Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
User Settings
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

Report this Comment
Use this form to report the selected comment to the moderators. Reporting should generally be used only if the comment breaks forum rules.

59. Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Trailer - New CDR Reveal Next Month? Jan 12, 2013, 02:35 eRe4s3r
Flatline wrote on Jan 11, 2013, 20:12:

Edit: Cyberpunk itself is outdated as a genre. A lot of it's tropes and predictions fizzled, but really that's okay. It's "alternate future" now, on par with fantasy more than predictive sci-fi.

A genre can't be outdated. Only the interpretations of it can be...

Basically I agree, and this is why I was surprised to read that they base their newest Cyberpunk game on Cyberpunk 2020 . The setting is not bad, but it has no relevance to our current times. Robotics are constantly developing, drone warfare, corrupt banks, social developments, new technologies. All that needs to be in cyberpunk stories and extrapolated.

But you have a good point with musicians..

Still for me, cyberpunk is about transhumanism, technology, ethical, political, consumerism, moral and social shifts. That is why I think Cyberpunk 2020 is not cyberpunk. Or at least in my (probably wrong) definition.

This is also why to me, it is never outdated. As long as it takes are current times and extrapolates, a good cyberpunk story will always be relevant.
Avatar 54727
Login Email   Password Remember Me
If you don't already have a Blue's News user account, you can sign up here.
Forgotten your password? Click here.


Blue's News logo