Guide for Cyberpunk 2077 that details every romanceable character, sexual encounters, and Joy Toy locations.

Easter Eggs and References

Chock full of various Easter Eggs and References, we have compiled a complete list of every Easter Egg and secret references that we have managed to find in Night City.

From references to The Witcher, The Office, and Hideo Kojima, click the link below to learn more.

Cheats and Secrets

No stranger to glitches, bugs, and exploits, we have complied some of Cyberpunk's best cheats and secrets that are currently on offer.

From duplicating items, farming experience and street cred, earning unlimited money, and easily acquiring legendary gear and weapons, we have you covered in our complete Cheats and Secrets guides below.


Looking for the perfect weapon? Check out our complete Weapon guide as we explain in detail the difference between the five different weapon types, along with a complete list of every weapon in Cyberpunk 2077, and specific how-to guides that will lead you step-by-step to some of the best weapons you'll find in the game.


With hundreds of different clothing options to find in Cyberpunk 2077, we have compiled a complete list of every clothing piece that's available to purchase.



General Info
CharacterMain Protagonist

is the Protagonist of Cyberpunk 2077A hired gun on the rise and has recently received serious contact which would lead to a series of events into the road of being an urban legend.


Background Information about V

V has three potential backstories, each one giving you a taste of the dark future from different status and perspective. Every life path features its own characters, introductory Quests, and starting Locations. Your choice will most directly affect the beginning of the game, but you'll find longer-term ramifications as you get deeper into Night City - including opening up specific dialogue options and new opportunities further down the line.

Your life path doesn't only affect your introduction to Cyberpunk 2077. V's roots will be visible throughout the game, often through specific dialogue choices. The three paths demonstrate three very different ways of living in and around Night City, so naturally, each one has different areas of expertise.

Life Path Advantages

  • Corpo: V has spent years maneuvering through the competitive back-office scene in Arasaka, so you have the first-hand experience when it comes to dealing with corporations. This means knowing how corpo agents operate; how they manipulate people. A "Corpo V" is far less likely to be caught out by shady corporate tricks, seeing past bluffs that would otherwise land you in hot water. You can even turn the tables thanks to your cutthroat corpo knowledge.
  • Nomad: Nomads come with the experience of living in The Badlands, where they often work as security for cargo making its way to and from the city. So a "Nomad V" can use that knowledge in jobs that require this type of organization - or they can use past experience as a bargaining chip in negotiations with, say, a corporate agent who only really knows how things work within the safe space of Night City boardrooms.
  • Street Kid: V's background as a Street Kid helps you navigate your way around some of Night City's more rough-cut residents. Gang members that might be distrustful of a Nomad outsider might be more open to talking candidly with a V who's "been there, done that" in the world of street gangs and dirty jobs. That street knowledge can help gain access to information that you'd otherwise have to spend bullets to get.


Background Story Choices

Backstories include key events or reasons to end up in Night city.


Notes and Trivia About V

  • V's real name is Valerie for Female V and Vincent for Male V but only those close to V call them by their full name.
  • Other notes, tips, and trivia go here.





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Glory is called. He is 5 years older than me. He grew up in a dysfunctional family. Parents of drunks were. The kingdom of heaven to them.

V's Apartment - Cyberpunk 2077 - The Game Tourist

Gently removing her swimsuit, with a casual smile, the girl knelt between his widely spaced legs. She lifted the penis, limp in dried semen, and placed her hand on the soft testicles. She played with them, rolling between her fingers, listening to his satisfied rumbling, and squeezed lightly.

Now discussing:

After a hard day, I happily took a bath, climbing into it almost as soon as I returned from the teacher. I lay in it for quite a long time, slowly running my palms over my body, I mentally "washed" myself from everything that happened to me today. The body ached slightly from pain, but the most painful was in the lower abdomen.

Several times I touched my fingertips to my pussy, which was still aching after yesterday, but not as clearly as before. Having slightly immersed my index finger in myself, I once again made sure that I was no longer a virgin and.

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