Want to play Cyberpunk 2077 in 3rd person? Independent modders have done what CD Projekt Red studio refuses to do for now. Their mod allows to activate a 3rd person mode, but only on PC. All is not perfect but who knows, it may motivate the studio to take the lead in a future update …
If you’re playing Cyberpunk 2077 it’s a safe bet that you’ve spent quite a bit of time enjoying the vast character customization options before you play. Before you realize that the game would be entirely in first person. So you can’t admire your aesthetic choices throughout the game except when walking past a mirror.
We can understand the choice of CD Projekt Red. This sight reinforces the immersion, and the feeling that you are in the skin of the character. After all, in real life, you can only actually see yourself when you are looking at yourself in a mirror or being filmed. It is therefore the same thing in Cyberpunk 2077. It does not seem to have cooled the players who are more than 13 million to have bought Cyberpunk 2077.
Cyberpunk 2077: the decision of a game entirely in the first person is defended
“With Witcher 3, you play Geralt, and you see Geralt. You control Geralt. He’s a character, isn’t he? It is someone who already exists. In [Cyberpunk 2077] we wanted to put you in the shoes and body of the character you are controlling so that you feel like it’s your character. The first person was the way to do it ”, explains Patrick Mills, one of the game’s designers.
otherwise “Immersion is increased. And you can do environmental things with the first person that wouldn’t be possible in the 3rd person. At least I think it will be really cool to be able to walk around town and look up high, which the 3rd person view wouldn’t make it natural. To really have the feeling of verticality you need a first person perspective ”, adds the developer.
The decided choice of Cyberpunk 2077 developers may well defend itself, many players would like to at least have the choice between these two views. Especially since the view in the 3rd person has a real advantage for players who are sensitive to too fast camera movements. It is therefore in this context that independent developers have developed a 3rd person mod.
As you can see in the video at the end of the article, all is not perfect. The movements are probably not as natural as if the studio had developed this mode itself. We can see in particular that the position of V is a little strange when she is running. And that some movements are a bit robotic.
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Cyberpunk 2077: how to install the 3rd person mod
The mod in question is only available on the PC version. It is based on a program called Cyber Engine Tweaks:
You are given the raw instructions as provided by the developers – we haven’t had a chance to test them on our end yet. If you have any difficulties, feel free to say so in the comments!