"Ah, the wall is working, this is something we have removed for design reasons, but there will still be a lot of flexibility in the way you move, that is for sure, the designer explained. Max Pears level.
To be fair, the original demo didn't show any extended Prince of Persia-style wallrunning. It was more of a brief dash then a quick wall hook, allowing the main character V to field an aerial execution on an unsuspecting guard below. While it's never been bigger than that, players can still find ways to push abilities like these beyond their intended function.
I wouldn't be surprised if some game testers found that they could just bypass far too much of the game's past by Mantis Blade wall-running; the future cyberpunk equivalent of speedrunners doing Link's backflip through the lost woods, in a corner, thenstraight to the final boss fight with Ganon. At least you can still hack people's brains.
While the wall is exhausted, CD Projekt Red has confirmed that another important feature is present: Cyberpunk 2077 will allow you to stroke cats .