This is a really great dive into the concept art behind the world of Cyberpunk 2077. It’s quite interesting, and you’ll learn a ton about the game’s environments. You’ll learn about various elements of the locations you’ll visit, the factions you’ll deal with and even the advertisements that spill across the landscape within the game.
They use them in a fun way, having one on every few pages to make it feel as though the book were a magazine of sorts. It’s really neat to see, and helps paint a further picture of the world that they’re trying to create here. It tells the story of how this type of world came to be, and can really set the stage for the full game upon its release.
I would have personally liked to see more exact artistic renders of the game’s environments. This was very much focused on providing the concept art elements which were quite charming to take in. Each page is beautifully laid out, with a good amount of text for context and large art presentations. This is a thick package, so there’s a lot of content present here.
It really does dig into the details, while at the same time not spoiling anything about the full release. I definitely learned a lot about what’s to come, at least I hope so by going through this. The scope of the neighborhoods, those outer lands and the various crews you’ll have to battle. The fall of current society, and the strange rebuild that lead into this cyberpunk dystopia.
This is a hard cover offering with a quality outer layer. It featured four key quadrants, which are of course the main parts that make up the world you’ll be visiting. It’s a neat idea to focus on this aspect when it comes to the art style, but makes sense in regards to helping build up the journey towards exploring what the game has to offer. The art work is presented beautifully, its slick and well setup.
There are a variety of presentations, uses of text and intrigue as you continue along learning. It’s split into key chapters, with all pages carrying a sort of yellow dark theme throughout. The initial opening is about the modern world and its change to a dystopian landscape. It later goes into the technology of tomorrow, and then the liveliness of Night City. Finally you get to see the factions between the split of law and order in this future.
The World of Cyberpunk 2077 is a great dive into the larger backdrop of the environment you’ll be exploring within the game. It’s a thick, quality offering that showcases something a little different for an art book. It teaches you a ton about the actual backdrop of this landscape, while not necessarily directly diving into the game itself.
I would have liked to read more about the actual story elements, at the same time this was a fun direction to take things. It’s neat to have a better understanding of the places you’ll visit, and the types of individuals that will inhabit it prior to exploring. You might also find it interesting afterwards, to see how the various ideas came together for the full release.
They definitely offer a lot of content here, it’s surprisingly large and insightful. This really does seem to be a flesh out place, and I can’t wait to explore it for the full release. They’ve done their work, making what I hope is a cypberpunk heaven. It certainly has the culture and society down, that’s clear from what I’ve seen within this presentation.
The World of Cyberpunk 2077 Book Review
Author: Marcin Batylda
Review Copy Provided by Penguin Random House Canada