As with all games, Cyberpunk 2077 content was cut by CD Projekt Red. Whether it’s because of quality, production schedules, or an idea that doesn’t fit with the rest of a project, RPGs are no stranger to leaving things on the cutting room floor. . So if you’d like to hear it from a Cyberpunk developer and why it’s happening, we’ve got a treat for you.
Quest director Paweł Sasko, who also worked on The Witcher 3, talks about cut content in game development in general and for CD Projekt Red titles like Cyberpunk 2077. Cyberpunk 2077’s story was “justified” compared to what was shown before launch earlier this year if you want to hear them dig deeper into the game.
One high-profile example is Cyberpunk 2077’s train system, which sat unused until it was changed after CDPR said they had no plans to add it.
“Content that isn’t used isn’t used for a reason,” Sasko says. “When you’re actually making the game, your responsibility as a designer is to make all those calls about what’s actually going on in your game. That’s your responsibility.
“When the quality is not there, we see that there is no way to improve it. (the same quality as another of) nine out of ten missions, locations, or gameplay features. I think it’s very important to remember that if something isn’t used, it’s for a reason.
“Usually we want to make our games as rich and deep as possible for you,” Sasko says of projects like The Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077. “We want to give you the best game possible, that’s always the goal.”
Sasko was then asked about new content in Cyberpunk 2077, and very smartly says he has “no knowledge of new content” from other departments, but adds that he is actually testing stuff. See you soon Mr. Sasko, well done.
You can check out Sasko’s clip on Reddit, or check out his Twitch, where Sasko plays CDPR games and talks about the development of titles like The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077.
In the meantime, we can update you on the Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty release date, as CDPR prepares us for the colossal DLC. We’ve also got a breakdown of all the Cyberpunk 2077 endings if you go back there, and a rundown of the best cyberpunk games on PC if you want games with a similar vibe.