After the 2nd delay in the release of Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red started an episodic series called Night City wire that would periodically reveal bits and pieces of information about the game. The third episode aired today, and it focused on the level design and Gangs of the Cyberpunk 2077.
Night City Design
Cyberpunk 2077 is based on the futuristic city in the coastal region of California called Night City. The city is divided into different districts, each with its own people, structures, and even cultures featuring a truly immersive experience for the players. Miles Tost, the senior level designer of the game, said that the main focus of the design of Night City is immersion. He said, “The word ‘immersion’ gets thrown around a lot, but we wanted you to dive into it and feel like a real city.” Night City has a serious emphasis on its verticality, and it will greatly affect how players reach different locations, especially in the metropolitan region that is replete with tall buildings and alleyways.
The gangs rule the streets of Night City. From the newest modifications to the devastating arsenal, Night City gangs have it all. They revealed that the protagonist V would not be associated with any gang; instead, he/she will be represented by the legendary mercenaries group that has access to high paying clients. There are several gangs in the city, and each features its distinctive design, ideology, and goals.
During the Night City Wire stream, Marcin Momot from CDPR revealed the minimum and recommended specifications required to play Cyberpunk 2077. One requires at least a GTX 780 or RX 470 to run the game at minimum settings. For an ideal(?) 1080p 60FPS experience, GTX 1060 6GB or AMD R9 Fury coupled with a 4th gen Intel Core i7 processor is recommended.
— Marcin Momot (@Marcin360) September 18, 2020
Considering how the game features a complex level design with a vast open-world, the specifications seem underwhelming. However, it can be argued that CDPR has worked to optimize the game so that more and more people can experience it. Regardless, the game is releasing on 19th November on all (current and next-gen) consoles and PC.