Hey, What s Up With The Gang Stereotypes In Cyberpunk 2077?



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Hey, What’s Up With The Gang Stereotypes In Cyberpunk 2077?

Despite widespread excitement behind Cyberpunk 2077’s newly revealed gangs, the presence of blatant stereotypes is more than a bit concerning.

If you follow even a little bit of gaming nowadays, chances are you’ve heard of Cyberpunk 2077. CD Projekt Red’s upcoming RPG action-adventure game has been in the works since 2012, and with all the amazing features that it’s said to contain, everyone is already buzzing.

Recently, CDPR announced information about the gangs that players will have to face up against when the game drops later this year. Despite the excitement this news generated, many would rather the tide die down quickly – because all of these gangs have a major problem.

What problem would that be? Well, a lot of them appear to be racist or heavily stereotyped. For example, there’s a gang named “Animals” which entirely consists of African-American members.

On the other side of the spectrum you have gangs like Tyger Claws. I won’t say anything; instead, I’ll let the official explanation from CDPR (as seen on the official CP2077 Instagram page) do the talking.

Tyger Claws is a gang of Japanese origin and stylistic influence, located in Japantown. They’re ruthless and violent in practice, and intimidating in appearance. Katanas, street bikes and luminous tattoos are their trademarks. #Cyberpunk2077

Katanas? Street bikes? Luminous tattoos? I don’t know about you, but that screams Japanese thug/Yakuza stereotype to me.

Then there’s the Valentinos, a gang that seems to be stereotyping Latino people.

What’s interesting about all of this, is that it seems to be going relatively unnoticed. Fans and future players appear to be oddly unconcerned within the Twitter replies of the game’s official account.

Can you imagine what it would be like for people of these cultures to see what CDPR is doing? As far as I’ve seen, no one has publicly called out the Polish studio for these concerning decisions, but there could be a (justified) storm brewing.

And anyways, I thought we left stereotyping of this caliber back in the early-mid 2000s? Doing it nowadays just seems petty, pointless, and overdone. Media projects that go against previously-placed negative stereotypes, even outside the scope of video games, truly stand out from the crowd. Really, I just don’t know what caused CDPR to create such obvious stereotypes for the gangs of Cyberpunk 2077.

However, there is one little glimmer of hope left in this situation. As of May 2020, the biggest thing we know about these gangs is what their logos look like. Sure, some of them have maybe a screenshot or two here and there, but we still haven’t seen the big picture or how they will behave in-game; we have yet to see how gangs’ interactions with each other and the player will play out – and there could be some refreshing surprises in store. So maybe, just maybe, they won’t turn out to be blatant stereotypes after all.

Cyberpunk 2077 releases on Xbox One and Series X, PS4 and PS5, PC and Stadia on September 17, 2020.


Latest Cyberpunk 2077 Controversy Throws Depiction of LGBTQ Identities Into Question

CD Projekt Red is once again finding itself in hot water. Cyberpunk 2077 had a major presence at E3 2019, getting a release date and Keanu Reeves as a character, but eagle-eyed users noticed an unfortunate in-game advertisement. It appears to portray a problematic (to say the least) depiction of a transgender character, one that has made many immediately question how Cyberpunk 2077 will ultimately handle LGBTQ+ depictions in the rest of the game.

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How is this not on my timeline right now, is this real

The image in question was originally discovered in an NVIDIA article detailing the ray tracing found within Cyberpunk 2077. While it’s slightly hard to see in the image as it’s presented, zooming in on the image does reveal the advertisement in question. It features what appears to be a female-presenting figure modeling for an in-universe beverage. Of course, the main point of controversy here is the fact that the model has a clearly visible penis (one that’s not even anatomically correct, by the way).

While the image in itself is disheartening, it becomes even worse when you remember the controversy surrounding the Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter account. Even though the social media team is separate from the development team, it still makes you question how seriously CD Projekt Red, as a whole, is taking queer issues.

As a game in the cyberpunk genre, Quest Designer Patrick Mills described Cyberpunk 2077 as “inherently political.” One of the main elements of a cyberpunk narrative is a focus on marginalized people. Senior Quest Designer Philipp Webber even talked about how it handles topics like gender identity back in 2018. Cyberpunk 2077 is very much an open-ended game, extending to the gender of the playable character. Unfortunately, this doesn’t inspire much hope that it will handle these elements in a meaningful way.

