According to Mike Pondsmith, the creator of CP 2020 tabletop RPG, upon which CDPR are building their CP77, and at last gave us some details about the upcoming “groundbreaking” game, which we will likely see in 2077, we can expect classical classes!
These said classical classes would be these:
Rockerboys – rock stars who use music and charisma to fight authority
Nomads – corporate exiles blackballed from employment, who roam the highways in in modern tribal gangs
At least two different kinds of hackers, one of which use cybernetic interfaces to roam the Internet in VR
And journalists. Because Spider Jerusalem proved them to be awesome too.
Best of all, seems this won’t be the only classes either. How many more? When? Who knows?… As CDRP often says: Soon.
It’ll be done when it’s done
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[Anno Decadence 2077]
Ghost in the Shell is a one of a kind, heavy-duty cyberpunk, and cyberpunk was never a genre that took the scene easily. It was always exceptional, it is always something you remember and carry with you afterwards (like, Blade Runner, Neuromancer, Transmetropolitan, Logan’s Run, Matrix, you name it; Sci-fi is fairly easy to absorb, while CP has something within that pulls you out of your own body; it changes your view to the world, it leaves a mark on you, and you can’t just be the same as you was before). And cyberpunk in Japan? It’d be just so out of the general flow of minds, that yes, in the end, I understand why they picked a caucasian, famous action movie actor for the role of Major Kusanagi. They had to give the link to the masses who are not yet familiar, to whom this might be too heavy, and also those who might ignore this if it was “oh, just another sci-fi, some kind of Japanese movie based on their cartoons or whatever“. She’s a link of normality in a cyberpunk world that is anything [but normal?…] (in the end, anything can be justified, anything can happen, limit no longer exists in the glory of Makers, 3D printers, and cell labs, and when everyone’s a God – what’s there to ground the believers? And what a nonbeliever is in a society where there is nothing to believe in in the first place?)
In the end, even if I am not a fan of Scarlett Johansson, I understand why she was picked for the role.