The Witcher and Cyberpunk developer CD Projekt RED has said role-playing games should challenge the quality visual attributes shooters feature.
Co-founder Marcin Iwinski said there's simply no reason why RPGs should look worse than shooters, which will especially hold credence when next-gen consoles arrive.
"We don’t see any reason why RPGs should look worse than shooters. They should actually look better. The story’s always the thing, because that’s the thing which keeps you playing, but these days — and especially in the next generation when you have the new consoles, when you have the new HDTVs — you’re going to want bells and whistles on the graphical side, and we want to deliver on that as well."
Iwinski's words were referring to the company's forthcoming Cyberpunk, as well as their Witcher IP:
"I think we’ve created some new standards in terms of storytelling in the RPG genre, in terms of having no compromise in the way the story is being told, how we shape the world, how believable the characters are, how similar it is to what we see around us. We are really looking at totally new ideas on telling a story and involving the gamer in it. I think we’re looking at what the critics were saying and what the fans were saying. I think we’ve delivered something totally new."
While details are scarce for Cyberpunk, which is a video game adaption of the pen and paper RPG series of the same name, CD Projekt has said the game will be detailed later in the year.