2022 has marked a year for one of gaming’s great comeback stories, which Cyberpunk 2077 enjoyed huge player numbers peaks throughout this summer. While CD Projekt Red has put a lot of work into supporting Cyberpunk 2077 after its launch, much of the resurgence has been attributed to the success of the anime spin-off Cyberpunk: Edgerunners. While Edgerunners takes place a little before V’s story Cyberpunk 2077the time period of the game and anime are similar, meaning players can get an introduction to CD Projekt Red’s world through the short series.
A lot of Cyberpunk fans fell in love with EdgerunnersThe tragic story of David Martinez, but many viewers also liked the side characters. The short, shotgun-wielding cyberpunk Rebecca turned out to be one of them Cyberpunk: Edgerunners’ most popular characters, and while she gets a decent amount of screen time in the anime, fans want to see more of her. It might then make sense for Rebecca to join her own Cyberpunk spin-off video game.
What a Rebecca Cyberpunk game might look like
ONE Cyberpunk Games based around Rebecca would be quite different from the experience fans got Cyberpunk 2077. While both titles will likely be set in Night City, this should be one of the few similarities between the two. While some fans would love to roam around as Rebecca in an open world, shooting and swearing at whoever they want, it would be interesting to see a video game dedicated more to Rebecca’s character and how she and her brother end up in the situation they find themselves in when viewers meet them Cyberpunk: Edgerunners.
This would mean that the standalone Rebecca title would have a much tighter focus than Cyberpunk 2077, and perhaps benefit from being a more linear experience as well. One of the strengths of Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is its concise storytelling. It doesn’t waste time with details that don’t matter to the wider plot, which is why a Rebecca game should follow suit and take more influence from the anime.
The gameplay of a standalone Rebecca game may also differ Cyberpunk 2077. Rebecca doesn’t use hacking or too much chrome, instead opting for her iconic shotguns or pistols as her main weapon. ONE Cyberpunk The spin-off focused around her wouldn’t have as many options for those who love to take out enemies from stealth or those who can wipe out a gang base before even going in with hacking. However, this means that the gunplay of a standalone Rebecca game could shine. Players can already get their hands on Rebecca’s shotguns Cyberpunk 2077allowing these assets to be used for a game centered around the character.
There’s a lot to explore in Rebecca’s character in a standalone game. While she is a prominent figure in Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, she does not take center stage in the same way that David and Lucy do. Of course, this makes sense since David is the main character and Lucy serves as a secondary protagonist in Cyberpunk: Edgerunners. However, it leaves Rebecca with a sense of mystery surrounding her, something that could be better explored in a standalone game around her.
A standalone Rebecca game might not be at the top of CD Projekt Red’s priority list, considering the developer has Phantom Liberty DLC and one more sequel Cyberpunk 2077 lined up, but it could certainly provide a unique experience that deviates from what players are used to with the company’s first foray into Mike Pondsmith’s universe. Also, it’s likely to prove popular with fans of Cyberpunk: Edgerunnersas anime viewers could be more interested in playing the spin-off since it would feature the beloved character of Rebecca.
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