Cyberpunk 2077 is now less than a week away from arrival in stores around the world. The highly anticipated title, characterized by a long and troubled development period, will release on December 10 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia and, on each of these platforms, it will allow players to explore a truly huge environment.
The game map, as stated by YouTuber EdgeRunner Cold, would be one of the largest ever seen in the gaming landscape. In particular, it would seem that its extension is twice as big as that of Grand Theft Auto V and over ten times the width of the Velen area seen in The Witcher III: Wild Hunt, another successful open-world title released by CD Projekt RED.
To reach this conclusion, EdgeRunner Cold has carried out calculations which, although largely reliable, must still be taken with a pinch of salt. The YouTuber has in fact analyzed the latest trailer released by the Polish software house relating to the photographic mode of Cyberpunk 2077 and took as references the geographical coordinates that are shown after each photo was taken, which indicate the position from which the player has immortalized that particular area.
Using these geographic data, EdgeRunner Cold combined the various points and approximated the overall size of the downtown area of Night City and its suburbs, assuming the total width is close to 225 square kilometers.
Considering how much CD Projekt RED has emphasized the possibility of performing an innumerable number of actions and activities within the game, it is to be expected that such a large map will be, as far as possible, full of opportunities for interactions with NPCs and other elements of the game.
The risk that many open-world titles with very large maps run into is that of providing very large environments but also devoid of activities and interactions. We just have to wait another five days to find out if and how CD Projekt RED has managed to fill such a vast area of playable content.