In a game that has a sprawling dystopian metropolis like Night City, you can never be sure if the half-finished construction project you run fast in the streets is meant to look like … or if it might have been for something more. After all, a corrupt corporate technology world would not feel right without its share of failed public works projects.
But even that Cyberpunk 2077 Taking the hard blows that have come with the rocky launch of one of this year’s most anticipated games, fans continue to explore the lower reaches of Night City’s concrete jungle. For PS4 and Xbox One gamers, it means cutting through all the bugs, freezes and low-resolution textures that have plagued the latest generation version ̵
In the mysterious case of the half-finished monorail in the sky, it does not seem that anyone knows if the huge tramway will sit up there and just wait for trains that never come – or if it is a reminder of how far from finished 2077Critics feel the game remains.
As first reported by NME, Reddit user Sybekul climbed up to the elevated railway and did a thorough reconstruction mission to find out what the mysterious monorail could hide. This led to the discovery of a full-scale, elevated transportation system throughout the city that does not work in the game – although the network of unfinished train stations, incomplete textures and other objects suggests that monorail may have been part of CD Projekt REDs early Cyberpunk ambitions.
As you can see in the second clip above, other players have also explored the elevated tracks, even taking a ride on a moving train that (at least for the moment) is not really meant to board. In both cases, the results are the same: the tracks run all over the city, but there is little to do when you are up there.
The monorail stations are marked as part of the Night City Area Rapid Transit (NCART) system, a train system (complete with its own background history) that players can watch NPC boarding across the city – but cannot ride themselves. Like the much-maligned, wall-mounted mechanic featured in previous teasers, it seems to be one of the ambitious features the studio intended to incorporate into the game’s final version, but which did not make the final cut to threatening deadlines and a last minute development crunch.
As CD Project continues to work on repairs and updates for PS4 and Xbox One builds on Cyberpunk 2077, there is always the possibility that a future DLC patch can provide full functionality to mega-monorail. At least on PC and current generation console versions of the game, Night City is already a lively place on the street level – but time will tell if the studio continues to build new features in its virtual dystopia, just as you would probably expect from a real-world version of Night City’s semi-illegal urban border.