Cyberpunk 2077 was being developed with a different end goal and there have been a lot of changes since the E3 2018 demo according to an alleged leak.
In a thread on 4chan, a developer who is claiming to have worked for CD Projekt Red shared details on the cut content, the update plans, and other inside information behind the scenes of Cyberpunk 2077 development.
- CDPR is planning a “No Man’s Sky” style comeback for the game in late June
- The first two major Cyberpunk 2077 updates will be out by mid-Mach.
- Sony Japan was furious with the developers due to a large number of refund requests
- CDPR cut a quest that was rewritten multiple times because one of the executives wasn’t “feeling” it, and it might be added with a post-launch DLC
- Most apartments with “Closed (locked)” indications used to be lootable
- CDPR scrapped 50,000+ lines of dialogue and the June update will bring a whole lot of cut content back into the game
- There used to be a huge underground part of the city that the public never got to see because it “looked ugly” to the execs
- Before Keanu, the original Johnny Silverhand was way cooler and sounded like a maniac
- The original Johnny Silverhand was heavily inspired by David Hayter’s Solid Snake from the first MGS and Cillian Murphy
- There was a whole AI routine with minor gang violence in those areas. Players could watch it unfold or influence it directly.
- They scrapped roughly 160 GB of content before E3 2019
- Two whole story arcs were scrapped due to a save bug with character placement
- A big portion of the underground and sewers was scrapped due to bugs
- Night City had three different types of cab besides Villefort and drivers would hold whole conversations and give quests but that was scrapped
- Police pathfinding script worked initially but someone messed it up before launch, and they are working on fixing it now
- One of the planned DLCs will add Morgan Blackhand’s backstory and a nod to the Corporate Wars
As is the case with leaks of this caliber, take it with a grain of salt. Cyberpunk 2077 is available now for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. It will also get a next-generation patch this year.