Credit Image: CD Projekt  What is Cyberpunk 2077?
Cyberpunk 2077 is a cyberpunk neon game that has the Projekt Red CD from the developer of The Witcher 3 moving from a big fan to appreciate the world to an equally rough metropolis of the world of science fiction. It is based on the role-playing game of pencil and paper of the same name, but it looks a lot like the Matrix game we've always wanted.
We caught our first look at the game behind closed doors at E3 2018. You can see what we saw in the 48-minute video shown below (in the trailer section).
Cyberpunk 2077 is a game that looks very different from its Witcher series, with towering neon skyscrapers, bionic improvements and a focus on vertical movement rather than open plains. It is also all in the first person.
At E3 2019 we learned a lot more about the game's plot, which features the only Keanu Reeves. Reeves plays a character named Johnny Silverhand who is embedded in a biochip that is placed in the main character's brain.
To unlock the secrets of the biochip, which basically becomes the main thread of the game, Silverhand will guide you to Alt Cunningham, the most legendary network runner of all time. The only problem? She is dead. But your conscience lives on the web and you will have to do whatever it takes to track it, including, but not limited to, making friends or eliminating the leaders of the biggest gangs in Night City.
Cyberpunk 2077 trailers
The E3 2019 gave us the latest and most elegant trailer so far, with a look at some new characters, including Keanu Reeves, who will play rock star Johnny Silverhand. Get your review in the trailer below.
In March 2019, we have another video, this time from the development team preparing for the 2019 E3 exhibition event. However, those waiting for a launch in 2019 may want Start preparing, although the game is still without a release date, the suggestion of the video below is that the development is still in full development, and the release date may be even a little further:
After a real hype, the Projekt Red CD released 48 minutes of game images, based on the demonstration that journalists saw at E3 2018.
In that, you'll see A weapons game appears, character creation and story assignment, in addition to how you will update yourself through cyber enhancements. You will meet some of the characters in the Cyberpunk crime circuit and explore the city on foot and in vehicles. (Quick warning: the trailer contains nudes, violence and oath.)
We were treated with a trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 during E3 2018 which you can see below:
Cyberpunk 2077 release date: April 16, 2020
In the first official trailer of the game, it was said that the game will come "when ready", but now we have an official release date: April 16, 2020, watch out for the E3 2019 trailer.
This is despite a call from investors in early 2016 that suggested that Cyberpunk 2077 be launched before June 2019. This call also He said the Projekt Red CD is planning to release two new triple A RPGs before 2021.
It was later clarified in the forums that Cyberpunk 2077 would be the first of these games to arrive and the second one would not start before it was finished. Cyberpunk 2077.
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Given that The Witcher 3 took approximately three and a half years to develop, a 2019 version did not seem impossible to handle for the study. But the scale of development, as well as the rumors that the game is an Xbox Two and PS5 title between generations, it makes sense that the game has taken longer than initially planned.
Cyberpunk 2077 news and features
Hardcore mode saying goodbye to the UI In an interview with Wccftech, Alvin Liu of CD Projekt Red talked about the hardcore mode, revealing that he will get rid of the interface game user to provide a "real challenge" for the players. That means there will be no markers or indicators that tell you where things are or at what level of enemy you face. It is a true immersion in Night City and the desert beyond with the potential of true frustration.
Of course, it's not just the hardcore players served in Cyberpunk 2077; Liu revealed that there will also be modes for those who have less experience with games and first-person shooters and want to enjoy a more relaxed experience.
"If you want to play more casually for history and you may not have experience with shooters, which was a great concern for us." "We want to tell a story and maybe you are a big fan of The Witcher and you don't feel comfortable playing a shooter, we have settings available for that."
Liu explains that, like the settings for less experienced players, there will also be weapons. The smart gun, for example, will help players aim. Although it comes at the cost of the smart weapon being a weaker and slower weapon. However, it will be a good start for those looking to familiarize themselves with the aiming system.
For those who are not familiar with first-person games, there will also be a Field of View slider. Making the game world more visible through the eyes of the avatar should alleviate the tunnel vision sensation that is obtained by changing the image in the third person for the first person and the potential for nausea that this may cause to some players.
Environmental risks  In an interview with Wccftech, UI director Alan Liu revealed that Cyberpunk 2077 will feature a dynamic climate such as acid rain and other environmental hazards.
