After the airing of the third episode of Night City Wire, a senior quest designer from CD Projekt RED has confirmed that the story of Cyberpunk 2077 will not be as long as that of The Witcher 3.
The action RPG of the Polish software house presents a campaign dedicated to the notoriously long main storyline, even if compared to other open-world role-playing games. This is partly due to a large number of activities, and side missions, with which to distract yourself in the Northern Kingdoms. While many fans have appreciated the sheer amount of content in The Witcher 3, others have never been able to finish the game and have complained about its length.
This is why Cyberpunk 2077 story will be slightly shorter than The Witcher 3, according to recent statements by Patrick Mills, Senior Quest Designer of CD Projekt RED. We report below what was said to the streamer CohhCarnage:
We do know that the main story run in Cyberpunk 2077 is slightly short than Witcher 3 – because we got a lot of complaints about Witcher 3’s main story just being too long – and looking at the metrics you see tremendous numbers of people played through that game really far but never made it to the end.” Although a shorter game seems like a bad thing on the surface, the developer’s reasoning was sound. “We want you to see this whole story.”
The Witcher 3 main quest can be completed between 30 and 50 hours of gameplay, but according to Mills’ times, most players took much longer, mainly due to the various side missions. Depending on the style of play, it can take up to a maximum of 200 hours to complete The Witcher 3.
Also, according to How Long to Beat, a site that collects data related to the completion of the game, it takes on average around 51 hours to complete the primary missions of The Witcher 3, about 105 hours to complete the main storyline and carry out some secondary missions, while it will take 179 hours game for those who intend to fully complete Geralt’s adventure.
Recall that Cyberpunk 2077 will be available starting November 19, 2020, on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia. Later it will also be released on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S through the release of a substantial update.