Usually, game developers have to choose between either quality or quantity. It is rare for them to deliver on both. That is unless you’re CD Projekt Red. Anyone who has played The Witcher 3 – Wild Hunt will confirm this. The number of stories packed into that game and the high quality of those stories are simply incredible.
A New Gang In Town
It should come as no surprise, then, that their CD Projekt Red’s upcoming Sci-Fi role-playing game, Cyberpunk 2077, is showing similar levels of detail. The lively, beautiful, gang-infested setting of Night City is certain to be a joy to dive into.
We have already seen Maelstrom, the Voodoo Boys, the Animals and a few of these gangs in action. They are far from the only ones that are fighting for control over the streets of Night City, though.
We’ve seen teasers and flashes of another gang, named the Tyger Claws, for months now. They have appeared in some concept art and Cyberpunk creator Mike Pondsmith even hinted at a character whose story may involve the gang. They haven’t appeared in any gameplay footage, however. This led people to wonder if they would end up in the game.
Some Concrete Evidence
This speculation caught fire when, a couple of weeks ago, CD Projekt Red started selling a poster on their online store featuring the Tyger Claws. YouTube Madqueen Show, who has been covering the game for years now, compiled all the little breadcrumbs into one video to get you up to speed.
Importance Of Their Presence
The inclusion of the Tyger Claws is a big deal. Each of these gangs brings with them their own sets of stories. Their ties to the Arasaka Corporation open up a whole new dimension for players to explore in the game. Essentially, an official confirmation of their presence would tell us that the game has an added layer of depth to it.
Their presence in Night City wouldn’t just affect the story, either. The Tyger Claws prefer close combat and wear light armour, allowing them to move quickly. This presents an interesting gameplay challenge when it comes to fighting against them. A high-powered shotgun might do the trick.
CD Projekt Red has been mum about confirming or denying such speculation. All we can do wait and watch as the release date draws closer. Cyberpunk 2077 is set to come out on September 17th, 2020 on the PS4, Xbox One and PC. It is available for pre-order now.