You Need to Up Your Skills to Steal Cars in Cyberpunk 2077

You can’t keep stolen vehicles, and there’s nothing that flies, either.

In certain respects, Cyberpunk 2077 will be a lot like Grand Theft Auto 5 – you’ll be able to kill people, you can run around an open world doing as you please, and you can even steal cars. But, that’s pretty much where the similarities stop. How do we know? During an interview after the latest Night City Wire, Senior Level Designer – Miles Tost – shared a little bit of insider information about the mechanics of Cyberpunk 2077.

You Can Steal Cars in Cyberpunk 2077 But Not Right Away

Just like in GTA V, you can steal cars from all the different classes of vehicles in the game. But, you won’t be able to do it right way, as you’ll have to boost certain character tats to make it possible. To pull people from vehicles, for example, you’ll need to build up your body stat. To break into parked vehicles, you have to have a good enough technical stat. The latter will probably determine what cars you can steal with luxury cars requiring more know-how than some ran-down economy car that’s seen better days.

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On top of this, you don’t get to keep stolen cars like you could in GTA, either. Once you steal one, you’ll be able to obtain it through other means, but you won’t be able to store it in a garage, for example, for use another time.

There Are No Flying Vehicles in Cyberpunk 2077

While there are motorcycles and four-wheel vehicles, there are no planes or other vehicles that fly in Cyberpunk 2077. We don’t have flying cars in 2020, and it looks like we won’t have them in 2077, either. According to Tost, developers found that it would be a literal nightmare to adding in a flying aspect to the game, so the team decided to focus on land vehicles instead. This doesn’t mean that flying cars or planes won’t show up someday in the future, but you can imagine it’s probably pretty low on the list.

This is only a small takeaway from the last Night City Wire, so check out the video we’ve embedded below to watch it from start to finish.

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Simon Carpenter works as an indie game programmer by day and pro gamer by night. He joined the Addicted to Play Team in October of 2019 and has found his home away from home. His favorite games include The Legend of Zelda, Metroid Prime, and Call of Duty.

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