Cyberpunk 2077 main story is going to be a tad bit shorter than its predecessor game “The Witcher 3” according to an interview with CD Projekt Red’s senior quest designer Patrick K. Mills.
Following the Night City Wire stream and during a post stream interview session on Twitch, Mills acknowledged that they made the game “slightly shorter” became “tremendous amounts of people” never made it to the end of The Witcher 3.
“We do know that the main story run in Cyberpunk 2077 is slightly shorter than The Witcher 3,” Mills said. “We got a lot of complaints about The Witcher 3’s main story just being too long. And looking at the metrics, you see tremendous amounts of people played through that game really far, but never made it to the end.
“We want you to see the whole story. So, we did shorten the main story, but we have lots to do. And in terms of a completionist campaign, I just don’t have that number”
Released in 2015, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is based on the series of fantasy novels by acclaimed novelist Andrzej Sapkowski and is widely considered to be one of the best video games of all time — winning multiple game of the year awards and receiving various ports including a Nintendo Switch release last year. However many gamers have expressed difficulty reaching the ending of the game, and CD Projekt Red was mindful of those complaints to make the decision to shorten the length of Cyberpunk 2077.
You can check out what you might have missed with the third episode of Cyberpunk 2077’s Night City Wire here. The game will be released on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on November 19, with Google Stadia, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S versions to follow.