“Cyberpunk 2077” is yet another open-world game that’ll immerse its players in a society according to the game’s themes. Among the experiences seen in these games are meeting children and how they interact with the player. However, CD Projekt Red seems to follow what other developers did with the game.

According to a post on the “Cyberpunk 2077” Reddit, a fan asked the Facebook page about killing children in the game. The page answered that children and NPCs crucial to the plot cannot be hurt or killed in their play through. At best, this is similar to most Open-World games that many large developers have made so far.

The "Elder Scrolls" series from Bethesda often features NPC children in their playthrough, who are often obnoxious or sweet in their dialogue. Out of spite, many fans would sometimes like to kill these NPCs.

However, the game would simply refuse as children are not fazed by any attack they receive. Players would often have to include a specific mod just to do this. Since modding won’t be available on “Cyberpunk 2077” on release, fans aiming to hurt any of these two exceptions cannot do so.

We’ve yet to know how “Cyberpunk 2077” will handle children living in the cyberpunk dystopia called Night City. No details about what role will these NPCs have in the game. Most games often just have them there as a setting prop or have them as part of the plot. Games like “Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance” had its villains abduct children for war profit. Meanwhile, the “Elder Scrolls series” just often have them as plain civilians.

Other than children, important NPCs cannot be killed in “Cyberpunk 2077” as the reply also said. Potentially, characters met in the trailer like Dexter DeShawn,  and Johnny Silverhand , played by actor Keanu Reeves, might not be able to be killed or removed out of a story outside as part of a main quest.

“Cyberpunk 2077” will be released in April 2020. It’s still many months left before its release. CD Projekt may have more in store for its players.

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