@KetFaceMan, DerGaming, Ambient:
The point is, that some of you seem to be overlooking is that both are open-world games of a high standard competing against each other for your wallet. I don't care if they're vastly different, they're both open-world videogames competing in the same market. Most people play more than one game so telling me the differences of genre isn't going change anything. I would wager that close to 100% of people that will buy Cyberpunk would have purchased a GTA in their life because we know open-world gaming is a preference, how it's done, "blow sh*t up" as you've eloquently reduced GTA to, or RPG style, it's all open-world. When someone is out there in GameStop or somewhere and they have Cyberpunk in their left hand and GTA in their right hand and only 60 bucks in their pocket, they're not thinking about comparing them based on similarities or not, they're thinking which game is a better investment. That's the comparison! They know there will be both large worlds to explore, interesting characters, interesting storyline and countless hours of fun.
Despite what some of you think, Grand Theft Auto still competes with every game in the market. Yes, it dominates we know Rockstar still wouldn't like to be releasing their game in the same week or even month as a new CDPR AAA title. Why? Because not everyone can afford to spend 120+ in a month of gaming alone. Whatever game the purchaser buys could be their game for a couple of months then buying the second game secondhand to which the developer will see no revenue from.
Why some of you think this is a topic comparing 2 games based on similarities... .swooosh over my head, lol. Comparisons don't have to be made based on similarities. But if that's what you are looking for:
We're all gamers
We all have a finite amount of cash
We all are anticipating GTA Next
Many of us like open-word games
Cyberpunk is an open-world game
GTA is an open world game.
Many of us are looking forward to both games.
They're both open-world games. To say you can't compare these games based on their different genres RPG vs "blow sh*t up" is a fallacy. Because if we're talking about the outcome for the gamer, ie me and you, then you'll have to assume a player only plays games like Sleeping Dogs, Watch Dogs or more GTA-esque open-worlds. But that's untrue, because for open-world fans, we can play Skyrim, Fallout, GTA, The Witcher and they all share the common denominator of player freedom in an open-world. As gamers we're not stuck with the choice of only playing a GTA-esque open world game.
if you only play GTA-esque games then comparing the two might seem futile. But if you are an open-world game fan, for example, you love exploration, discovering the world around you, non-linearity, then it makes sense to compare the games. Why? Because you may or may not buy both of them.