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Settings available for those who feel uncomfortable with the SPF The game includes a number of difficulty levels for those who They may have difficulty adapting to play an RPG-style role-playing game.
The Cyberpunk 2077 will look just as good as a PC In an interview with Wccftech, UI director Alan Liu was asked about the challenges of optimizing Cyberpunk 2077 for low-end hardware.
"Not really, we have a very personalized engine, the RED Engine," Liu replied. "And really, we point to consoles as first-class platforms and it looks amazing there. So, obviously, if you spend, you know, $ 2,000 on building your PC platform, it will look better on that. But the graphics they are quite surprising. for what you will get from Cyberpunk 2077 on low-end consoles and PCs. "
Could we see a film adaptation in the future? In an interview with VGC at E3 2019, Pondsmith admitted that Keanu Reeves' participation in the game has made the possibility of an adaptation of the Cyberpunk movie much more likely.
"I really can't say anything about it," Pondsmith told VGC in response to whether he is opting for the rights to the Cyberpunk movie. . "But with Keanu Reeves tied to things, it's much more than a possibility."
"At this point, we are teaching people about this new type of cyberpunk. My favorite movie is Blade Runner, but I inherently recognize that it is a brain film and 2049 was even more cerebral. A brain film is not necessarily going to allow that other people enter that space and understand it, but at the same time you don't want to do it completely. "
The Keanu Reeves band gets their first single If the appearance of Keanu Reeves in Cyberpunk 2077 as a rock star was not enough, the punk Refused band is creating music for their band within the game (called Samurai). And if that were not enough, Samurai has released his first single, Chippin & # 39; In, presumably something to do with microchips, so he can already start to get an idea of the night city soundscapes.
There may be three games in development The Polish news site Bankier reported that the president of CD Projekt, Adam Kiciński, had confirmed the existence of another AAA game set in the Cyberpunk 2077 universe, which is probably the next until next year's game, with a secondary team that apparently also works in multiplayer mode. CD Projekt has refuted the claims, while refusing to know if a sequel could appear on the line. To be fair, they are probably focused on getting the main title first.
Choose the protagonists Instead of a main character like the Witcher, it seems we will have some options to choose from. The leading search designer of Cyberpunk 2077, Paweł Sasko, commented that "the player in Cyberpunk 2077 can create a custom character that has one of three origin stories, which we call Lifepaths," each with its own "starting location and history of the history connected with the origin story "(through VG24 / 7).
There will be romance Fans of The Witcher 3's romantic plots will be happy to know that the Projekt CD brings something similar to Cyberpunk 2077 In an interview with GamesRadar, the game's mission designer, Mateusz Tomaskiewicz , confirmed that players can have relationships with different "entities", all of whom will have their own stories, goals and ideas for you to participate. He failed to confirm how many romantic threads the players will have to follow and if any of them will be with Keanu Reeves. However, it seems unlikely.
There will be no morality system Players will not be limited by any morality system in Cyberpunk 2077 that has been confirmed by Mateusz Tomaskiewicz in an interview with GamingBolt. Given the complex nature of the decisions the players made in The Witcher 3, this decision to favor the grays will probably not be a big surprise. This means that if you want to play through the entire game without killing anyone, you can absolutely do it. Or if you want to be the next Angel of Death, you can do it too. You just have to invest in the right skills of the game to do it.
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There is more than Night City From what we have seen so far, the scenario of Night City in Cyberpunk 2077 seems like an impressive, expansive and very neon place to explore. But it won't be the only location in the game to explore. In an interview with VG247, the main search designer, Pawel Sasko, revealed that players will be able to go beyond the walls of the metropolis and explore an area known as "Badlands". Largely desolate and populated by nomads, this area will have its own missions. You can even start the game as a nomad and start your story outside the city.
Multiple finals In an interview with CD Projekt, YouTuber Yong Yea received confirmation that Cyberpunk 2077 will have multiple finals. It has not been confirmed how many there will be, but this is related to the expansive image of the game that is presented and the idea that the players are creating a very personal story.
New Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay shown at E3 2019, but not playable At E3 2019 we had the opportunity to see Cyberpunk 2077 in a closed-door demonstration centered on Pacifica, the southernmost region of Night City, and the character of Keanu Reeves, Johnny Silverhand. The weirdest part? Keanu may indeed be the key to immortality. Yes, you read it correctly.
