These days, one of the biggest features found in video games is photo modes, so much so that most if not all recent AAA titles are expected to have one. It seems that Cyberpunk 2077 won’t disappoint, as it has been confirmed that the title will have a photo mode feature as well as soon as it’s launched this December 10.
However, it appears that CD Projekt Red has big things planned for this feature, as it doesn’t seem content to settle on just having basic mechanics. In other words, players can expect something particularly unique once they finally get to experience the game next month.
Community lead, Marcin Momot, took to Twitter to discuss Cyberpunk 2077’s version of the photo mode, albeit only just a little bit. Momot reassures fans that the highly-anticipated RPG will have a photo mode.
One other fan then asks him if the main protagonist, V, can be viewed in the feature, to which Momot responded that the character is viewable and even poseable. The question is a fairly good one though, especially since some fans assumed that the photo mode would only be in first-person.
Being able to pose the main character during photo mode isn’t a new feature brought by CD Projekt Red, but it’s not exactly as common as some think. Some instances wherein the main protagonist can be posed during photo mode takes place in Horizon: Zero Dawn.
Not all the players knew about this feature because it only came in a later update, but the game’s photo mode allowed players to pose the heroine named Aloy. There were different poses available, including ones where she had her arms out, raised, or crossed. There was even one pose that made her look as if she was standing on just one leg.
That being said, we assume that CD Projekt Red will be adding all kinds of similar poses in Cyberpunk 2077 as well. Since it’s a first-person title, we can imagine a bunch of players utilizing the photo mode feature and its poses to make it look like V is actively participating in all kinds of mischief. After all, the character will be plainly standing with their weapons without these poses.
If we were to truly dig deep into Momot’s statement, he said that there will be poses available “and stuff.” This could potentially mean that CD Projekt Red will be implementing other features in the photo mode for fans to play around with.
We’re hoping that the studio will add some kind of tool that will allow the character to change facial expressions to make the photo look more dynamic. Besides that, the ability to add filters during photo mode is pretty much expected as well.
Hopefully, CD Projekt Red will go above and beyond to include brand-new functionalities that will truly wow the players.
That being said, it’s not really a requirement for a video game to have a photo mode and it’s definitely not the basis for whether or not a game is good. Cyberpunk 2077 would probably be just as good even without this feature.
However, it’s just a simple inclusion that will add a bit more to the gameplay and experience, which players will surely appreciate.