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Cyberpunk 2077 scene system feature explained

Published: 13:54, 17 October 2019
Updated: 13:56, 17 October 2019
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Cyberpunk 2077 will feature a unique scene system which is a combined dialogue and cinematic system that occurs within the context of the gameplay of the game ​​​​​​​. It allows players to control the camera or their character during cutscenes.

CD Projekt Red's upcoming action RPG Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most anticipated games of the year and in the last couple of days, the developer have been sharing new details about some, yet unveiled features.

One of these brand new features is named Scene System, a combination of dialogue screen and cinematics. According to CD Projekt Red Krakow boss John Mamais, this new system occurs within the context of the gameplay in Cyberpunk 2077 and it allows players to control the camera or their characters during cutscenes.

Depending on the cutscene, players will get different levels of control over the camera and their character and Mamais made it clear that the system is fully immersive and it won't break the experience at all.

"We’re doing specific things. For Cyberpunk, for the narrative part, for the cinematic part, there is something new called a Scene System," Mamais explained in his interview with Gamespot. "It’s like our dialogue and cinematic system that occurs within the context of the gameplay of the game. It’s really important because one of the pillars of the development of the project is the idea of full immersion and this new Scene System is all about full immersion. You don’t break into a letterbox formula and see this cutscene taking place, you’re actually in the cutscene and you can control the character or the camera, there are different levels of control depending on the cutscene. It’s fully immersive; it doesn’t take you out of the experience at all."

​​​​This was one of the reasons why CD Projekt Red decided to go with the first-person perspective rather than third person. While some players are unhappy with that decision, the studio said that first-person perspective allows them to bring a fully immersive Cyberpunk experience to players. 

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Cyberpunk 2077 is hitting the shelves on 16 April 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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