According to CDPR’s Krakow studio head John Mamais, Cyberpunk 2077 is going to have around 75 side quests. These missions will be called Street Stories, which will be fun way to level up your character and explore the world. They will be little stories of their own, without advanced cinematic storytelling sequences. I can’t wait to see how they measure up to the side quests in The Witcher 3.
One of the main draws of The Witcher 3, I think we can all agree, were the side quests. So, of course, there’s going to be a lot of pressure on Cyberpunk 2077 to rise up to the challenge and be at least as good. And, thanks to an interview with CDPR’s John Mamais by OnMSFT, we’ve learned a bit more about those side quests, called Street Stories. For one, we learned that all the quests are “custom-done,” meaning that there’s no automatic generating going on. There are templates for the 15 developers working on the tasks to follow, but that’s it.
Mr. Mamais also went into more detail, saying: “There’s a couple of layers. There’s a passive layer, which is the vendors, then there’s the STSs, which are the street stories. I think there’s around 75 street stories. Then there’s minor activities as well. The street stories are like little quests. There’s story but there’s not, like, advanced cinematic storytelling sequences so much. They’re a way to explore the world and level-up your character.”
So, yeah, there you have it. The Street Stories might be custom done, but it doesn’t sound like they will be particularly expansive. We all remember how some side quests in The Witcher 3 went on for a long time, and would sometimes even be more interesting than the main plot. From the interview, it kinda seems like the side quests in Cyberpunk 2077 might not have that amount of flair. That’s just my impression, of course. Maybe Mr. Mamais is downplaying the whole thing. We’ll have to wait and see on September 17th.