Within Pacifica, two gangs, The Animals and The Voodoo Boys, fight for supremacy. To meet Bridgitte, the head of the Voodoo Boys, you will first have to deal with Lieutenant Placide, who wants you to infiltrate The Animals' hiding place. His goal, at least they tell him, is to find a high-tech truck that is monitoring all network traffic in Pacifica.
To get to this truck, you'll have to pass in front of The Animals team. It turns out that the reason they are called The Animals is because they take a medication that increases their muscle mass. To overcome them, you will have to fight your way (a risky proposal) or sneak into the hiding place.
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Personalization: advantages, skills and attributes You will customize the appearance of your character; you will customize your backstory; You will customize their basic skills and give them advantages that will make them who they are. If you want a samurai ninja that comes from the streets and has experience in firearms and close combat, you can do it. If you want a super network hacker who can take over the turrets and attack the enemies, you can also do it.
The options are wide and, while not completely unlimited, CD Projekt Red does not want to limit you to a single established playback style or path.
The reasoning behind this, it seems, is to better reflect the source material of the game, a 30-year-old board game called Cyberpunk (however, there was also a later edition called Cyberpunk 2020).
Behind all the hacking and the game of weapons there is a fairly complex role-playing game: the benefits screen we saw during our demonstration had more than 20 benefits to choose from and level up. These advantages affect the way your character plays, but they can also affect the choices you have in conversations with the world's NPCs.
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Vampire Bloodlines and Deus Ex were inspirations for the game Since it is based on a board role-playing game and Cyberpunk is already A massive sub-genre in science fiction, we knew that Cyberpunk 2077 had not been completely taken out of the ether without any influence. But we are always interested in knowing some of the most subtle influences on the game and the way it is played, some of which Quest Director Mateusz Tomaskiewicz revealed in a recent interview with the publication of AreaJugones games.
Tomaskiewicz said that games like Deus Ex, Vampire Bloodlines and Elder Scrolls had influenced him in his work on the missions of Cyberpunk 2077. He cites the original Deus Ex as a particular influence and praises the ways he gives players the freedom to complete missions in multiple ways. This suggests that we can expect great freedom, complexity and nonlinearity in the missions of Cyberpunk 2077, as well as in the protagonist that you will use to cause chaos in the game world, which is something very different from the narrow game loop found. in the sorcerer
The Projekt Red CD is working on two AAA titles, both released by 2021 The Projekt Red CD confirmed that it still plans to release two AAA titles by 2021. Although we know that one of these titles is definitely Sea Cyberpunk 2077 , we are still in the dark about what the second title might be.
This launch window was reaffirmed in the official forums of CD Projekt Red, with moderator Donata Popławska confirming that the study follows its original plan.  "Regarding the strategy of the Projekt Capital Group CD for 2016-2021, his plans to launch the second AAA game for 2021 remain unchanged," wrote the moderator (translated through the user of Resetera Antiax).
However, Popławska did not extend what could be the second AAA title to be launched in this period of time.
"We are currently focusing on the production and promotion of Cyberpunk, so we don't want to comment further. Projects," they continued.
Lady Gaga could be making an appearance? According to the French ActuGaming site, Lady Gaga and CD Projekt Red are collaborating for Cyberpunk 2077 and the artist has already visited the Polish studio to participate in the motion capture, suggesting that she will have a character role in the game.
In addition, ActuGaming states that
Last year, Gaga tweeted a strange mix of letters and numbers, which the official Twitter account of Cyberpunk 2077 responded with "Of course.! Of course we will!", Suggesting! that the actress of A Star is Born would be involved with the game in some way or another.
E3 2018 confirmed features We were able to spend some time watching a demonstration of Cyberpunk 2077 during E3 and learned some interesting things about the game.
It is a first-person role-playing game set in a huge open world known as Night City, a metropolis divided into six districts, each of which offers a different environment to explore. During the demonstration we only saw a small part of one of them.
Players can create their own character called V and embark on their journey to crawl from the most vulnerable area of the crime. This is a dark game and although The Witcher series is mature, this takes it to a new level.
