Cyberpunk 2077 will be CD Projekt Red’s first game outside The Witcher universe, and its first foray into science fiction. Based on the Cyberpunk series of tabletop games, it is, as its name suggests, inspired by the pioneers of the cyberpunk subgenre – namely William Gibson and Bruce Sterling. We can, therefore, expect plenty of cyborgs, AI, benighted cities, and scary corporations.
While Cyberpunk 2077‘s very different in setting from The Witcher, we’ll see the same mature themes and unforgiving difficulty level in this new outing.
“The Witcher helped Cyberpunk quite a bit, because the game got so big and so complex that it really taught us,” visual effects artist Jose Teixeira told MCV. “If anything, working on The Witcher 3 was a really good and often brutal learning experience. Cyberpunk is going to benefit greatly from it. I can almost guarantee it.”
Here’s everything else we know about the game:
Cyberpunk 2077 Release Date
Cyberpunk 2077’srelease date has shockingly been delayed until September 17. News of this delay comes via Twitter where CD Projekt Red stated that the game is “complete and playable” but that they need more time to polish the product. The game is still coming to XBO, PS4, PC, and Google Stadia.
Cyberpunk 2077 Trailer
A new gameplay trailer is here and it’s a nice rundown of two different playstyles in the game. Check it out below:
Cyberpunk 2077 is coming to Google Stadia! Here’s the trailer confirming the news:
The E3 2019 trailer confirmed that KEANU REEVES IS IN THE GAME. See for yourself:
Here’s your first look at the action-packed gameplay you can expect from Cyberpunk 2077:
The official E3 2018 trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 showcases a more playful and lively vibe for the game than we were expecting to see. Expected or not, the game looks incredible.
Here’s the first teaser trailer from 2013:
Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay
Cyberpunk 2077 may very well feature a complex multiplayer mode that involves the use of several technological tools and grants the developers have apparently applied for. When PC Gamer reached out to the developers for comment, they were told that CD Projekt Red have been applying for such tools but are not able to elaborate on their functionality at this time.
“Cyberpunk is far bigger than anything else that CD Projekt Red has done before,” visual effects artist Jose Teixeira told MCV. “Far, far bigger. We’re really stepping into the unknown in terms of complexity and size and problems we encounter.”
Following a statement by developer CD Projekt Red regarding Cyberpunk‘s online elements and their “games as a service” approach, the studio has stepped forward to clarify that they do not currently intend to add microtransactions to the game.
“Worry not,” reads a post on the studio’s Twitter account. “When thinking CP2077, think nothing less than TW3 [The Witcher 3] — huge single player, open world, story-driven RPG. No hidden catch, you get what you pay for — no bullshit, just honest gaming like with Wild Hunt. We leave greed to others.”
It’s still unclear what the games as service comment applies to, but it could just be a comment related to the possibility that Cyberpunk may feature expanded online modes. That makes sense given that the game is based on modern and futuristic technology as opposed to The Witcher 3‘s fantasy setting.
Cyberpunk 2077 Characters
The standout character of Cyberpunk 2077 was introduced at E3 2019: a mystery character played by Keanu Reeves! We don’t know his cybernetically-enhanced character’s name yet, but we bet he’ll be amazing.
The protagonist of the game is named V, a customizable mercenary who must navigate the dangerous streets of California mega city, Night City, in order to survive and get rich.
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