Creator of Cyberpunk 2020 Responds to Cyberpunk 2077 Criticism

June 18, 2019
Creator of Cyberpunk 2020 Responds to Cyberpunk 2077 Criticism

The Cyberpunk 2077 E3 demo came under criticism by certain areas of the press and online commentators, but Cyberpunk 2020 creator Mike Pondsmith defends.

As it usually goes, certain groups of people got riled up because a new game doesn’t pander to them and they believe they know best what it should be like. Thankfully, the creator of Cyberpunk 2020 spoke up.

Mike Pondsmith, the man behind Cyberpunk 2020, took to Reddit to assure fans that he is heavily involved in the development of Cyberpunk 2077. Pondsmith is very happy with the game and the way the Voodoo Boys and Animals are represented in Cyberpunk 2077.

As happy as he is with the game, he is annoyed by the people that think they know the original IP better than him and are trying to influence the development.

"1. If I wasn't heavily involved, I would be able to get more done. As it is, I barely have a life.

2. As for the Animals--the WHOLE FREAKING POINT is that they think of themselves as POWERFUL, DANGEROUS, WILD ANIMALS. You'd have thought the Lady named "Sasquatch" would have given them a clue.

3. The original Voodoo Boys were a scathing commentary on cultural appropriation. I LOVE the idea that real practicioners of Voudon moved in and took back their turf. And they even got the Creole right!

4. Who the (bleep) do YOU think you are to tell ME whether or not MY creation was done right or not?"

The E3 demo was showcased behind closed doors, but the public showcase is announced for PAX West.