Cyberpunk 2077 Will Let You Choose The Starting Locations And Three Origin Stories
Now we know a lot of new information about Cyberpunk 2077 ahead of its release date in 2020. You will be choosing who to kill or not to kill, who to smooch or who not to smooch, and now we know we’ll be choosing some details about V’s childhood and backstory as well, and those decisions will decide which location you start playing in.
“The player in Cyberpunk 2077 can create a custom character that has one of three origin stories, that we call lifepaths,” says Cyberpunk 2077’s lead quest designer Paweł Sasko in an email to VG24/7. “You can be Nomad, Corpo or Street Kid. Each of that Lifepaths has a different starting location and story background that are strongly connected with the origin story.”
We got to know this previously that V would be able to leave Night City to explore the Badlands, which will possibly also be the starting location for players who choose the Nomad Lifepath. Both the Corpo and Street Kid Lifepaths sound as if they likely to start inside Night City, though probably in many other districts.
Lifepaths are different from Cyberpunk 2077’s systems interpreted from the tabletop Cyberpunk 2020 and 2013 campaigns. In a tabletop campaign, players roll through a set of flowcharts to help give their character a backstory to play off of, rather than starting a campaign as an amnesiac hero as many other RPGs resort to.
Cyberpunk 2077’s character creation looks like you may have complete control over V’s Lifepath, rather than having it determined by a die roll. I, certainly, will be choosing Johnny Silverhand “Samurai Rockerboy” as my youth hero.
That’s all we may hear about V’s potential origins for now, as Sasko says, “Anything more I say can reveal too much from the story.”