Thanks to a new mod, players can ride the subway in Cyberpunk 2077, and the feature is proving to be more important to fans than expected.
Cyberpunk 2077 It’s infamous for how early it was compared to how disappointed fans were with the release. Despite the mandatory decisive time for employees working on the game, the vision of what Cyberpunk 2077 it was meant to be could not possibly be finished in the timeline proposed by CD Projekt Red. Fans were understandably frustrated by the game they were waiting for, and that had been indicated by early footage of Cyberpunk 2077, it didn’t match the bug-ridden final product from which many early design concepts had been removed. While CD Projekt Red has been working to rectify this since the game’s initial release, there is still a huge discrepancy between what Cyberpunk 2077 It was supposed to be and what it turned out to be.
The E3 2018 gameplay trailer showed playable character V on a monorail surrounded by other Night City residents. The narration about the trailer emphasized the variety of characters that V would be rubbing elbows with in Cyberpunk 2077, and the short clip of a busy monorail car made the world seem alive and bustling. Obviously, a rapid transport system is not usually a high priority for players, this was a feature of how immersive Night City was supposed to be, and its absence from the actual game added to the disappointment that players felt.
The importance of the lack of metro or monorail in Cyberpunk 2077 is best clarified with the welcome response to a mod that allows players to travel on trains through Night City. The mod, created by KeanuWheeze and posted on Nexus, includes 19 explorable stations and ride-on subway cars. The mod makes use of what is left of a subway system in Cyberpunk 2077, which are fast travel points at NCART stations and the unfinished monorail system seen in the city locker room. However, the mod is limited and there is no way for Night City NPCs to ride the monorail with V.
From a practical sense, fast travel points are sufficient, and Cyberpunk 2077 It had a lot of game-breaking glitches to resolve after the initial launch. There are still many fans waiting Cyberpunk to introduce more robust customization options and other enhancements, and it is completely uncertain whether CD Projekt Red ever had plans to return to the scrapped metro system. However, despite its flaws, Cyberpunk 2077 has a community of fans that is making the most of what the game turned out to be. Mods like this show the love that still exists for the game’s concept and overall atmosphere, as well as again emphasizing the ways that many games can be improved or altered through well-made and fan-created mods.
Why a subway system is important to Cyberpunk 2077 fans
Now that improvements and patches have been made Cyberpunk 2077 more playable, some of the finer details that could have made Night City a much more immersive and lived world are becoming clearer. With open world games like Cyberpunk, An important aspect for fans is how much world there is to explore in the game. Since players expect to spend hours on these games, a small and limited open world can quickly become apparent. While technology and processing limitations still dictate how much can be packed into a flashy, high-definition world like Night City, small touches of care in the design can make the world feel huge. As Cyberpunk The rocky development is well documented, it’s easy to see how some of these finer details may be missing from the game, but that doesn’t mean fans don’t want them just yet.
A subway system not only makes Night City feel more immersive and real, it makes sense for the genre and themes of Cyberpunk 2077. Even narratively, there are many reasons for the subway to be a part of Night City that players can explore, as the system would further emphasize the wealth and class disparity of the world. While Cyberpunk Receiving a major update in 2022, the KeanuWheeze mod may be the only way for fans to experience Night City at a slower, more pedestrianized pace through a subway system. In the end, it doesn’t make a big difference if Cyberpunk It has a subway system or not, but features like a working subway or more non-mission related places to explore would have made the game world feel more nuanced, immersive, and impressive.
Cyberpunk 2077 It is available now for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.