The original Cyberpunk tabletop creator has revealed that he will have a role in the upcoming video game.
Cyberpunk 2077 is on the way, a development that has left gamers giddy with anticipation. And fans of the original Cyberpunk 2020 will be pleased to know that Michael Pondsmith, the man who is responsible for bringing us the tabletop sensation, will be involved in the upcoming game.
Pondsmith is quite happy CD Project Red was the one to pick up the property following his work on Cyberpunk The Roleplaying Game of the Dark Future for R. Talsorian Games way back in 1988. During a recent interview with the Official Xbox Magazine for the September issue, he confirmed he will be in the game.
“So I’m in the game," he said (via Prima Games). "I’m figuring what happens is, you know, at some point, [Johnny Silverhand] is playing his guitar and I’ll come out and play my bass.”
Pondsmith has also been putting in work on the current project, as he's keen on keeping it in line with the original tabletop experience.
"We have a unique take on the cyberpunk genre: it's a heroic kind of cyberpunk in this sort of dirty, gritty way, but you can still be the hero," he said earlier this year.
"That's unusual for the genre and a lot of the game companies who have been interested before saw maybe the Blade Runner-esque qualities, but they didn't see the weird, fun and dangerous, risky elements. It's hard to describe. It was the ethos of the '80s, that a lone person with a gun and an attitude could change the world."
Cyberpunk 2077 is arguably the most anticipated 2020 title right now. It's set to drop on April 16 next year on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC and there's likely something in it for everyone.
You can actually beat the entire game without killing anyone. However, for those of you who are happy to kill just about anything in sight, you won't be able to assault children or NPCs related to the story.