CD Projekt Red are planning a photo mode for their upcoming futuristic techy RPG shooter Cyberpunk 2077. When questioned on Twitter, the official Cyberpunk 2077 twitter handle responded in the affirmative with a simple ‘We are planning to have it.’ Further up the twitter thread, CDPR also promoted a new assortment of wallpapers for those wanting to deck out their backgrounds with Cyberpunk-ish flair.
By no means a confirmation, the fact CDPR responded is a good sign the studio is at least conscious of the demand for a photo mode. For all its merits, The Witcher 3 lacked a photo mode to capture the stunning vistas and subtle lighting effects popping up at every turn.
Yet, when it comes to game development, plans are plans and only that. We won’t hold our breath, but quietly giggle in anticipation. CDPR aren’t in the business of announcing features then not incorporating them into their games so there’s that as well.
If the deluge of screenshots emerging from development are anything to go by, Cyberpunk 2077 is going to be one hell of a photogenic game. The towering metropolis of Night City, a cast of thousands of uniquely quirky inhabitants, and seriously frantic action sequences are all ripe for the picking. Should CDPR match the tinkering options on show in photo mode from games like God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn, and No Man’s Sky, then the dormant budding photographers in us are set to be pleased to no end.
If by a surreptitious twist of fate you missed out on the 48 minute Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay demo released to the world late last month, check out our impressions here. We were awed, humbled, and more than a little excited. As has become a familiar refrain in Cyberpunk 2077 coverage, we have absolutely no idea when CDPR plan to release the game, though we did recently learn the main story line was complete and in playable form though missing basic assets and riddled with bugs.