Because the developer’s follow-up to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, CD Projekt Pink’s formidable Cyberpunk 2077 is without doubt one of the most extremely anticipated video games of the previous few years. Though it has been a number of years since Cyberpunk 2077′s announcement, the sport is sort of right here, and CD Projekt Pink followers now know sufficient about its story and gameplay to carry them over till its launch date.
The first Cyberpunk 2077 teaser trailer got here out again in 2013 – earlier than the launch of The Witcher 3 – after which there was a prolonged drought of data. It wasn’t till E3 2018 that followers obtained one other have a look at Cyberpunk, this time in a full Cyberpunk 2077 cinematic trailer that launched viewers to its hyper-violent Night time Metropolis setting. CD Projekt Pink additionally introduced Cyberpunk 2077 was first-person, which seemingly made some The Witcher followers involved about whether or not the developer might pull it off.
Because the E3 2018 trailer, although, CD Projekt Pink has been extra talkative, regularly revealing extra particulars that eased a few of these worries. Now, few parts of Cyberpunk 2077 are nonetheless at the hours of darkness. This is every thing recognized about its launch date, gameplay, and story.
After CD Projekt Pink delayed Cyberpunk 2077 in January 2020, the sport’s launch date was moved from April 16, 2020, to September 17, 2020. A couple of days earlier than the delay, Sq. Enix had delayed the Closing Fantasy 7 Remake into April, making it one of the crucial absurdly packed months in gaming historical past, however the Cyberpunk delay unfold issues out once more. When the delay was introduced, CD Projekt Pink stated it might launch extra common information drops in regards to the sport within the time main as much as its new launch date, giving followers one thing to sit up for.
CD Projekt Pink has put a lot emphasis on Cyberpunk 2077 as a choice-driven sport. A prolonged Cyberpunk gameplay deep-dive video proven at PAX West 2019 detailed the playstyles potential with the sport fluid skill-tree system. Gamers can create combat-focused “solo” characters that take down enemies with brute drive, hacking-focused “netrunners” that use enemy tech in opposition to them, and extra. It is even potential to play Cyberpunk 2077 with out killing anybody.
The PAX demo additionally revealed particulars about Cyberpunk 2077′s character creation. At first of the sport, gamers will first select a background for his or her character (resembling “Avenue Child” or “Company”), then select their character’s physique kind and customise their look. CD Projekt Pink has stated the sport will characteristic extra romance choices than The Witcher, branching out past these video games’ heterosexual relationships.
Followers all for seeing extra gameplay can take a look at the 48-minute Cyberpunk 2077 demo from 2018 beneath – although understand that Cyberpunk 2077 is noticeably completely different from the 2018 footage, in line with CD Projekt Pink.
Whereas each the 2018 and 2019 gameplay demos confirmed parts of Cyberpunk’s story – introducing characters like protagonist V and V’s buddy Jackie, in addition to factions just like the Animals, Voodoo Boys, and NetWatch – the most important reveals got here within the Cyberpunk 2077 E3 2019 trailer. The trailer confirmed Jackie’s loss of life after a heist gone improper, adopted by V being attacked and falling unconscious. The trailer then unveiled Keanu Reeves’ “breathtaking” look in Cyberpunk 2077. In line with E3 2019 Cyberpunk particulars later revealed by CD Projekt Pink, Reeves portrays Johnny Silverhand, a “digital ghost” that exists in V’s thoughts. Silverhand seems to be a byproduct of a mysterious microchip implanted in V’s head that supposedly incorporates the key to immortality. Not a lot else is thought in regards to the central plot, however it is going to seemingly heart across the thriller of Silverhand’s look, since Keanu Reeves’ character has essentially the most NPC dialogue within the sport.
Cyberpunk 2077 is slated to launch on September 17, 2020 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.