As expected, the game allows you to increase your body using several fragments of technology (illegal or otherwise) and you can use drugs to improve your combat, or a kind of digital hacking called "Braindance". We know that weapons are very varied and very creative, with smart guns and bullets, as well as terrifying Mantis Blades for close combat.
There are no loading screens in Cyberpunk 2077 and the history and secondary searches are branched and numerous, and their options are genuine. impact the result. You can read more about how impressed we were with what we saw.
E3 2018 Secret Message The Projekt RED CD used the Xbox Showcase to show its latest trailer for Cyberpunk 2077. But it's more than just a trailer. Seen by Polygon, there is a moment in the trailer with hidden text with more information about the game that is revealed when the image is enhanced.
In the message, CD Projekt first apologizes for "remaining silent for longer than we planned", but following the The Witcher 3 developer Blood and Wine wanted to wait until he had "something significant and substantial" that to show.
He goes on to say that Cyberpunk's vision is "an alternative version of the future where America is. Parts, megacorporations control all aspects of civilized life, and gangs govern the rest." This game, says CD Projekt, will be a "true game for a story-based role-playing player" in which you can create your own character.
At this time, the developer is not ready to confirm any type of release. Appointment and ask for more patience. He also says he has "no bloody clues" about how big the game is, but says it is "really big."
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Could be in the next generation of consoles CD Projekt Red has implied that Cyberpunk 2077 could be developed for the titles of The current and next generation. GamingBolt reported that during a presentation at the Pareto Securities Gaming Seminar 2018 event, the study's CFO, Piotr Nielubowicz and CEO Adam Kiciński mentioned that Cyberpunk 2077 indicated that it could be being developed for future hardware. The slide in question indicated that the team was developing the title for "current and next generation technology."
Given the current timeline of the game, it may be possible to launch on current systems in April (PS4, Xbox One) and then on gen systems (PlayStation 5, Xbox Two) later in the year.
Will be on Steam Good news Steam fans: Cyberpunk 2077 will definitely come to the platform. At the Pareto Securities Games Seminar (via PCGamesN), the studio's CEO, Adam Kiciński, made a presentation confirming that the game would not be exclusive to GOG. There has been a lot of fury over the "removal" of Metro Exodus on Steam and in the Epic Games Store, but it seems that the Projekt Red CD is moving away from that minefield.
It will be bigger than The Witcher 3 It would have been a pretty safe assumption to say that Cyberpunk 2077 is going to be a great game, but in an interview with MCV in 2015 visual effects artist Jose Teixeira said that It is going to be "much, much bigger" than anything the study has ever done.
In fact, he said that The Witcher 3 was being treated as a learning experience and that they could do better. To do better, the study has doubled in size; Study Chief Adam Badowski says that after The Witcher 3, Cyberpunk 2077 must be "even better, even bigger, even more revolutionary" than originally planned.
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You will travel in more advanced technology than boats and horses Therefore, we know that the game map is going to be intimidatingly large . How are we going to fix it, then? Well, fortunately, getting out of the world of high fantasy gives CD Projekt Red a little more freedom when it comes to creating vehicles.
Don't expect horses and basic boats here –
a job listing for a Senior Vehicle Artist for the study said they are expected to work on "incredibly complex vehicles, planes, motorcycles, robots and mechanics."
There may be multiplayer It was confirmed years ago that the game has multiplayer elements, but it is not clear what exactly they will be. It was said, however, that the game would focus primarily on a single player.
The president of the company said in March 2018 that these elements are not on the table at this time, so it is possible that they are presented after the launch of the game in a kind of online world like GTA Online.
There will be online In addition to multiplayer mode, the CEO of CD Projekt confirmed that there will also be online items for the game. In an interview with the Polish technical site, Strefa Inwestorow Kiciński stated that "online is necessary, or highly recommended if you want to achieve long-term success." At some point, we have mentioned that there will be a certain online element related to Cyberpunk. "
It is not clear whether the online elements will be incorporated into the multiplayer.
But there will be no microtransactions The study also tweeted to quell fears about microtransactions in online components, stating that Cyberpunk 2077 will be "nothing less than" the Witcher 3, and added that players "will get what [they] will pay" with " no hidden capture. "
It seems that while many studies feel the need to move on to a service model to ensure that their titles earn money, CD Projekt remains committed to the experience of a story-based player with Cyberpunk 2077. one who served them very well with The Witcher.