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There’s way more of The Witcher 3’s heart in Cyberpunk 2077 than you’ve been told

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Don’t trust the marketing. Cyberpunk is full of heart and earnest, oddball characters.

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Most of Cyberpunk 2077’s seven years of marketing depict a wholly cynical world where everyone replaces every other word with some awkward future slang, and on-rails car chase shootouts take priority over the subtle stuff that makes for a truly good RPG.

We’ve been a bit worried at PC Gamer, crowding around every new demo and trailer hopeful that some of the excellent writing and oddball quests we loved in The Witcher 3 would somehow turn up in the marketing material for Cyberpunk 2077. Not so. It’s cooled our anticipation for one of the most curious games of the decade over the years.

But with Andy Kelly’s recent 15-hour hands-on session with Cyberpunk 2077, he’s crawled out of Night City to report that all that edgy marketing? It’s just marketing, baby. Cyberpunk has plenty of heart.

On this week’s episode of The PC Gamer Show, Andy tells me Cyberpunk 2077 has plenty of small touches and well considered characters that readily recall some of the best Witcher 3 quests—The Bloody Baron in particular.

And for even more on Cyberpunk 2077, listen to this week’s episode of The PC Gamer Show. Andy and I go on for 45 minutes about future fashion, how nice the katanas feel, playing a nice guy in an awful world, and Keanu of course.

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