You won’t be able to do anything you want to do in Night City.
In Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red has said that your choices in missions will affect how Night City will evolve and change. While that is one of the many things that has players excited for the upcoming title there will be a limit as to what you can do in the game.
On Reddit, a user by the name of masoncool4566 shared a screenshot. In the screenshot, the user messaged the official Twitter for Cyberpunk 2077 asking about the potential of random acts of violence in Night City.
As you can see, CD Projekt Red did not build the game where you can do anything you want similar to what Obsidian’s upcoming title The Outer Worlds does. Being able to kill some quest-giving NPCs was shown in a trailer for the game. There is no confirmation on if that will be the case for all story NPCs though.
This feature might upset some who want to bring absolute chaos throughout the city but there is still a large variety of choices that you will be able to choose from. These choices were shown off last year when the developer released a lengthy gameplay video.
From what I personally saw at E3 earlier this year, CD Projekt Red’s on-floor presentation showed different ways to execute a mission in completely opposite ends of the spectrum. That being said, what they didn’t really show at all was random interactions with NPCs and what those encounters could lead to. Nevertheless, Cyberpunk 2077 is looking to be a fantastic game with countless hours of things to do in Night City.