Cyberpunk 2077 prequel, a tabletop RPG starter kit, will be out this August
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If you’re looking forward to the release of Cyberpunk 2077 on April 16, 2020, then you’re going to love the official prequel. It’s called Cyberpunk Red, and it’s the latest version of the original tabletop role-playing game, Cyberpunk 2020. A new starter set titled Cyberpunk Red Jumpstart Kit will go on sale Aug. 1 at Gen Con, the United States’ largest tabletop gaming convention. The full version of the TTRPG will be available at later date.
Publisher R. Talsorian Games released the starter kit’s official box art today, along with the first images of the custom dice that will be bundled inside. At this year’s E3, creator Mike Pondsmith revealed that he’s been spending a lot of time unifying the timelines of the original tabletop game and the upcoming video game from CD Projekt Red. That means the Jumpstart Kit will be the first official peek at the franchise’s updated lore.
In addition to a lorebook and a set of custom dice, the starter kit comes with a full adventure scenario specially made for new players, a set of in-universe news clippings, six pre-generated character templates, and four physical maps. Cyberpunk Red Jumpstart Kit will go on sale at Gen Con 2019 in Indianapolis, where it will be available at the R. Talsorian Games booth for $29.99. That same day, a digital version will also be available at DriveThruRPG.com. Physical copies will go on sale at a later date through the R. Talsorian online store.
Fans can still get the original Cyberpunk 2020 online. However, physical copies are currently out of stock. The publisher even sold through the extra stock it ordered in advance of this year’s E3.
“After E3 last year, we saw a rise in sales of roughly 400 percent,” a representative told Polygon via email. “This year, the increase in sales wasn’t quite as high because we’ve had a steady flow of customers interested in Cyberpunk 2020 and its sourcebooks since then. There was a nice bump of interest which was enough to deplete our stock [. ] even though we had specifically ordered additional copies printed before E3 in anticipation of the rise in sales. In other words, despite ordering extra copies from our printer, we sold out and are grateful to everyone for their interest in Cyberpunk!”
‘Cyberpunk 2077’: CD Projekt Delivers Good News About Release Date
- CD Projekt is confident “Cyberpunk 2077” will be released on September despite the coronavirus pandemic
- “Cyberpunk 2077” has been previously delayed from its initial April release date
- The game is set to be playable on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Google Stadia.
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, “Cyberpunk 2077” is well on track to make its September release date.
In its financial report for investors, CD Projekt confirmed that their timeline for their highly anticipated role-playing game hasn’t been affected by the pandemic. To recall, the team has been forced to work from home due to the infectious coronavirus, raising concerns that “Cyberpunk 20177” may be delayed for the second time.
Moreover, CD Projekt CEO Adam Kicinski emphasized that the whole team behind the game is highly motivated to meet their target release date.
“Since mid-March we have been working from home, while ensuring continuity of all our of operations. Our goals haven’t changed; first and foremost, we intend to release Cyberpunk 2077 in September,” Kicinski wrote in the report.
“We feel motivated and have the necessary tools at our disposal to meet this goal. We also believe that our longstanding strategy of avoiding debt and accumulating cash reserves makes us well prepared to meet any hardships which may be in store during these troubled times.”
Raising further hopes that the game will be released in September, CD Projekt’s head of Studio Adam Badowski tweeted on Thursday (April 9) that the game “has already been rated by the vast majority of rating boards around the world.”
This development means that the content of “Cyberpunk 2077” is complete, and it is likely they are only fixing technical issues and there are no major changes that need to be done in the game.
Moreover, with the game seemingly in its final stage before its release, fans can expect more details to drop in the next few weeks or months.
Just recently, CD Projekt unveiled a new gang called “The Mox” that has been made for the game. In a separate tweet, the company’s global community lead Marcin Momot teased that the said reveal is just the first of a series of updates that is coming as the release date nears.
