With The Witcher 3 generating loads of revenue for the Polish video game developer CD Projekt Red, the studio now certainly has plenty of capital to do practically anything it wants with its next title, which is stacking up to be a near-total departure from its previous release’s medieval-fantasy style that featured the magic-wielding swordsman Geralt of Rivia. Interestingly enough, when it comes to its forthcoming futuristic RPG known as Cyberpunk 2077, it seems as if the company will be allowing players to navigate city streets with cars and take to the skies in flying vehicles.
According to a job posting on CD Projekt Red‘s website, the studio is currently seeking a Vehicle Gameplay Programmer with the ability to “create the whole architecture of vehicle-related code, and the physics of driving / flying in those vehicles.” Although the rest of the position’s listing doesn’t detail what the developer specifically wants such apparatuses to look like or if they would function in the game in any other capacity, this is definitely a strong indication of Cyberpunk 2077 allowing fans to use some vehicles that can be driven and flown.
As it happens, this isn’t the first posting from CD Projekt Red for a job relating to vehicle creation in Cyberpunk 2077. The Poland-based studio is also looking for a Vehicle Gameplay Designer to “create compelling vehicle-based gameplay,” including, but not limited to vehicle handling, controls, combat, and “relevant vehicle-based AI systems.” Plus, CD Projekt Red is even hiring for a Concept Designer position to work with its Art and Animation departments to come up with technical concepts for vehicles, machines, and weapons.
Although CD Projekt Red has previously stated that it won’t discuss any news until 2017 when it comes to Cyberpunk 2077‘s actual contents, there’s no doubt that the studio is currently prepping itself to delve completely into the development process for the upcoming role-playing game. As a matter of fact, it has listed more than 60 open positions on its careers website, with positions located at CD Projekt Red’s headquarters in Warsaw, as well as Krakow.
Aside from CD Projekt Red’s aforementioned job listings, there’s not much else to go on as to indicate what Cyberpunk 2077 could contain in terms of in-game assets. Of course, thanks to the title’s trailer, we know that it will be set in a set in a dystopian future, but there are currently no specifics on its plot, characters, and world, much less details on most of its combat and gameplay features beyond its inclusion of multiplayer. Nevertheless, at least CD Projekt Red fans can take comfort in knowing that Cyberpunk 2077 will have great music, as The Witcher 3‘s composer Marcin Przybylowicz is providing the soundtrack.
What do you think about the likelihood of Cyberpunk 2077 including vehicles that can be driven and flown? Would you be keen on the possibility of some modes of transportation being able to switch between ground-based driving and aerial maneuvering on the fly? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
CD Projekt Red‘s Cyberpunk 2077 has yet to receive an official release date, but it’s expected to launch for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: CD Projekt Red (via All Games Delta, CGMagOnline, GameSpot, GameZone)