CD Projekt RED have been revealed the first image from their new REDengine3, the third iteration of their in-house technology. It’s been created specifically with vast and open world RPGs in mind, bringing “improved tools for spanning truly non-linear stories that are based on real player choices and consequences”. Cyberpunk 2077 has been confirmed to be using the new engine.
Adam Badowski, head of CD Projekt RED studio isn’t satisfied with how RPGs sacrifice story for open world and visa versa, “If we look at RPGs nowadays we find two approaches, one which emphasizes the story but limits the game world, and one that builds a vast, open world but hampers and simplifies the story.” explained Adam. “With the REDengine 3 we combine the positive aspects of both approaches for the first time, creating an open environment with a complex, multi-thread story.”
Adam believes that this the key to making the next generation of RPG’s, “Together with believable characters, a captivating tale and a world where players can roam freely without loading times, we will be able to move gaming to a new level with a realistic feel and full player immersion.” said Adam. “When working on our previous titles, I didn’t dream that we would achieve something like this. Thanks to the support of all our fans, now we have the possibility to use REDengine 3 and create something many RPG fans dream of."
Which is nice.