Cyberpunk 2077 Will Reportedly Have over 175 Hours of Content
It’s all about Cyberpunk 2077 these days. With retail stores receiving their copies and promotional materials, as well as some lucky few receiving their copies well-ahead of time, the internet is abuzz with CD Projekt RED’s long-anticipated sci-fi game. While there hasn’t been much doubt about how large the game is, a lot of eager beavers have still wondered just how long will the game take to complete.
We now a bit of an indication as to how much time we should expect to sink into Cyberpunk 2077 thanks to one of the developer’s lead QA testers. Lukasz Babiel has revealed in a tweet that a stealth playthrough of the game has so far clocked in at 175 hours. Lukasz was quick to elaborate that it wasn’t a completionist type playthrough and that it was set at the game’s highest difficulty setting. That’s a lot of content.
We already knew from promotional material as well as the live Night City Wire events that despite the game’s map being smaller than the one in The Witcher 3, it would be otherwise jam-packed with content. We also know that the game has three different starting stories with several branching narratives depending on the decisions your make. Knowing CD Projekt RED’s pedigree regarding side-quests, activities and stories, it was reasonable to expect that Cyberpunk 2077 would have lots to do.
It’s important to keep in mind that a QA tester would be taking a different approach to their playthroughs which would result in moving through a game at a slow pace. Their main goal is to find ways to break the game when going through specific set scenarios given to them. This isn’t to say that a tester would take a 30-hour game and end up with a 175-hour playthrough. At the very least we should expect the game to have lots of meat on its bones and that we’ll be chewing for a long time after it releases on December 10th.
In addition to this, CD Projekt RED’s Babiel revealed in a Twitter response that Cyberpunk 2077 will allow you to turn off nudity via the game’s settings. The game is going to contain a smorgasbord of adult themes, including drug abuse, heaps of violence, and of course sex and nudity. If for whatever reason you don’t want naked skin in your video games, the Polish developer has you covered…literally and figuratively.
As a warning, if you’re looking forward to losing yourself in Cyberpunk 2077 spoiler-free, you might want to stay away from places like YouTube and Reddit. Copies of the game have been floating about early with several players posting their Night City escapades on social media. If you want to dive in blind, remain vigilant from now until launch day. The game will out on all platforms at the same time, including backward compatible versions for PS5 and Xbox Series X. Next-gen versions will drop sometime next year.
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