Until we get to see Cyberpunk 2077, we’ll just have to see if this is a one-off instance or a symptom of a larger issue at hand. CD Projekt Red has yet to comment on this latest controversy, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated on anything that emerges.


Cyberpunk 2077: The Power Players of Night City

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Cyberpunk 2077 is well and truly on its way after years of waiting. Having spent years developing the cyberpunk-themed game, CD Projekt Red had announced an April release. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 disrupted most plans we had, and Cyberpunk 2077’s release was one of them. Rescheduled for a September release, we can safely say there won’t be any more delays. CD Projekt’s president recently confirmed they were on track for the new schedule.

The Power-Players in Cyberpunk 2077

One sign that points towards an imminent release is the steady flow of information given out by the developers. CDPR has been tweeting out bits of in-game information. Most of us have a general idea of what the Night City will be like. But now, we have some solid information on the different players ‘V’ will have to navigate through.

Let’s look at the different gangs that dominate Night City’s underground scene.

First off, let’s start off with one of the more humane gangs, shall we?

Formed in 2076 after the death of Elizabeth “Lizzie” Borden, a strip club owner & ex-prostitute who treated her workers fairly and defended them from violent clients, The Mox refer to themselves as “those who protect working girls and guys” from violence and abuse. #Cyberpunk2077

And now, a vicious gang that employs the use of supplements to enhance their physical capabilities.

Animals – an aggressive street-fighting gang from west Pacifica that eschews the use of traditional cyberware. Instead, they use ultra testosterone and animal supplements (like growth hormones). They’re animalistic at heart, and dangerously proud of who they are. #Cyberpunk2077

Valentinos is a gang that follows a strong set of principles.

One of Night City’s largest gangs, the Valentinos are bound by a strong moral code and century-old traditions. Controlling swathes of predominantly Latino areas of Heywood, they treat values such as honor, justice, and brotherhood with deadly seriousness. #Cyberpunk2077

Next up, a little peek into Night City’s Japantown.

Tyger Claws is a gang of Japanese origin and stylistic influence, located in Japantown. They’re ruthless and violent in practice, and intimidating in appearance. Katanas, street bikes and luminous tattoos are their trademarks. #Cyberpunk2077

Moreover, Cyberpunk 2077 will also feature other gangs in the city. However, street gangs are not the only players in the game. In addition to the gangs, megacorporations will also play a massive role in the game.

Unsurprisingly, weapons manufacturers are huge in the year 2077.

Everyone in Night City knows that Militech equals one of the largest manufacturers of weapons and military vehicles in the world. They’ve worked closely with American military and police agencies for years, providing high-grade weaponry and training. #Cyberpunk2077

Given the highly cybernetic nature of life in 2077, it is not surprising that security firms have a lot of influence.

Kang-Tao is a young Chinese company specializing in smart-gun technology and security services. It’s making its way to the top of the weapon industry at a tremendous pace thanks to bold choices, courageous strategy, and government backing. #Cyberpunk2077

Arasaka Corp. is a family firm from Japan. They’re known for providing corporate security, banking, and legal services. One of the most influential megacorporations in 2077, their weapons and vehicles are among the most sought after by police and security forces. #Cyberpunk2077

Founded by veterans of the 4th Corporate War tired of the helplessness of the NCPD, 6th Street was meant to serve and protect the community of Vista del Rey. Today their interpretation of the law and “bringing justice to the city” is questionable and self-serving. #Cyberpunk2077

Well, there you go. Some power players you can expect to run into in the unforgiving Night City. Also, let’s not forget Johnny Silverhand. But who knows how to categorize him?

Game Rating

In case you haven’t heard yet, Cyberpunk 2077 was rated R 18+ in Australia in April. The rating means the game will feature some graphic violence and sex. The game was rated 18+ in Brazil as well, prompting one of the developers to tweet out.

CDPR sure knows how to keep us excited as we wait for the game to finally launch. Cyberpunk 2077 comes out on September 17.



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Cyberpunk 2077 May Feature Tesla’s New Cybertruck

Based on a Twitter exchange between Elon Musk and the Cyberpunk 2077 account, the Tesla Cybertruck might pop up in CD Projekt Red’s sci-fi RGP.

