Cyberpunk 2077 lets you explore Night City and the surrounding area exclusively from the first person perspective. A third-person view is only available in exceptional cases, such as when driving cars or motorcycles. A decision that developer CD Projekt Red made some time ago and defended in advance despite numerous criticisms:
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Cyberpunk 2077: Developer establishes ego view
The first person perspective has remained as well as players who would like to see a different perspective. Modders could fulfill this dream in the near future.
The video shows the first 3rd person demonstration
The YouTube channel Cineagle
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A little demonstration: The video shows a female V running and jumping through a small area of the badlands. While the camera perspective fits perfectly for a third person view, the animations show why Cyberpunk 2077 relies exclusively on the first person perspective.
Many of the movement sequences seem very wooden and awkward and doctors would immediately sound the alarm if there was a back posture. Of course, that’s not a big surprise, because the developers never intended that you see your character permanently in the third person.
Download not yet possible
As already mentioned, the video is just a first demonstration of what a third-person perspective could look like. Therefore there is currently no way to try out the current progress yourself. A download is simply not available.
Release date for mod uncertain: An extensive third-person modification requires a lot more development time. Time that Cineagle does not want to spend itself, according to a comment below the video. However, in the same breath he refers to colleagues who have expressed interest in further development.
So it will take some time before a comprehensive third-person mod is published. Nevertheless, there are already some exciting modifications for Cyberpunk 2077, which we will examine in more detail in a separate article:
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If you need a helping hand in Night City apart from modifications, you will find many helpful articles in our guide hub:
Third-person perspective – and what else? In a current survey we want to know from you which feature you miss most in Cyberpunk 2077. Participation is kept very simple.