When players jump into Cyberpunk 2077, they’re going to interact with hordes of futuristic technology that paints the long-awaiting future as a dirty, dark place. Although, a familiar stable that’s going to show up in the game about the future is flying cars. Players are going to see them dashing inside the city, and they’re even going to be able to get inside one during missions. However, players are not going to have the chance to control these vehicles at all, even during the quests, and the same goes for boats.
The lead quest designer for Cyberpunk 2077, Pawel Sasko, spoke with VG24/7 about the title and talked about how players are not going to control the flying cars during missions. This direction leads many to conclude that when players are in these vehicles, they’re going to serve as passenger firing out the window, or attempting to help in some other fashion. When players are on the ground, exploring the open-world in their free time, there’s only going to be regular cars and motorcycles for recreational use.
“There are flying vehicles that are like the story elements, and so there will be moments when V is in the flying vehicle, but they’re always story-focused,” Sasko told VG24/7 during an interview at E3 2019. “I would have to spoil you a bit of the story, I don’t want to, but there are moments when you are flying in the vehicle, but you cannot drive it yourself over the city. For that, you have all kinds of cars, all kinds of motorcycles. It feels pretty good, actually, to be honest.”
We learned this information during last year’s E3. It seems CD Projekt Red wants to make sure everyone is aware of this information because no one has had the chance to play the game yet. It’s an unfortunate choice, although it makes sense.
The same does go for boats, while we’re on the topic. Players are going to have the opportunity to take their character for a swim, but are unable to control any of the boats they jump from in the game.
“There are boats in the game, definitely, and there are even some story elements focused around the boats – don’t want to spoil the story too much. But definitely, boats are a part of the game but you cannot drive the boat,” Sasko informed VG24/7. “You can swim, but I would like not to disclose anything! We had some quests in The Witcher that were focused around water and doing stuff around the water, and we have something here as well.”
It looks like there’s going to be plenty for players to try for themselves in Cyberpunk 2077, with a handful of limitations. Despite these choices, the title still feels like an expansive adventure.
For those interested, the public is going to get its first chance to try the Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay demo at this year’s PAX West, which takes place from August 30 to September 2. You can pick up your tickets here.
Cyberpunk 2077 releases on April 14, 2020, for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the PC.