A quick look at Ghostrunner shows that the game has been heavily influenced by the cyberpunk genre. Movies like Blade Runner come to mind right away, and comparisons can be hard to escape. In an interview with Shacknews, Jan Gąsior Narrative Designer at One More Level, acknowledged the comparisons, but also said the team is trying to move beyond them.
“There is plenty of inspiration, and I think it would be dishonest to deny that, and we’re not going to deny it and we shouldn’t. Because you see, well we love the genre, we love cyberpunk, we took what we loved about it, and we – at least we’re trying, I think we’re managing to do it – we’re not trying to imitate things, we’re trying to be inspired.”