I spoke to Mike Pondsmith about Cyberpunk 2077

I wrote a lengthy article for PCGamesN about the history and legacy of cyberpunk – a timely subject thanks to the upcoming release of CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077. As part of the article, I interviewed Mike Pondsmith, creator of the Cyberpunk 2020 tabletop game that CDPR’s upcoming RPG is based on, and Bruce Sterling, one of the founders of the cyberpunk movement. Here’s the finished thing:

Cyberpunk 2077’s warning for the world is more important than ever

Bruce answered my questions over email, but I spoke to Mike over the phone, and it was a really fascinating chat. He had lots of opinions about the message of cyberpunk, and he also provided some interesting nuggets of info about the development of Cyberpunk 2077. My only regret is making the foolish decision to call him in America on my mobile – just got the phone bill, yowch. Must remember to buy an international calling card next time…