Cyberpunk 2077's Main Quest Isn't Necessary To Beat The Game

Published: July 20, 2020 9:01 AM /


A moody shot of a motel in Cyberpunk 2077

CD Projekt Red has revealed that it won't be necessary to complete Cyberpunk 2077's main quest in order to beat the game. Instead, the game will have a main story quest with various subplots around it. These subplots mean it's technically possible to finish the game without actually chasing down the leads in Cyberpunk 2077's main story.

How does Cyberpunk 2077's quest structure work?

This information comes from an interview with CD Projekt Red's Paweł Sasko on Polish gaming and tech site Spider's Web (thanks, VG247). In the interview, Sasko describes Cyberpunk 2077's main quest as a "wheat spike" around which the subplots revolve. These subplots can be triggered in different ways and will change the main plot of the game significantly. Because of this, Sasko says it's possible to "not even finish the main plot, but still finish the game" and obtain a different epilogue ending to another player who has made different decisions.

A conversation scene in Cyberpunk 2077
Cyberpunk 2077's sidequest structure will allow you to finish the game without finishing the main story quest.

In addition to discussing the way the quest structure will work, Sasko also went into some detail about the lifepath system. He says that Cyberpunk 2077's story will change significantly based on the lifepath you choose. Meeting Jackie, for example, will play out totally differently if you choose the Nomad path to if you choose Street Kid. According to Sasko, this is because in different lifepaths, V is born in a different place or interacts with the world differently, so their relationship with Jackie and other characters differs based on this. Some quests are also exclusive to certain lifepaths, encouraging replay and shaping the world based on your choices.

Cyberpunk 2077 will launch for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in November this year, with a launch for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X coming in 2021. It will support Microsoft's Smart Delivery feature on Xbox One, meaning you can download it free of charge on Xbox Series X if you own it already on the former. That feature is also supported from PS4 to PS5. Cyberpunk 2077 is also coming to Google Stadia, although we don't yet know when it's due to launch for the tech giant's gaming streaming service.

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