Update: Global community lead for Cyberpunk 2077, Marcin Momot, has chimed in on the subject:
So, there we are. The game is almost entirely viewed from a first person perspective, but you'll be able to see your character in specific ways -- very occasionally in a cutscene. For immersion's sake, it makes sense to us.
Original Story: Cyberpunk 2077 is arguably the most anticipated game on the horizon, and for good reason. With each new glimpse at the sci-fi RPG, it's clear that CD Projekt RED is crafting something pretty special, and after The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, expectations are sky high. However, a new tidbit of information has caused a bit of a stir. It seems that cutscenes, like the rest of the game, will be viewed from a first person perspective. This is contrary to what has been shown of the game so far, where we've seen cinematics play out in third person.
The news comes from a screenshot of direct messages between the official Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter account and a fan. Asked if it's true that cutscenes will not be third person, CD Projekt RED said the following: "In Cyberpunk 2077, immersion is very important for us, so yes, cutscenes are [first person perspective]." Apparently, this will also include romance scenes.
The reaction to this has been pretty divisive, as fans have come to expect third person cutscenes based on some of the footage we've seen thus far. However, we should bear in mind that all we've seen of the game has been plastered with work-in-progress disclaimers, and that CDPR has been championing first person and immersion for Cyberpunk since the start.
What do you think about this? Would you prefer third person cutscenes in Cyberpunk 2077, or are you fine with first person? Are you not bothered either way? Tell us your views in the comments below.