CD Projekt Red has confirmed that the absurdly cool flying cars seen in the latest trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 aren’t for players to drive.
While the flying automobiles will be a part of the upcoming sci-fi RPG, you’ll only be driving those firmly on the tarmac. Safety first and all that.
Judging by the appearance of flying cars in the trailer, they seem to be in the possession of those with plenty of wealth or specific corporations, suggesting our character won’t have the means to acquire one.
Speaking to Metro, Cyberpunk 2077 level designer Max Pears said, “you won’t be able to control flying cars, but they will be used for missions for crucial things.” Knowing this, we imagine you’ll be riding shotgun on a few occasions.
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This news is somewhat of a letdown but is a sensible decision considering the scope of Cyberpunk 2077’s world both in terms of location and narrative. The last thing we want is performance slowing to a crawl as you fly atop Night City.
That being said, being treated to a flying car as an endgame bonus would be pretty amazing. Perhaps it’s still something we’ll see later down the line like in Final Fantasy 15?
We sat down to watch an hour of Cyberpunk 2077 during E3 2018 and were blown away by what we saw:
“CD Projekt Red is approaching the title with a level of world-building finesse and, importantly, budget, that looks like it will put the game into a similar league as The Witcher 3 when it releases.”
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