Two and a half years have passed since the release of Cyberpunk 2077, and before the release of the first and last expansion, another 3 months. In anticipation of this DLC, we will get to know Dogtown, the area in which the events of the coming Phantom Liberty will take place. The senior artist surrounded Victoria Stakhovsk in detail about what Dogtown is and what is its essence.
Dogtown formally operates as part of the pacific and Night City, but from the point of view of identity and from a legal point of view, it is not part of the city. The average resident of Night City cannot get there, and usually there is no reason to go there. This is an isolated, well -guarded place, a kind of ghetto. We are talking about a completely different climate and environment. This is a dark spot on the map of Night City and human knowledge. We, like Vi, fall not only into a foreign city, but also get acquainted with different stories and characters.
We wanted the city to be dense, vertical, organic – it has many shades. It also contains differentiated abyctions, the appearance of which depends mainly on the utilitarian nature of the place and the population living there. In the Central District, for example, it was possible to see many casinos, competing advertisements, large sculptures, colorful, exhibitionist buildings – it should have been such a area of brilliance. Now, on the contrary, it is a decadent, dilapidated, smeared graffiti and a neglected area. In any case, desolation, unsuitability and abandonment unite this city thematically.
The next area, on the contrary, was built on the remains of incomplete construction, a kind of local "Roman forum". There lives a working class creatively using architectural residues for housing arrangement. So this is not the same as coming to Dogtown and buy an apartment from the developer – there was no Marshall plan after the war for the unification. Here you just need to use the surrounding space. Residents have individual ones made to order at home connected by a net of suspended paths. We have done a lot in order to make the area vertical – you can explore it up, down, across. When this area was created, we collected many links and descriptions about South America. There in the second half of the 20th century there was a migration crisis. People moved from rural areas to urbanized areas, which led to housing crisis and the appearance of wild dwellings. Therefore, we studied how people behave in such conditions as in Dogtown.
We also have the upper areas where a completely different climate, more like a wild West. There are no more communities here, here is wild nature. This was our goal – to show that the areas inhabited by people are exhausted, full of dirt and sewage, while the untouched, the green part is a place where you can find something that you can strive for. We are talking about a place giving a vacation to nature, which took the place of man. It was previously assumed that this native greens of the Wasteland will be returned to residents. Now, in fact, gangs live here, besides, this is not Shir Tolkien, there are no singing birds, people gather here who have not found their place in the city.
On the other hand, one of my favorite locations, you can see it at the beginning of the demo, inspired by a real Polish place, is a kind of gigabazar. There are the remains of digital civilization, huge heaps of electronic trash. Things prohibited by law can be bought here. The whole dogtown, by the way, is something like a separate state, shadow and underground transactions here are in the order of things.
Further, the leading artist from the environment of Katskper Nipokulchitski said that the dogtown is very large by the number of content, but it is very difficult to determine specifically.
It is very difficult to determine specifically the dimensions of the dogtown, since it is vertical and filled with content, therefore it is pointless to measure it in square meters. We believe that the number of entertainment proposed by the dogtaun is very large.
Victoria, by the way, said that although in addition you can play yourself if, for example, you never played a basic game, it is better to play the original, because the addition is a kind of continuation that occurs during the storyline.
As for the duration of the addition, the developers do not want to call some measuring value in the form of time or watch, because "Everyone plays the game in different ways". However, this "A full -fledged addition is what we know and what we are proud of".
In addition to the plot and changes based on additions, there will also be a bunch of new opportunities in the basic game, which you can find out here.