A new Cyberpunk 2077 novel releases next August and will take players deeper into the corrupted underbelly of the dystopian metropolis, Night City.
A new novel set in the world of Cyberpunk 2077 will take a closer look at the dangers of Night City. The corruption-ridden and conglomerate-owned metropolis is the main setting of CD Projekt Red’s dystopian game, and players are free to explore it thoroughly. While not as big as other open-world maps, Cyberpunk 2077’s Night City still offers both an immersive atmosphere and many side quests for players to find and complete.
While Cyberpunk 2077‘s initial release was notorious for its buggy and incomplete state, as well as its particularly disastrous performance on last-gen consoles, Night City still serves as a memorable setting. The seedy metropolis features many hallmarks of the cyberpunk genre, including steamy neon-lit alleys, implausible Blade Runner-esque high rises, rampant gang violence, and corrupt ruling entities. Exploring the city is also a high point of the game thanks to its many side quests, which encourage further exploration and provide opportunities for interaction with Night City’s shady populace. Cyberpunk 2077’s slang dictionary, featuring words like dorph, also contributes to Night City’s immersion.
A recent Tweet from the official Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter page has announced that fans can soon return to Night City in a brand-new novel entitled Cyberpunk 2077: No Coincidence. Written by Polish sci-fi writer Rafal Kosik, author of Felix, Net I Nika, No Coincidence follows a group of six strangers who have been blackmailed into performing a heist for a mysterious employer. The story will primarily focus on the group working together after the heist to protect their secrets amidst the real dangers of Night City. Cyberpunk 2077: No Coincidence is due out in August 2023.
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Despite its disastrous launch, Cyberpunk 2077’s reputation seems to be on the mend. With the success of the Cyberpunk 2077: Edgerunners anime raising its player count and several updates from CD Projekt Red improving stability on last-gen consoles, Cyberpunk 2077 is in far better shape than in 2020. Given that Sony pulled Cyberpunk 2077 from its digital store due to its heavily flawed state at launch, that’s an impressive feat.
With the Cyberpunk 2077: No Coincidence novel and the success of the Edgerunners anime, it’s clear there is still love for the Cyberpunk universe from fans and from CD Projekt Red. If Cyberpunk 2077, as improved as it is, fails to live up to what fans anticipated, then this upcoming novel might be able to satisfy them. Perhaps the upcoming Cyberpunk sequel will prove that CD Projekt RED finally learned the lessons of Cyberpunk 2077‘s troubled past.
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