Cyberpunk 2077 might feature a "huge living city" and seamless multiplayer
CR Projekt Red applied for a number grants from the Polish GameINN program (via GamePressure) which might hint at what features we will see in Cyberpunk 2077. Seeing as the game is still in development, the features may never make it to the end product, but it's interesting to see what CD Projekt Red is thinking.
(GameINN is a program that helps fund game developers.)
According to the GameINN application, CD Projekt Red applied for something called 'City Creation' which is “a complex technology for creating a huge living city, playable in real time, which [the technology] is based on rules, AI, and automation, and supports innovative processes and tools for making top-notch open-world games”.
CD Projekt Red has promised that Cyberpunk 2077 will be "far" bigger than The Witcher 3 and a job listing revealed the game would feature vehicles - so it looks like the devs have been aiming for City Creation.
In addition to City Creation, CD Projekt Red applied for three other grants, one for Seamless Multiplayer, Animation Excellence, and Cinematic Feel.
Seamless Multiplayer was detailed to be "a complex technology for making unique multiplayer gameplay mechanics, including the ability to search for opponents, manage game session, replicate objects, and support for different game modes along with a unique set of dedicated tools.”
Animation Excellence and Cinematic Feel are pretty self-explanatory.
We won't be seeing Cyberpunk 2077 for a long, long while, but it looks like the game is shaping up to be something pretty awesome.