One of the most impressive things about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was the sheer scale of it. The game made you feel like you were part of an enormous fantasy world, which was simply existing all around you. Perhaps the base expectation for Cyberpunk 2077, then, is that it will expand upon that – but how big is it exactly?
Speaking with Game Informer, quest director Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz explained: “We have the six [primary] districts, which also have [sub-districts]. We have the Badlands, which is the area surrounding the city, the outskirts. The city itself is pretty big, but it also has levels. Because there are missions that will lead you to a specific building, and these can be pretty high.”
So the game will have a degree of verticality to it, which makes sense considering its metropolis nature. “The game itself is pretty big, I would say,” Tomaszkiewicz continued. “It's hard to tell right now how long it takes to traverse because we are still in development. But I would say the game is pretty substantial. If you enjoy big open worlds, this is a game for you.”