It’s a safe bet to assume that, like the Witcher series, Cyberpunk 2077 is going to have a plethora of deep, engaging quests. So, the question presents itself: will there be some kind of fail state for the quests? And, for that matter, will failing the quests mean game over? Well, fortunately, CD Projekt Red has provided the answer.
Can You Fail Quests in Cyberpunk 2077?
Yes, you absolutely can fail quests in Cyberpunk 2077. In fact, odds are, you’re probably going to fail some of them, especially in your first playthrough, as you’re still figuring out the ropes. Maybe you’ll say a wrong thing because you don’t have enough information, or whatever it might be. However, according to a Q&A from CD Projekt Red, failing a quest does not mean a game over. The exact words, from Philipp Weber of CD Projekt Red, are: “Yes, you can fail quests. What we don’t have however is a game over state, the only game over that you will get is when you die. So when you fail a quest then it’s now part of the story, you have to deal with the consequences.”
So, there you have it. Fail a quest, and you won’t get a game over. But, it will carry consequences still. It will follow you in some way or another, haunting you all throughout the story, potentially. I’d imagine that failing a small side quest won’t affect the story too hard. But, if you mess up something more major, then you might suffer more. We’ll have to wait for the game to come out to know for sure, of course.
Cyberpunk 2077 is going to come out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Maybe even the next generation of consoles, depending on when exactly it launches. As of writing this article, we still don’t know exactly when the game is going to come out. Right now, there’s apparently only the skeleton of the full game, so it’s going to be a while still before we’re able to get our hands on the game.