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‘Cyberpunk 2077’ release date, gameplay: V’s guard stays up even during dialogues with NPCs

From the “Cyberpunk 2077 -- The Gig” trailer | Photo credit: CD Projekt Red via Cyberpunk 2077 / YouTube screenshot

In most role-playing games, dialogues with non-playable characters are often a good time for the protagonist to relax. That will not be the case for V as “Cyberpunk 2077” developers aim for realistic interactions in the dangerous streets of Night City.

Cyberpunk 2077: Interactions with NPCs are not the time to chill

If there is one thing fans have learned from the “Cyberpunk 2077” gameplay trailers released so far, it is that the Night City can be a really dangerous place for anyone who lets their guard down. It turns out that is also true even when V is simply exchanging words with NPCs. Luckily, the game is reportedly designed to let V stay aware of their surroundings while in talks with NPCs.

This aspect of the “Cyberpunk 2077” gameplay was reported in the Official PlayStation Magazine’s September 2020 issue (via Sirus Gaming). The publication maintains that some NPC interactions can go awry, but it could also proceed peacefully. Whichever way it goes will purportedly depend on how V handles the situation.

While talking with other “Cyberpunk 2077” characters, V can remain aware of what’s happening in the background. They can observe NPCs other than the one they are talking to allowing the protagonist to get a feel of what could happen next and plan if ever they need to run for their lives.

There are different kinds of threats in Night City and initiating a dialogue with an NPC will not spare V from these dangers, which would add to the realistic feel of the gameplay. The same report mentioned, for example, other NPC could attempt to rob V in the middle of a dialogue. “Cyberpunk 2077” players can use camera functions to observe movements around them and decide if there is an imminent threat.

CD Projekt Red clarifies ‘beta plans’

The reported gameplay features of “Cyberpunk 2077” are enough to make fans desperate to try the RPG before its official release date on Nov. 19. However, developer CD Projekt Red recently released a statement warning fans about fraudulent emails claiming they are invited to access the “Cyberpunk 2077.”

CD Projekt Red warned fans and content creators, “When we contact you via email, it'll always come from @ cdprojektred com address.” It should be noted that the developer said it has no plans of offering beta access for the single-player RPG. “Cyberpunk 2077” will be released on PC/Mac, PS4, Xbox One, and Stadia at a later date. Free upgrades are confirmed for console players who would later use PS5 and Xbox Series X.

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