Far from your traditional open-world action adventure game, Cyberpunk 2077 adds some extra grit and attitude to the gameplay experience. The game will feature Keanu Reeves in a major role, and if that isn’t enough to excite you on its own, we don’t know what would.
Cyberpunk 2077 is adapted from a tabletop game created in 1988. This game is set fifty-seven years into the future from the original Cyberpunk 2020.
First Person Perspective: You’ll take on the role of “Mercenary V,” and while the character has a specific name and occupation, the player is entirely customizable. This gives you the ability to alter your appearance and clothing to assume the likeness of anyone you choose, including yourself. This makes the game more personal, giving you the opportunity to fight, hack and kill as a character that bears a similar resemblance to you, or someone who’s completely the opposite.
Unprecedented Depth: Cyberpunk 2077 is set in “Night City” which is actually a fictional city based in California. The city itself consists of six different regions which allow for a much more expansive game. You’ll travel from the slums to the suburbs as you walk, run or drive through. The game includes English speaking characters, as well as non-English speaking characters. For those players that aren’t bilingual, there are translator implants that can be purchased so you can keep up with what every character is saying.
Automated Vehicles: The vehicles are autonomous so you can actually shoot and fight enemies instead of worrying about the act of steering the vehicle. You can do everything from changing radio stations and to even running over pedestrians while behind the wheel. The game designers went to great lengths to ensure that the game is as real as possible.
Cyberpunk 2077 is developed and published by CD Projekt Red and will be released for PS4, Xbox One and PC on April 16, 2020.
Coming off of CD Projekt RED's success of The Witcher III: Wild Hunt, Cyberpunk 2077 is easily Game Informer’s most anticipated game of the year. The amount of graphical detail shown in the trailers and lengthy gameplay videos led many people to believe it was going to slide to the next-generation machines, but that isn't the case: Cyberpunk is heading our way April 16 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The wealth of choice for story and combat looks dizzying, as does the thought that we have a huge, thriving open world called Night City to explore.
Players take on the role of V, a completely customizable character that players can shape cosmetically and in talents. V is a mercenary who can specialize in hacking (NetRunner), combat (Solo), and machinery (Techie). As the game unfolds, players can raise their expertise in these fields with implants, which can even enhance movement. V can gain arm blades that can be used as weapons or to scale walls.
V’s choices are dictated by the player, including who is considered an ally. One of these voices is Johnny Silverhand (played by actor Keanu Reeves), a digital ghost that will either help or haunt V, depending on how their relationship unfolds through the player choice.
Cyberpunk 2077 is based on the board game series from R. Talsorian Games in the 1980s, which released a new tabletop starter set called Cyberpunk Red which serves as a prequel to the forthcoming video game.