The narrative around here is ridiculous. Criticism of the game for not having basic features like barber shops, decent driving or other small QoL stuff doesn’t mean we had unrealistic expectations.
For a game that was in development for so long people expected a polished game. No one expected the second coming, just a good game.
If that’s “unrealistic” than you need to raise your standards of what’s expected for a AAA $60 game.
The most interesting bits for me, personally:
- CDPR didn't plan on doing Car Customization, idea was in back of their heads, but it was super low priority so they quickly forgot about it. Some of the devs (including the one giving interview) were shocked so many people wanted Car Customization.
- Character Creator is done in a way it's super easy to implement any new bits and pieces so it's really comfortable for devs to add to it. That's why they're wondering about adding new stuff in the future.
- Life Paths and special dialogue choices have "under the carpet" influence on your relationships with characters and can block or unlock romances or sex scenes.
- We can't control flying cars... for now ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
- Not every song was made for Cyberpunk 2077, they bought some licenses here and there (e.g. Grimes track)
- He belives next gen upgrade should come soon
- Played for 6 weeks on original PS4 and was having a blast (his product of course but guy seemed so down to earth I believe him for some reason)
- He wanted to have at least a little bit of fun so he decided to know nothing about easter eggs. He believes there will be tons of those in game
- He loved sound design in GTA V.
- There will be New Game Plus
Edit: - I remembered there was one interesting thing I forgot to mention. Guy doing interview, actually played 4 hour demo in June and he mentioned he could literally stand on NPCs head while talking to them (thanks to more open in movement dialogue system) and he asked if they plan on adding stuff where certain NPC would react to that. Kalemba said they previously thought about making such NPC stop talking to you, fail a quest or just attack you on the spot but CDPR decided to abandon it. Mostly because only a small percentege of players would actually do such things and people who acidentally steped on NPC (or just jumped on the table or something) would be unfairly punished.
Sorry for writing origial post without this interesting bit but it was pretty late for me and I just rewatched it for the 2nd time.
Due to major influx of posts related to the topic, and its' undeniable relevance, we've decided to put up a dedicated megathread. Standalone submissions (especially all pictures) on this topic will be removed and redirected to here, unless it's a major news piece.
Short write up: on Oct 22 Constitutional Tribunal in Poland ruled, that one of three allowed reasons for abortion (based on so-called "compromise" law of 1993), major or morbid health defects of fetus, is banned. This can be understood as de facto total ban on abortion, because reason mentioned above made 95% of legal abortions, with other two reasons being already very hard to obtain: "danger to woman's health or life" is allowed only in direct danger to life cases (~20-30 annual), and "illegal deed" (= rape) extremely rarely (only ten cases in ten years!). Regarding public opinion: most recent poll (Dec 2019) told that 50% support "compromise law", 30% are in favour of more liberal one, and only 15% a further restricted one (like what just happened).
Ruling was a result of parliamentary question, signed by members of right-wing Law & Justice (PiS, ruling) and Confederation parties. Officially it's an independent ruling, but because Tribunal was "conquered" by PiS, and judges responsible for the ruling are open PiS' nominees, nobody seriously believes that.
Moreso, this happened during peak of pandemic in Poland, with high rise of cases and deaths (around 14K/150 daily ATM), major new restrictions coming each week (including ban on gatherings above 5), and laughable lack of sensible state help to damaged areas of economy.
This lead to spontaneous, country-wide protests, especially among Polish women and youth, also (which is new) during masses in churches on Sunday (because Catholic church was major force pushing for this change). It's not clear yet, how much of this is protest against above decision only, and how much it's a "last straw" case, with people being fed of current government, for numerous faults, and especially general handling of the pandemic. You can read more on that here, in a good summary made by u/Logiman43.