"This is like American gun culture just gone crazy, you know?" says Ben Andrews, concept art co-ordinator for Cyberpunk 2077's guns and mechanical devices.
Speaking to the PlayStation Official Magazine UK for the October 2020 issue, CD Projekt Red's staff have shared some interesting new details about weapons, fashion and vehicles in Cyberpunk 2077. One interesting line from Ben Andrews, concept art co-ordinator for the game's guns and mechanical devices caught our eye.
Andrews mentioned how Cyberpunk 2077 has its own weapon culture that is very different to how weapons work in our world but a comparison can be drawn with one particular country.
"One of the things we thought about with the weapons is that in Cyberpunk, we have a very overt weapon culture. It's very different to the way weapons work in our world. This is like American gun culture just gone crazy, you know?"
"Everybody has a gun because violence has been taken to the extremes. The idea that you may be mugged on your way home from work is extremely common, or your apartment might be broken into at the weekend. So, everybody's carrying a gun."
The element of gun culture satire can be found in the game's adverts all over Night City. Andrews mentions how there's an advert for family friendy guns with a happy family posing with a gun - even the kids and pregnant moms have one.
Furthermore, he reveals that players will be able to buy low-tier, disposable guns in a very simple way. There's a gun called the Budget Arms Slaughtomatic, which cannot be reloaded so once you empty the clip, it's practically useless.
"The idea that you can pick up a gun for like five euro. And you pick it up when you're shopping in the 24/7, you use it to defend your home at the weekend, and then you just throw it away and you buy a new one," he explained.
Cyberpunk 2077 is officially hitting the shelves on November 19, 2020, for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.