Cyberpunk 2077 Dev Says They “Want to Show the Game Industry How to Do Things”

Cyberpunk 2077 is set to feature heavily in the November issue of Edge magazine. Material from the many features and interviews have begun to filter out online, and the latest batch of information comes from an interview with Patrick Mills, the Cyberpunk 2077 Quest Designer. While speaking with Edge, Mills said that when it comes to CD Projekt Red; “we want to show the game industry how to do things.”

CD Projekt Red Wants to Change the Way the Industry Does Things

Edge recently unveiled their November issue cover, which is emblazoned with Cyberpunk 2077 in neon pink. Since then, a variety of details have emerged about what the coverage will include. As reported by GamingBolt, Patrick Mills spoke with Edge about a variety of topics, including CD Projekt Red in general; “One of the things about this company has always been we want to show the game industry how to do things,” he says; “We want to change the game industry. We want to say, ‘We can do things differently, we don’t have to do things that way.’ It’s in our motto: ‘We are rebels,’ right?”

Cyberpunk 2077 Quest Designer Says the Game Needs to be Political

One of the areas which Mills points to in order to illustrate his point is politics. It has already emerged that Cyberpunk 2077 won’t be shying away from political themes; something which was praised by Mike Pondsmith, the creator of Cyberpunk 2020. According to Mills, political themes are too often avoided like a taboo by game developers; “when you’ve got other studios saying, ‘Oh, no no no, there’s nothing political here,’ we say, ‘Yeah, there is.’ It’s not necessarily what you’re expecting, and we’re not going to talk about exactly what we’re going to say – it’s for you to decide when you play it. But Cyberpunk is relevant to today, extremely so. To pretend like it’s not? Come on. Mike wouldn’t let us. Mike would throw a fit if we tried to say, ‘This is just about cool hairstyles and cool guns, that’s all.'”