“Cyberpunk 2077” was initially scheduled for an April 2020 release before it was moved to September 17, 2020. Fortunately, it looks like there will be no further delays this time.
The game is set to be playable on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Google Stadia.
Cyberpunk 2077 Release Date Pushed Forward To September 17th
Cyberpunk 2077 was slated to release on April 16th
CD Projekt Red has some bad news for fans awaiting the release of Cyberpunk 2077 on April 16th. The game’s release date has now been pushed forward to September 17th. The studio explained their decision in a tweet, “We are currently at a stage where the game is complete and playable, but there’s still work to be done,” the studio tweeted in an announcement explaining the move. “Night City is massive — full of stories, content, and places to visit, but due to the sheer scale and complexity of it all, we need more time to finish playtesting, fixing, and polishing. We want Cyberpunk 2077 to be our crowning achievement for this generation, and postponing launch will give us the precious months we need to make the game perfect.”
Cyberpunk 2077 has been in development since 2013 but CD Projekt Red has started disclosing extended gameplay in the past year with the release date approaching fast. Cyberpunk 2077 is going to feature high-end futuristic mechanics, body mods, vehicles, as well as personalization options. Hence, it is understandable that the studio wants everything to be perfect before the final release. However, fans who have been waiting for the game to come out impatiently will surely be disappointed by this news.
The multiplayer option in Cyberpunk 2077, which was previously supposed to debut after the game’s launch, has also been shelved for the time being. CD Projekt Red has commented that the feature probably won’t be available until after 2021.
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Cyberpunk 2077 Release Date Absolutely Not This Year
As E3 2019 approaches, speculation regarding Cyberpunk 2077’s release date runs rampant but one journalist says that release date is ‘absolutely not’ this year.
Cyberpunk 2077 is looking like it’ll be one of the most ambitious titles of the current generation: it’s bigger than The Witcher 3, has a world filled to the brim with unique characters, and last year developer CD Projekt Red dared to show a 48-minute gameplay video. The general consensus regarding the game is that it’s going to be an absolute standout, and so it makes sense that fans are hopeful that CD Projekt Red will release it sooner rather than later.
According to Kotaku’s Jason Schreier, however, a 2019 release date for Cyberpunk 2077 is absolutely not in the cards for this year.
With CD Projekt Red’s CFO saying that E3 2019 is the most important expo in the company’s history, fans can be forgiven for speculating that an upcoming release is in the cards. This year will mark the first time CD Projekt has booked space on the show floor for itself, which means those in attendance will presumably see a large, cyberpunk-themed display showing off the game. The Witcher 3 had previously been on the show floor in 2014, but that was through Warner Brothers. This time around, the floor space for Cyberpunk 2077 is CD Projekt’s own investment from start to finish.
Idk where you saw that rumor but Cyberpunk is absolutely not coming out this year
Gamers attending E3 2019 won’t be able to go hands-on with Cyberpunk 2077, but after last year’s 48-minute demonstration one can only assume that CD Projekt Red still has a thorough, closed-door demonstration to show off. Still, the lack of public-facing gameplay footage lends credence to Schreier’s comments that the game is still far from release-ready.
Perhaps worryingly, one anonymous former CD Projekt Red developer stated that there were numerous parallels between the development of Anthem and Cyberpunk 2o77. With the former having had one of the worst video game launches of all the time, fans can only hope CD Projekt Red releases the game whenever it’s truly ready.
Of course, while Jason Schreier is a knowledgeable journalist, he’s not an official source speaking on behalf of the developers. CD Projekt hasn’t offered a release date for Cyberpunk 2077 as of yet, though perhaps that’s one of the items that will be revealed in Los Angeles two weeks from now.
When the massive game does eventually release it won’t support fan-made modifications at launch, though this may change after its release date. Given its alluring cyberpunk setting, it’s a safe bet to say that there’ll be no shortage of fan-made content for Cyberpunk 2077 if mod support ever arrives.
