The latest updates for "Cyberpunk 2077" reveal new details on the game's side activities. CD Projekt RED's lead designer, Miles Tost, explained during an interview with Gaming Bolt that side activities are completely separated from the game's main narrative story.

CD Projekt RED also explained the differences between the game and two popular open-world titles, "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" and Rockstar Games' "Grand Theft Auto 5." The sci-fi title will have players traverse to the futuristic world of Night City. They take on the role of V, a cyborg mercenary making ends meet by doing various jobs around the city.

What to expect from side activities

According to Gaming Bolt, Miles Tost stated that "Cyberpunk 2077" will have a lot of side activities that players can engage into when they are not doing any main quests. While he did not provide any details about what kind of activities players will do, he promised video game fans that they will handle it with care and that they bring an experience like no other in open-world titles. "Our game will provide a lot of side activities for you to engage in outside the main quest," Tost said. "Whether it’s side quests or encounters waiting for you on the streets of Night City, it will be crafted by us with a lot of love and care."

Quest designer Patrick Mills once said that doing side quests will feature a different storyline for the game and will not act as "fillers" within the main story.

However, just like the main story, player choices take effect, depending on the player's decision, and they must deal with any consequences.

Differences from other open-world games

According to Screen Rant, lead cinematic animator, Maciej Pietras, stated that "Cyberpunk 2077's" cinematic take is more "seamless" that "The Witcher 3," citing that sci-fi game will provide a blend of action and immersive storyline.

NPCs are more involved in the game, and they do not just passively watch everything that happens. Instead, they participate in the conflict.

Tost also cited another open-world title to compare with "Cyberpunk 2077," as he told Gaming Bolt that the game is more humble and story-driven than "Grand Theft Auto 5." The game will have players customize V from gender and facial features, to clothing and character roles. Players can also provide V with cybernetic upgrades to unlock abilities and use smart guns for combat. "Cyberpunk 2077" is rumored to launch on 2019.