You can’t accuse Cyberpunk 2077 of being stuck in the past. But now it has been revealed that it will be channelling its inner Tesla with self driving cars, which you can summon from wherever you happen to be.
That means you can park up and wander off without worrying about misplacing your loyal metallic steed. And you won’t upset someone by smashing in their windows as you “borrow” their ride. Unless you want to, that is (I don’t think petty theft has been ruled out of Cyberpunk 2077?).
Pawel Sasko, the game’s lead designer, told VG247:
“So basically, because those cars are equipped with AI, if you call it, you can see the car driving towards you.
“So you can see when it arrives, basically. You can see as your motorcycle arrives, you can see as your car arrives. So you can just leave it wherever you want, it can go somewhere, just call it, and AI makes it like ‘bzzt!’, he drives by and waits for you.”
It didn’t take long for the gaming community to draw comparisons with The Witcher 3’s horse summoning feature, whereby a whistle caught the attention of Roach and sent him galloping towards your position. But where as both titles feature horse power as their main mode of transport, Cyberpunk 2077 has a few more bells and whistles under the hood.
In other transport related news, we also found out that we won’t be physically steering the flying cars. Instead, if you happen to find yourself buckled in to their vertigo inducing ride, the computer will remain completely in control.
Are you singing AI ippee at the news of self driving cars? Or do you like to see hands on your steering wheel?
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