Before that can happen, of course, fans will need a firm release date. Whatever happens at E3 2019, expect Cyberpunk 2077 to make waves.
Cyberpunk 2077 Still on Track for September Release Date After Developers Start Working From Home
Cyberpunk 2077 is still on track for September.
Posted March 16, 2020, 7:29 p.m.
CD Projekt Red has implemented a work from home policy to adapt to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. However, the company has assured fans that Cyberpunk 2077 is still on track to be released in September.
In a Tweet published on the company’s official social media account CD Projekt Red wrote, “Over the past week, we have been adapting to the situation and gradually rolling out preventative measures across our entire organization. We’ve also been upgrading equipment & infrastructure and working towards enabling our employees to work remotely, from the safety of their homes.”
As a result of these efforts CD Projekt Red says that it’s switching to full remote work “for as long as it is needed.” However, the studio added that the company is “rising to the challenge and showing no signs of stopping in our effort to bring you some kick-ass role-playing action in September.” When IGN reached out for clarification, CD Projekt explained that the developers “are on track with [Cyberpunk 2077] for September 17, 2020.”
Cyberpunk 2077 was originally supposed to be released in April, but the company announced earlier this year that because of the need for further playtesting, fixing, and polishing, that the launch date would be moved back to September. CD Projekt also said at the time that Cyberpunk 2077 was in a “complete and playable” state, but that didn’t necessarily mean that Cyberpunk was in a finished state.
For more, check out IGN’s Cyberpunk 2077 preview for our full coverage. Also, check out our complete list of gaming events and studios impacted by COVID-19.
Matt Kim is a reporter for IGN. You can reach him on Twitter.
Cyberpunk 2077 Release Date: CD Projekt Red shares good news we all want to hear
It looks like one of the most exciting games of a generation won’t be delayed because of the Covid-19 outbreak.
Back at the start of the year, Cyberpunk 2077 was delayed from its initial April 16 release date and pushed back to a new launch day of September 17, 2020 on PS4, Xbox and PC.
Cyberpunk 2077 is the huge new RPG from the makers of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (a game largely agreed to be one of the best role-playing games we’ve seen this generation), so as you can imagine all eyes are on CD Projekt Red’s latest RPG, and anticipation for the game is feverish.
After the last delay, fans were worried that the outbreak of Covid-19 would cause yet more setbacks for the title – after all, we’ve seen the same thing happen to The Last Of Us 2 recently.
Developers from CD Projekt Red have come forward to allay people’s fears, though.
The studio shared some some good news in its 2019 earnings report, and data from the report reinforces the game will not miss its new September release date.
“We’re giving it our all, and thanks to the tools at our disposal we have been able to maintain full continuity of our efforts,” CD Projekt RED Chief Financial Officer Piotr Nielubowicz has said in a recent presentation, assuring fans that the game will drop in September.
“Our goal is clear: In September, we intend to deliver to gamers around the world our greatest production yet, Cyberpunk 2077. The past year was a very intensive period for us.”
It’s worth noting that even though the release date seems relatively in order, the Covid-19 pandemic could have other impacts on the studio.
The language in the report is worded intentionally state that contractors and subcontractors working from home are liable to interruptions, or liable to be put on hold, as per tech issues and availability of development facilities.
We’ll keep you updated as we learn more about the game, and CD Projekt Red’s plans for 2020.
CD PROJEKT RED Announces on the Release Date of Cyberpunk 2077
Due to the coronavirus epidemic, the game industry is having a hard time like many other sectors. The release date of many games was also delayed for this reason. CD PROJEKT RED announced that the release date of Cyberpunk 2077 has not changed.
The coronavirus outbreak has adversely affected many sectors. In many sectors, production has slowed or stopped completely. One of the sectors affected by this situation was the game industry. The release of many games has been delayed.
We have already mentioned that the productions such as The Last of Us Part II, which is one of the games that the players are waiting with great excitement, have been postponed. Cyberpunk 2077, another game that many expect, will be released on the specified date.
