One oft-overlooked feature of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was the game’s complex and rewarding crafting system. If you wanted, you could play almost the entire game without ever touching it. However, if players took the time to use it, it could provide some major gear benefits. Well, it seems that CD Projekt Red may be planning to have a similar Cyberpunk 2077 crafting system, although there is a major difference between the two.
New Details About the Cyberpunk 2077 Crafting System
CD Projekt Red recently held a developer Q&A event in Poland, and thanks to a write-up on Reddit, we know what the devs said about a variety of topics. One thing which arose briefly was the Cyberpunk 2077 crafting system. According to the devs; “Players will be able to craft pretty much any usable item, with exception of clothes and cyberware, however it will be possible to craft different modifications for those, which will allow modification of their stats and of the way they look.”
This may well tie to another topic which came up during the Q&A session. At one point, the devs said that the game would feature plenty of useless loot, because it helped with world-building. In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, players could break down useless loot into its component crafting materials. It’s possible that Cyberpunk 2077’s useless loot will serve a similar purpose.
Interestingly, a key part of the Witcher 3 crafting system was crafting new weapons and armour. It seems that this aspect will be a bit different, however, as players won’t be able to craft either clothing or cyberware. However, it’s worth noting that players will be able to craft “modifications”. This may actually be the same system in disguise. For instance, instead of crafting a new set of armour, players may craft a new set of modifications which can apply to V’s SAMURAI jacket, and functionally provide a similar effect in gameplay terms. (Such as an increasingly durable armoured lining modification.) For now, players will have to wait and see whether CD Projekt Red reveals any details of the crafting system to know for sure.