By Andrew Dodson on June 10, 2018 at 7:21pm
CD Projekt Red, creators of "The Witcher 3", have revealed a cinematic trailer of their highly anticipated rpg "Cyberpunk 2077" - diving into the setting of the game and giving us a taste of what is to come.
Jumping to the game's website here, CD Projekt Red provides us a bit more direct information:
Night City, California. Year 2077.
The world is broken. MegaCorps manage every aspect of life from the top floors of their sky-scraping fortresses. Down below, the streets are run by drug pushing gangs, tech hustlers, and illegal braindance slingers. The in-between is where decadence, sex and pop culture mix with violent crime, extreme poverty and the unattainable promise of the American Dream.
You are V, a cyberpunk. In a world of cyberenhanced street warriors, tech-savvy netrunners and corporate life-hackers, today is your first step to becoming an urban legend.
It's probably safe to assume that the voice we were hearing in the trailer was that of "V," the apparent protagonist and while we aren't given a specific enemy yet, one would think it has something to do with the mentioned menacing mega-corporations.
Did you catch the secret message during the start of the E3 reveal of the game? Take a look at this frame:
If the red-on-black text is difficult to read here is the text:
It's been over 2077 days since we announced our plan to develop Cyberpunk 2077. We released a CGI trailer, gave some interviews and... went dark. Normal procedure for these kinds of things - you announce a game and then shut up, roll up your sleeves, and go to work. We wanted to give you The Witcher 3 and both expansions first, which is why this period of staying silent was longer than we planned. Sorry for that.
As soon as we concluded work on Blood and Wine we were able to go full speed ahead with CP2077's pre-production. But we chose to remain silent. Why? At some point, we made a decision to resume talking about the game only when we have something to show. Something meaningful and substantial. This is because we do realise you've been (im)patiently waiting for a very long time, and we wouldn't want anyone to feel that we're taking this for granted. On the contrary - it gives us a lot of extra motivation. The hype is real, so the sweat and tears need to be real, too :).
But to the point. Today is the day. If you're seeing this, it means you saw the trailer - our vision of Cyberpunk, an alternative version of the future where America is in pieces, megacorporations control all aspects of civilised life, and gangs rule the rest. And, while this world is full of adrenaline, don't let the car chases and guns mislead you. Cyberpunk 2077 is a true single player, story-driven RPG. You'll be able to create your own character and..., well, you'll get to know the rest from what we show at our booth at E3. Be on the lookout for previews!
Before we finish, you probably have some questions, right?
When? When we told you we would only release the game when it's ready, we meant it. We're definitely much, much closer to a release date than we were back then :), but it's still not the time to confirm anything, so patience is still required. Quality is the only thing that drives us - it's the beauty of being an independent studio and your own publisher.
How big? Seriously big, but..., to be honest, we have no bloody clue at this point in time. Once we put it all together, we will openly tell you what you can expect. And we promise we'll do this before we start talking about any pre-orders or ask anything of you.
Free DLC/Expansions/DRM? Expect nothing less than you got with The Witcher 3. As for DRM, CP2077 will be 100% DRM-free on PC.
Microtransactions? In a single player role-playing game? Are you nuts?
Once again, thank you for your patience. If you have a minute, do visit cyberpunk.net and share your opinion (about anything) with us. We read everything you post and we treat it very seriously.
Yours, CD PROJEKT RED Team
There were also a few "Witcher 3" CD-keys hidden in the frames, but those have already been redeemed.
So, no release date but it sounds like the game is well underway and we are super excited to see the finished project. If "The Witcher 3" was any indication, we are probably in for a treat. If you absolutely can not wait to give "Cyberpunk 2077" a try, you should check out the game it's based off of - a tabletop RPG called "Cyberpunk 2020."
Player Theory will be eagerly awaiting more news about this exciting new title.
Cyberpunk 2077 Website