Pleasing statement from CD PROJEKT RED:
CD PROJEKT RED, in a statement, announced that they were on the route they had set for Cyberpunk 2077. The game will take its place in the stores on September 17, 2020, which is the predetermined release date. In the statement made on the company’s website, it is stated that they believe that even if the employees work from home, they will continue to progress without ‘major problems’.
“There is no reduction in our motivation and we have all the necessary tools to work remotely,” says CEO Adam Kicinski, “Our plans have not changed. We’re heading to Cyberpunk’s debut in September. ” used expressions.
At this stage, the smooth progress of the business requires serious organizational skills. This makes the stability and support shown for Cyberpunk 2077 stand out. Of course, there is always a chance that the release date of the game will change in our case.
There is no ‘for now’ delay in Cyberpunk 2077:
Statements from Adam Kicinski and CD PROJEKT RED show the firm’s determination. However, we have no idea when the coronavirus epidemic will end. So now we can only hope that the game will not be delayed. CD PROJEKT RED seems confident about releasing the game in its history. The players’ expectations and hopes are that the game will not be delayed.
Do you think Cyberpunk 2077 will be released in September 2020? Or will we have to wait longer for the game to come out? We expect your expectations from the game and your predictions about the release date in the comments.
CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 finally has a release date
Have you heard about Cyberpunk 2077? It’s the next title by The Witcher saga developers, CD Projekt Red. The studio has been perfecting the game for over a decade, and we finally have a release date.
And it’s going to be out sooner than expected.
CD Projekt Red launched the trailer back in January 2018 during the E3 convention. Since then, anticipation for the game has only been growing.
If you want to know why the anticipation, take a look of the reveal trailer:
Cyberpunk 2077 release date
The studio kept the mystery and said, over and over, they needed time to make the perfect game they had imagined. It’s “coming when it’s ready,” were their usual choice of words.
Now, gold news is coming from Polish analyst company Vestor Dom Maklerski. Projekt Red may launch Cyberpunk 2077 between September and December 2019.
Although it’s still a long time to wait, it’s indeed good news Cyberpunk 2077 developer is pushing the game until the PlayStation 5 era. It could mean the game will have two versions: one for PS4 and Xbox One, and one for next-gen consoles.
Androids riding a cab? Source: Cyberpunk 2077.
However, the studio has no plans or a pre-release gameplay demo. If you’re wondering how the game truly looks, keep reading.
Enter Cyberpunk 2077
Let’s talk about what the game is about, so maybe you’re as hooked as me.
Cyberpunk 2077 is RPG based on 1988 tabletop game Cyberpunk 2020. It’s an alternative future inspired in steampunk culture where cyborgs and humans are no longer clearly defined.
Players assume the role of V, a customizable mercenary who levels up, master classes, and enhances her body with tech parts.
V customizing her mouth. Source: Cyberpunk 2077.
V has an arsenal of ranged weapons and melee combat options, all of which you can improve. More so, you can apply your experience points to upgrade the three character classes: NetRunner, Solo, and Techie.
The setting is the dystopian Night City, California, an open world with six different regions. As you get to know the city, you will see how technology has influenced culture, society, and economics.
You will be traveling the city by foot or vehicle and following quest you earn from different factions. For each hunt, you will have different ways of addressing it. Keep in mind, though; your choices will ultimately affect the course of the story.
V’s partner, Jackie, and his reliable vehicle. Source: Cyberpunk 2077.
Let’s sum it up: shooter, RPG, steampunk, tough female lead. Well, I don’t want to oversell it, so it’s best if you see CD Projekt Red 48 minute gameplay:
Why is the game not out yet?
If you saw the gameplay, you might be thinking: “That’s awesome…why is it not in my house yet?” Well, CD Projekt Red still needs to clean bugs and glitches, although you could already be playing the campaign from start to finish.
Furthermore, as the game is almost ready by now, developers are thinking of adding new features.
