As promised a few days ago, CD Projekt Red has released the first trailer for their upcoming futuristic, open-world RPG, officially called ‘Cyberpunk 2077′. Without further ado, here it is:
The developers say that the game is still in the early stages of development, and that you should expect it to come out somewhere in 2015. Fans can also stay up to date with it through the game’s blog. Also, while it seems that the trailer is completely made out of CGI footage, the development team wants ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ to look exactly like that when it’s ready.
Our take: Could it be possible? Well, seeing how beautiful ‘The Witcher 2’ is, we wouldn’t rule out the possibility. Moreover, can this also be for the next-gen consoles? With all that power they supposedly have, again, we would say it’s quite possible.
So what’s with that trailer?
It seems that in the world of ‘Cyberpunk’, many people modify themselves with artificial elements, often in pursuit of some ideal beauty (kind of like in ‘Deus Ex’). The problem is that these “augmentations” can lead to people going crazy, because the artificial components clash with the organic ones. In ‘Cyberpunk 2077’s setting of Night City, special MAX-TAC agents, also known as Psycho Squad, are deployed to fight against those who lose control (like the woman featured in the trailer).
CD Projekt RED managing director Adam Badowski provided some insight into how commonplace body modification is in Night City:
In 2077 as we imagine it, technology will be so advanced that implants will fit in the tip of a needle, making modification easy. The decision to change will therefore be largely aesthetic and ostensibly harmless. Realskin synthetic skin looks real but is better than real. It’s soft, it has pores that subtly release sweat, but it is so much more. It’s amazing, those who adopt it look like pumped, modified dolls, because they are perfect, or some version of it. When people choose modification, they’re making a statement, they’re expressing a preference
When somebody walks around with a chrome hand, it’s not because there’s some underlying technology that makes their hand look like that. It’s because they think chrome hands look cool. When somebody has a leg with servomotors, it’s because they choose to look extreme (like the best new carbon fiber bike). And their choice is completely based on style, it extends and enriches their style. You’ll get access to a rich arsenal of firearms, but if you want to have blades because they look cool, go for it. All these elements will make it into Cyberpunk 2077. ‘Style Over Substance’ is our core theme, after all
At the beginning of the game, players will create their own character, and then they’ll jump right into Night City, which will feel like a truly open-world metropolis, according to Badowski:
Both the city and game world will be vast. We don’t want to make a game where, for instance, you close off a street because a quest needs to play out there. Ours will be an open world, you’ll feel the vastness of what surrounds you, you’ll feel that you’re there and you can go forth and explore. That’s the feeling I had when playing GTA or even older games like Nomad Soul. I’m sure I wasn’t alone. Personally, I dislike playing through a mission, turning left and not seeing a thing, or worse, seeing some car blocking my way. That’s done for game purposes, but we want to find another way for Cyberpunk 2077
OK, that’s ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ for now, but what’s the surprise?
The surprise comes in form of a hidden message left by the developers at the end of ‘Cyberpunk 2077’s trailer. It speaks of a much closer project to be completed, which will supposedly be revealed on February 5th:
Do you like our latest creation? We certainly hope so. You may remember that we sometimes send you guys secret messages like this. It’s a great way for us to speak right to you instead of burying ourselves in corporate mumbo-jumbo!
We are about to reveal our other project which is much closer to being completed and yes, it will also be a fully open-world game with an intense story. You can probably guess the game we’re talking about. On the 5th of February it will all be clear
Jumping to conclusions isn’t something we usually do, but in this case, it’s more than likely that the project the message is talking about is ‘The Witcher 3’.
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Vlad Pintea is looking forward to ‘Cyberpunk 2077’. It looks like a promising title, even though he hates the futuristic setting in pretty much every media out there. Also ‘The Witcher 3’? Hell yeah! You can contact him via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, on Skype, My IGN, Steam (all at the same name: vlad94pintea) or Facebook (Vlad Pintea). Have a good day and remember! Stay calm and keep on gaming!