Police and law enforcement in general are absolutely a thing in Cyberpunk 2077’s Night City. However, with rampant corruption and private (and corporate) militias, things will probably not go as you’d expect. It’s less about what you’ve done, and much more about whose toes you’ve stepped on.
In a place like Night City, crime is rampant. So, you might be wondering how your inevitable crimes will be treated. Well, according to what UI coordinater Alvin Liu told Wccftech, it’ll depend on several factors. For one, if you do something naughty away from prying eyes, you’ll be fine. On the other hand, if you go on a rampage in the middle of broad daylight, there will be consequences. Also, there’s the factor of who you’re messing with. Rich, influential people will often have a bunch of police in their pocket. So, even if you technically stop them from committing crimes themselves, you can easily end up being the one in trouble with the law.
And then, there’s also the Trauma Team. They are the cool-looking, helmeted people in blue jumpsuits that we’ve already seen in action. Yes, it’s the people pictured in the image above. They are a combination of police and ambulance, and they swoop in to rescue whoever has their coverage plan and calls for help. So, they are both a private police force and urgent health care providers. It’s a libertarian wet dream come true. Perhaps you too will be able to pay for their services; we’ll have to wait and see. That said, if you go against somebody that does have their coverage plan, expect to find yourself in a lot of hot water.
Now, Liu makes it very clear that they’re still iterating upon these concepts. So, some things might change by the time the launch date rolls around. Speaking of, Cyberpunk 2077 is releasing on April 16th, 2020. You’ll be able to play it on Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4.