It’s also worth noticing Projekt Red partnered with Canadian studio Digital Scapes for the title. Digital Scapes was founded by developers from BioWare, creators of the Mass Effect series and the DragonAge trilogy. Digital Scapes pride themselves on multiplayer experiences.
It means Cyberpunk 2077 may have some form of a multiplayer feature. At the very least, the alliance will speed up the development time.
Cyberpunk 2077 Release Date, Reveal, Gameplay, Teaser, Graphics, And Features It Should Have
Cyberpunk 2077 is in development at CD Project Red, the creator of The Witcher series. There hasn’t been much news about the game for over 3 years but finally, it looks like there are signs of life. The following article will discuss the latest we have on Cyberpunk 2077, its release date, possible reveal, gameplay details, and features we want to see.
Cyberpunk 2077 has been in development for a long time and there are many theories and speculations surrounding the game. Some even think that Geralt and Ciri are going to be in the game. But that is unlikely to happen as The Witcher universe is over following Wild Hunt.
Cyberpunk 2077 Release Date And Reveal
Cyberpunk 2077 release date is not yet announced but we expect the game to be out by 2019. Sadly, the pre-production up until 2016 was thrown out the door, otherwise, we may have seen the game this year. Last year, developers confirmed that there won’t be any news about Cyberpunk 2077 in 2017.
Internal issues and politics placed a dark cloud over the game’s development. However, CD Project RED is making sure its new game delivers the best experience possible in terms of gameplay, graphics, and story. For this, the development process will take time which is why we expect Cyberpunk 2077 to release in 2019. But as far as the reveal go, it will happen sooner than expected, something we will discuss further in the article.
But the good news is that there is a chance of a release date announcement this year. As the developer’s official Twitter account has shown signs of life. The Twitter account Tweeted after over 3 years, hinting that something could happen soon.
The dead Twitter account coming back to life sparked hundreds of retweets, and speculation all over the internet. As mentioned above, CD Project Red confirmed last year that nothing will be announced it 2017. Going by their statement and the recent Tweet, we can safely say that whatever they plan to do is happening in 2018.
A possible reveal in the coming weeks? Yes, please.
Cyberpunk 2077 With Photorealistic Graphics
The Witcher 3 raised the bar for what’s possible in terms of graphics on current-gen consoles and PC. Although it was a strain on the hardware, The Witcher 3 was nothing short of eye candy. But with Cyberpunk 2077, developers are taking things even further.
According to CD Project RED’s job listing, the game will feature photorealistic graphics. At the time, the developers were looking for artists for Cyberpunk 2077.
CD PROJEKT RED is currently looking for talented artists to join our environment art team in Warsaw to work on Cyberpunk 2077. The Environment Artist will create a wide range of photorealistic environments in futuristic settings, covering also physicalized objects and destruction models.
With CD Project RED’s job listing, we got a very good idea that Cyberpunk 2077 will raise the graphical bar for others. However, its rumored development issues still are a cause for concern. But from the looks of it, CD RED has it under control.
Photorealistic Graphics also mean that the PC version will require a really strong rig to run it. Cyberpunk 2077 system requirements are expected to be higher than The Witcher 3.
Cyberpunk 2077 Wishlist and Gameplay
Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay details are yet to arrive but we know that it is a sci-fi RPG. It is bigger than The Witcher 3 and will feature side quests, and other activities for the player to engage in, besides the main storyline. The game is set in the year 2077 inside a corrupt and tech-advanced world.
The gripping multi-thread story is set in a sandbox environment of a detailed Night City. The game features “pen&paper” style RPG mechanics that are upgraded for this game. A massive range of weapons, upgrades, and cool gadgets that will reflect 50 years of human progress.
Romance is a key element in The Witcher games and we want to see it again in Cyberpunk 2077. Building relationships within a game adds depth to the emotional connection we create with in-game characters. We end up caring about NPCs and our choices are impacted by our feeling for these characters.
And of course, we need sci-fi sex!
Avoid Deus Ex
Deus Ex is a great franchise on its own but we do not want Cyberpunk to end up being a Deus Ex spin-off. Unique and fresh ideas are the way to go with Cyberpunk 2077. Blade Runner is a great product to look at for developers if they need inspiration. The game features a wide range of implants and tech modification that we expect to be original. The good news is that this is exactly what the developers plan to do. CD Project Red’s press release stated:
The cyberpunk atmosphere, well known from William Gibson’s novels, the “Blade Runner” movie and the famous pen-and-paper game, “Cyberpunk 2020”, will surround the player. The creators promise that “Cyberpunk 2077” will be true to the essence of the cyberpunk genre. Players will be thrown into the dark future of the year 2077 and into a world where advanced technologies have become both the salvation and the curse of humanity. A multi-thread, nonlinear story designed for mature players (a CD Projekt RED trademark) will take place in the sprawling metropolis of Night City and its surroundings. Players will have a chance to visit places well known from “Cyberpunk 2020”, including a combat zone completely taken over by gangs, the legendary Afterlife joint and the nostalgic Forlorn Hope.
More Than One City
The Witcher 3 features a handful of cities and areas of exploration and we want the same from Cyberpunk 2077. However, we have only heard of the Night City which makes us wonder if we get to explore only one gigantic place or more?
Finest of Voice Actors
Great voice acting is what makes or breaks storytelling. Thankfully, if there is one thing we took from The Witcher series is that CD RED has great taste in voice actors. We expect amazing voice actors in Cyberpunk 2077.
What do you expect from Cyberpunk 2077? Let us know in the comments below.
Cyberpunk 2077: Announcement Due – Release Date, Trailer, Gameplay, Pre-order, Characters, Next-Gen, Inside Xbox & everything else you need to know
Welcome to the neon-lit streets of Night City – CD Projekt’s RPG is coming to console very soon!
Thanks to yet another delay, the now infamous wait for Cyberpunk 2077 continues.
Through trailers and gameplay leaks we’ve seen some of the exciting things coming with the game. But that was before yet another heartbreaking delay to Mike Pondsmith’s iconic project.
But the wait for new information may soon be done.
Thanks to a cryptic tweet that just went out on Xbox’s twitter, and the upcoming Inside Xbox demo stream of the Xbox Series X, we expect some new information soon.
Let’s go over what we know so far.
Cryptic Xbox Tweet
So how do we know this is Cyberpunk’s work?
Well, for one, 16 April was the initial release date for Cyberpunk 2077.
And two, “arasaka” – which appears in the code, is the megacorporation in the Cyberpunk franchise.
What this means, we do not know – but it could mean there are no further delays ahead of Cyberpunk 2077‘s 17 September release date.
Who knows, maybe we may see some gameplay very soon.
17 September 2020 is the new release date, after Keanu Reeves had had previously announced 16th April 2020 in the flesh at E3 2019.
CD Projekt Red announced on Twitter “Cyberpunk 2077 won’t make the April release window and we’re moving the launch date to September 17, 2020.”
The Mature-rated RPG is coming to PC, PS4, Xbox One and Google Stadia, but not to Nintendo Switch.
While our hopes for a 2019 release have been crushed, we now know that we are merely 6 months away from playing what will be an iconic RPG.
Keanu Reeves as Johnny Silverhand
The gaming world exploded with excitement when Keanu Reeves turned up in the E3 2019 trailer. He will be playing the iconic Johnny Silverhand, a well-known character from the original 1988 Cyberpunk tabletop game.
CDP’s interpretation of Silverhand will take the character in a new direction (considering Silverhand is already dead and lives on in V‘s head as a digital ghost).
In the 1988 game, Silverhand’s character was a “Rockerboy” – a subclass of street poets, social consciences and rebels of 2000s. Silverhand’s original design was rooted in the tabletop game’s 80s cyberpunk aesthetic, but 2077’s Silverhand has a much rougher aesthetic, still featuring the iconic cybernetic arm.
Although some scenes and driving scenarios switch to third-person view, Cyberpunk 2077 involves an awful lot of first-person shooting.
It’s chaotic, fast-paced and exhilarating nature was shown off in the opening moments of the demo, where the main character, V, peeks from behind cover and showers a gang of organ scavengers with bullets from their machine pistol.
Each shot carries a numbered indicator, showing the player the amount of damage that has been dealt (like in Bungie’s first-person shooter Destiny 2).
There’s quite a bit of speculation over what abilities V has, as they were made out to be swift and agile in the 2018 gameplay demo.
V had the ability to run and slide to cover whilst triggering a slow-motion ‘bullet-time’ mode.
We also saw a ton of cool weapons – a modified ‘tech shotgun‘ can penetrate enemy cover, which can be used in combination with V’s upgraded optic implant.
Alternatively, a ‘smart rifle‘ will lock onto multiple enemies and fire bullets that track their intended targets.
This is a CD Projekt open-world RPG, but with all the perks of a first-person shooter.
Where is the Night City?
As mentioned earlier it’s set within Night City, a city between San Francisco and Los Angeles that already exists in the Cyberpunk universe.
Punks once wandered these foggy streets, but Cyberpunk 2077 will show us what happened to the city in the aftermath of the war.
Thanks to the inclusion of some new technology, Cyberpunk 2077’s Night City feels alive and bustling with crowds, however, it’s unclear how dynamic this world really is.
The city will be absolutely massive. It features six districts that seamlessly blend into each other without any loading screens. The driving aspect of the game also looked brand new, and although we’re not sure if there will be the depth of simulation you’ve grown to expect in RPGs like Grand Theft Auto V, it did look smooth.
In an interview with VG24/7 at E3 2019, CDP’s leading Quest Designer Pawel Sasko answered some questions regarding the districts outside the city:
“Players can leave Night City and just explore that area – an area that is mostly sort of destroyed”, following all of the wars, droughts and famines that fill in the 50 years between Cyberpunk 2020 and 2077.
The new Dialogue system
In the case of a lot of RPG’s, dialogue sections usually put the game on hold while characters talk stiffly to each other.
Cyberpunk 2077 has made massive improvements in this area, as this is far from the best way to deliver a greatly anticipated storyline.
All dialogue appears to happen in real-time, and you can continue interacting with your environment while it goes on, so when you focus the camera back on the character, dialogue options re-appear on screen.
This new system feels fluid and natural as it has removed the distinction of entering and exiting a conversation with someone. Everything flows better.
It was officially confirmed by CD Project that Cyberpunk 2077 will have multiplayer, but the multiplayer mode won’t be available until all of the free DLC is released.
For a more in-depth analysis of the game’s customizable features, take a look at our other piece here.
Inside Xbox will be hosting an official livestream to show next-gen capabilities on the Xbox Series X. Microsoft has hinted that this stream may also reveal some games for the upcoming next-gen launch.
It’s possible that we learn more about the progress on Cyberpunk 2077 during the stream, and maybe even see it in action! Tune in to the stream live on May 7th.
CD Projekt Red Shares Some Good News About Cyberpunk 2077
By Tyler Fischer – April 8, 2020 03:51 pm EDT
A lot of games are getting delayed right now, but it looks like Cyberpuhnk 2077 will be immune to the new game delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic. According to CD Projekt Red president Adam Kicinski, Cyberpunk 2077 is on schedule to hit PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia this September. Of course, this could change, but the Polish developer “intends” to release the highly-anticipated role-playing game during the fall month.
“Since mid-March we have been working from home, while ensuring continuity of all our of operations,” said Kicinski, talking about the game during a new investors call. “Our goals haven’t changed; first and foremost, we intend to release Cyberpunk 2077 in September.”
