The highly-anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 has an assortment of gangs causing mischief in Night City, and the third and most recent episode of Night City Wire delves into their dynamics, giving us our first in-depth look.
Posted above is the latest episode, so check it out if you haven’t yet.
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You won’t be able to join any of the gangs, which is quite unfortunate because how cool would that be? However, you will be able to come across them as you traverse the different territories in Night City. For further interaction, you can even accept some job requests from them.
In a recent interview with The Gamer, quest director Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz further discusses the concept of interacting with gangs and their members.
“You will sometimes get jobs that were given to a fixer by some gang members. So you kind of do dabble in this dynamic between them, but you won’t really push sides – it’s more doing gigs that will change some local bands of power, rather than shifting the huge bands of power in the entire city.”
It’s also worth noting that if you ever get into a fight with a gang, this doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to do work for them anymore. However, they may hold a grudge against you.
When playing Cyberpunk 2077, you also have to remember that it’s quite similar to The Witcher 3, wherein the decisions you make have short-term and/or long-term consequences, so it’s best to really think about the choices you make here.
That being said, there is a total of eight gangs in Night City, so it’s best to keep an eye out when exploring the area because you will most definitely meet some or even all of them as go about your day.
Namely, these gangs are known as the Scavs, the Maelstrom, the Valentinos, the 6th Street Gang, the Voodoo Boys, the Animals, the Tyger Claws, and the Moxes.
Each gang has its own set of rules, styles, business dealings, ideologies, and rivals. The gangs also have their own cultural backgrounds and ethnicities, and during the interview with The Gamer, Tomaszkiewicz goes on to explain the measures they have taken to ensure that they remain sensitive and correct when depicting the different gangs.
He says that for some of the gangs, they required the help of consultants, while some required thorough “discussion within the studio.” He goes on to say that CD Projekt Red is a “multicultural studio,” so they have people from all over the world who they can consult and ask for opinions.
We’re pretty impressed by Cyberpunk 2077 based on what we’ve seen so far, and the fact that they consulted and asked different people just to ensure that they don’t misrepresent a culture is a wonderful thing.
November 19, Cyberpunk 2077’s release date, is drawing closer and closer and we simply can’t wait to get our hands on CD Projekt Red’s next big title. Upon release, the game will be available on the PS4, Xbox One, PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC.