Every detail we’ve seen so far of Cyberpunk 2077 has hammered on how huge it will be, but this behind-the-scenes look at voice recording for Chinese localization has left us with an even deeper insight into the dimensions of the game. A preview says that the voice work includes 15% -20% more lines than The Witcher 3, including both of its huge DLC add-ons. This could be a game you end up playing for months.
The stats were tweeted by video game analyst Daniel Ahmad, along with a photo of some of the cast members in the recording studio. The Chinese localization alone required “more than 150 voice actors, 100,000 lines, 4 recording studios and 10,000 hours of work,” according to Ahmad.
Cyberpunk 2077 will no longer be delayed, so we̵
Some images from the recording sessions of the Chinese localization of Cyberpunk 2077. The dubbing is in Mandarin Chinese.
More than 150 voice actors, 100,000 lines, 4 recording studios + 10,000 hours of work.
VA work is 15-20% more than in Witcher 3 (incl DLC). pic.twitter.com/g5NG7Vs9Wo
– Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) 7 September 2020
Interestingly, Cyberpunk 2077 won’t actually get an official release in China’s notoriously stiff entertainment market, but it will still be available to Chinese gamers via Steam. According to Ahmad, CD Projekt Red has a good reputation among players in China, and at one point was even the main market for pre-orders of the upcoming game. You can check out how Cyberpunk sounds in Mandarin Chinese in the demo movie below:
Ahmad previously tracked CDPR’s popularity in China, noting its huge presence on Bilibili, a Chinese social media site with similarities to Twitch and YouTube.
Here is something quite remarkable.
CDPR has 228,000 subscribers on Youtube and 281,000 followers on Twitch.
Yet it has 568k followers on the Chinese video site Bilibili which can be considered a Chinese version. by Youtube / Twitch.
CDPR has a good reputation in China and is a highly respected developer. pic.twitter.com/SNPDuBPsWH
– Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) September 3, 2020
Cyberpunk 2077 will launch with full voice acting in 10 different languages, a huge feat for a game of this size. Eight additional languages will be available in subtitles. The full list includes:
Voice and subtitles
- Brazilian Portuguese
- Simplified Chinese
- Spanish – Latin American
- Traditional Chinese
GameSpot may receive a commission from retail offers.