Kicinski goes on to note that CD Projekt Red feels like it has the necessary tools to meet this expectation. Further, the company president points out that the company’s longstanding strategy of avoiding debt and accumulating cash reserves will help it properly navigate any further hardships experienced during these challenging times.
Again, there’s a lot of uncertainty about the future right now. Not just in the United States, but Europe and the rest of the world. It’s unclear how much longer the coronavirus pandemic will disrupt societies around the globe, and it’s unclear what kinda state the global and local economies will be in once this all said and done. In other words, while it’s good to hear CD Projekt Red is confident it will hit the Cyberpunk 2077 release date, this is nothing more than a prediction for now.
Cyberpunk 2077 is poised to hit PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia on September 17. It’s also in development for PS5 and Xbox Series X. For more news, media, rumors, and leaks on the game, be sure to take a second and peruse all of our past and recent coverage of the title by clicking right here.
“Cyberpunk 2077 is an open-world, action-adventure story set in Night City, a megalopolis
obsessed with power, glamour and body modification,” reads an official pitch of the game. “You play as V, a mercenary outlaw going after a one-of-a-kind implant that is the key to immortality. You can customize your character’s cyberware, skillset and playstyle, and explore a vast city where the choices you make shape the story and the world around you.”
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Xbox E3 2019 – Cyberpunk 2077 Release Date Announced
Cyberpunk 2077 is coming April 16 2020
During the Xbox E3 2019 conference this Sunday, we saw a new trailer of CD Projekt RED’s Cyberpunk 2077. The male version of V shows up at a shady neighborhood and gets to a meeting with Dex, the same gangster we saw in last year’s 48-minute gameplay trailer. V is just there to collect some money for a chip. As he goes into the bathroom he remembers the getaway with his friend Jackie. Things go south, and apparently, Jackie dies in the car. Then it cuts back to the room with the gangster, V comes out of the bathroom for some fight scenes, with a lot of melee attacks with the retractable Arasaka Mantis Blades. Finally, V dies, shot by the gangster. Then it cuts to a scene in what looks like the outskirts of Night City, as you lie on the floor, and a man with a prosthetic arm approaches you: “Wake the fuck up, samurai! We have a city to burn.” He squats down and takes off his sunglasses. It’s Keanu Reeves.
As the trailer ended, Keanu joined the stage in a very cool entrance. “I wanna talk to you about something! CD Projekt RED! Cyberpunk 2077!” He said CD Projekt RED approached him a while ago about the game. He talked about it with a lot of enthusiasm, then presented a new video segment or gameplay reel, with the much-anticipated official release date. You can see the full official cinematic trailer below for the full scene with V and the gangsters, and the Keanu segment. There’s no word of whether we will get to see another longer gameplay trailer as we did last year, but it’s very likely a possibility.
Cyberpunk 2077 will release on April 16, 2020, on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The confirmation of a release date ties in with the Standard Edition that was leaked last Friday (as well as the Collector’s Edition that leaked more recently). Although we reported that the release date was in limbo, it seems CD Projekt RED decided to go with a very convenient release date that will give them time to polish the game as well as tie in with the official tabletop RPG Cyberpunk 2020.
The game is now available for pre-order from the official website. However, you can only pre-order the digital editions from either GOG and Steam so far, with the retail editions and the Epic Games Store version set to come soon. The Collector’s Edition is also available for pre-order and comes packed with a number of high-quality collectibles. These include a 25 cm /10-inch statue depicting V in action, a steel book case, a hardcover art book, and more. The Collector’s Edition comes in an impressive box made to look like one of the megabuildings towering over Night City.
CD Projekt RED intends to share more information about Cyberpunk 2077 at E3 2019, behind-closed-doors gameplay presentations for media and business representatives in West Exhibit Hall, as well as presentations for all E3 attendees held at the Cyberpunk 2077 booth in South Exhibit Hall. You can follow the game on Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date with all news or stay tuned to TechRaptor.
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