You may have seen some of the people you can pal about with in Cyberpunk 2077, but you haven’t seen all of them. During a recent community Q&A, senior quest designer Philipp Weber was asked if you can have other sidekicks in the upcoming PC game besides Jackie, and, if so, how many potential pals there are. He didn’t give us a hard number, but he did reveal that there are plenty of essential companions you’ve not met that aren’t Jackie.
“There actually are quite a few people that you can play different quests with that are very important to the story, and also come with you on specific missions, or just for having a drink or on a drive,” Weber explains. “Like Jackie, they’ll be very important. There are lots of them, and quite important ones that we haven’t shown yet: at all.
“I’m looking forward to people meeting these characters and finding out what they’re all about. Some of these characters, depending on your choices, you might like, and they might like you. Some of those characters might become your foes or enemies.
“We are making a roleplaying game, so it’s all up to you. Sometimes you might make a friend or a lover, and sometimes you might make an enemy. But it’s really important for us that we have these important characters that can be with you in your story and wherever it makes sense for them to be.”
Elsewhere in the video, Weber also tackles a question about the variations and genres to each one of Cyberpunk 2077’s missions. He says that some are more philosophical, whereas others are more horror. All of them, however, have to make sense in the cyberpunk game’s narrative and serve a purpose to push it forward.
You can see the interview with Weber down below: