Why ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ will have a shorter campaign than ‘The Witcher 3’

After seeing players leave The Witcher 3’s main quest uncompleted, CD Projekt Red wants a shorter campaign for Cyberpunk 2077.

Cyberpunk 2077 just got its third episode of Night Wire City and aside from the colourful gangs and beautiful landscapes that were featured, we heard some developer insight into the game’s campaign mode.

Senior quest designer Patrick K. Mills discussed the reception main storyline from The Witcher 3, iterating that the game’s length was off-putting for fans even if they enjoyed it. As a result, a shorter main campaign has been confirmed for Cyberpunk 2077.

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Although an average player can take approximately 50 hours to finish The Witcher 3, a perfectionist can take over 170 hours for a complete run. It’s hard to argue with a game that drops that much content on you (bang for your buck right?), and CD Projekt Red have always kept fans pleased due to the sheer amount of playtime within their titles.

However, a game that takes too long to complete will eventually force many players to drop their controllers and be enticed by newer titles. This decision by Mills checks out, as many fans did complain about The Witcher 3’s campaign time. As it results in players investing time into an incomplete gaming experience, fans can now rest knowing that Cyberpunk 2077 won’t make the same mistake.

You see tremendous numbers of people played through that game really far, but never made it to the end.

If you want to see the full developer insight or the system requirements, check out episode three of Night Wire City below. The video also introduces more of the gangs within the world, along with more stunning visuals.