It seems there’s nothing that can’t be moaned about these days. If it’s not one thing, it’s another, and even the mighty CD Projekt Red are coming under fire with the decision to go all the way in Cyberpunk 2077 and its first-person perspective.
The developers have chosen to present the entire game in first-person, even the game’s cinematic cutscenes. To me, this makes sense. To others, it’s a travesty as they won’t be able to see their character that they have spent time customising, at least not in cutscenes.
The game’s community manager has stepped in to explain that to fully immerse players into the world of Cyberpunk 2077, the game has to be how the developers have envisioned it. That’s not to say that you won’t ever be able to see your own character, mind, as you’ll be able to gawp at it in the inventory screen, during driving sequences, and in mirrors. They’ll also show up occasionally in some of the cutscenes.
Personally, for me this is a non-issue. Since the days of early first-person shooters, we rarely saw who were actually guiding through DOOM’s hell, Call of Duty’s wars and all the rest of them. To see some so-called “fans” saying that they will be cancelling their pre-orders based on this information is just a little sad, really.
2/2 That said, players will still be able to see their characters in the inventory screen, during driving sequences, in mirrors and, very occasionally, in some of the cut-scenes.
— Marcin Momot (@Marcin360) September 2, 2019
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