Sebastian Sykes13 Jun 2019 AT 03:12 PM

You can beat Cyberpunk 2077 “without killing anyone”

Developers CD Projekt Red reveal that you won’t have to put a scratch on anyone
Sebastian Sykes13 Jun 2019 AT 03:12 PM
You can beat Cyberpunk 2077 “without killing anyone”

E3 2019 has come and gone, and what a show it was with the one and only Keanu Reeves coming on stage revealing he’s going to play a huge part in Cyberpunk 2077 (we can still hear the cheers). But that’s not all the hugely-anticipated game has to show off.

During this year’s conference, developers CD Projekt Red announced the open-world futuristic game can be played “without killing anyone”, from start to finish.

"In Cyberpunk you don't have to kill anyone at all," said CD Projekt Red art director Katarzyna Redesiuk. "You can finish the game without leaving a scratch on anyone."

That plays into how players can upgrade main protagonist V’s specs, from putting experience points into his strength, charm, hacking abilities and more. Raise those charm points and maybe you can talk your way out of any situation.

One of Cyberpunk’s biggest features is being able to go about any mission the way the player wants, meaning they can go in guns blazing or sneak through a restricted area. We love a bit of flexibility in games.

It’s not the first time we’ve seen this in games, including the Dishonoured series and Fallout, although not without “leaving a scratch”.

Just to get that much more hyped, here’s the E3 trailer below:

We absolutely can’t wait for its release on April 16, 2020.

What hasn’t E3 2019 showed us? Nintendo delivered big this year with a wealth of games, including the out-of-the-blue Breath of the Wild sequel, along with new high-level gameplay footage from Borderlands 3.