CDPR is “planning” to add a photo mode to Cyberpunk 2077

One of the best things to come out of the Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay demos so far is developer CD Projekt Red’s beautiful take on Night City. Given how impressive their recreation has proved to be, it’ll come as a pleasant surprise that the developers are hoping to include a photo mode within the game.

After some new official Cyberpunk wallpapers were posted recently, one of the game’s fans took to Twitter to register their desire for a photo mode. CDPR wasn’t able to say much, which isn’t too surprising, but it looks like they are working on something. In response to that original tweet, the official Cyberpunk 2077 account replied that “we are planning to have it.”

That’ll come as good news to screenshot artists, as it looks like they’ll have a huge open world, and a bustling cityscape, to play around in. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing what the community come up with. It’s also quite nice, however, for people who aren’t convinced by CDPR’s decision to have the game take place from a first-person perspective.

The developers have defended that decision, suggesting that it’s been made for the sake of immersion. However, some people weren’t keen on the idea that you wouldn’t be able to see your character outside of cutscenes, particularly with such a detailed character-creator to play around in. A photo mode isn’t quite a full fix to that issue, but it’s something, at least.

It’s not clear exactly when the photo mode will be available, but the tweet does seem to imply this is something planned for launch, rather than sometime after release. With all that in mind, however, we still don’t actually know when the Cyberpunk 2077 release date will be, so I’ve got no idea when you’ll actually be able to take your virtual camera onto the streets of Night City.