The internet exploded when Elon Musk revealed Tesla’s new futuristic SUV, the Cybertruck, and according to a couple of tweets, the clunky vehicle may also make an appearance in the upcoming CD Projekt Red game, Cyberpunk 2077. Based on a Twitter exchange between Elon Musk and the official Cyberpunk 2077 account, the Cybertruck popping up in CD Projekt Red’s unreleased sci-fi RPG is a real possibility.

The Cybertruck seems like it would fit much better in a world like Cyberpunk‘s Night City than it would in reality, as its thick, metallic style looks like something straight out of Blade Runner. Not only that, but the SUV holds a strong resemblance to the first-generation Pokémon, Porygon. Either way, the vehicle is still in the testing stages, which was clear during the Cybertruck’s shatter-proof window demonstration, which ironically ended in the windows shattering.

As you might have expected, the vehicle will be great for the environment, but what really comes as a surprise is the Cybertruck’s cost. One might guess that a vehicle as large and as unique as this one might run for around $200,000, but it will reportedly only cost $39,900. When you compare that to other environmentally-friendly SUVs, that’s quite the bargain. If you end up buying a Cybertruck, you can be sure to catch the attention of your neighbors, for better or worse.

Cyberpunk 2077‘s exchange with Musk serves as yet another hype-building moment for what is surely the most anticipated game of 2020. Back in July, CD Projekt Red revealed that Keanu Reeves would play a primary character in the game named Johnny Silverhand, which could not have been a better decision given the actor’s immense popularity throughout 2019. Following the fantastic The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, expectations for a futuristic RPG with an incredible level of exploration and depth are through the roof, and most people trust CD Projekt Red to deliver.

Although Cyberpunk 2077‘s futuristic depiction of society may be 57 years away, Tesla’s Cybertruck makes it seem as if we’re closer to that world than we may realize. The game will be available for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia on April 16, 2020, and the Cybertruck is expected to hit Tesla dealerships in late 2021 or early 2022.


Cyberpunk 2077 fresh look teased with Night City Wire in early June

CD Projekt RED seemingly has a new look at Cyberpunk 2077 coming soon. A teased ‘Night City Wire’ is slated for early June.

The trickle of any news regarding Cyberpunk 2077 feels so incredibly slow as we await the much-anticipated game in September, but CD Projekt RED is seemingly about to break the silence and offer a little something new next month. In a recent tease, it appears some new information will be coming on Cyberpunk 2077 in the form of something called the Night City Wire in June 2020.

The tease of the upcoming Night City Wire was made on the Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter on May 5, 2020. Not much more than a name and a graphic at this time, Cyberpunk 2077’s Night City Wire seems to be dropping on June 11, 2020. It’s unknown what this will be, but if its anything like Rockstar’s Wire or the Xbox Wire, we’re hoping the name implies some fresh news on what we can expect in Cyberpunk 2077. At the very least, it could mean a new trailer, gameplay, or feature reveal of the game.

The Cyberpunk 2077 Night City Wire tease is the first major news to come out of CD Projekt RED on the game since they spoke to the studio spoke to its efforts to continue development despite the COVID-19 pandemic. CD Projekt RED has claimed several times that Cyberpunk 2077 is still on track for its September 2019 release date, and recently partnered with Xbox on the announcement of a special Cyberpunk 2077 special edition Xbox One X, which is also coincidentally set to launch in June 2020. It even revealed that work on a new Witcher game will begin immediately after Cyberpunk 2077 launches.

Whatever Cyberpunk 2077’s Night City Wire is, we’ll be looking forward to whatever it is CD Projekt RED has in store for us when the tease comes to fruition on June 11. Stay tune for further news and information.

TJ Denzer is a player with a passion for games that has dominated a lifetime. When he’s not handing out beatdowns in the latest fighting games, exploring video game history, or playing through RPGs with his partner, he’s searching for new food and drinks in the constant pursuit of good times with good people inside and outside the South Texas area. You can also find him on Twitter @JohnnyChugs.



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Cyberpunk 2077 Unleashes New Instagram Filters

Thanks to a new Instagram filter, eager gamers can look the part before embracing the world of Cyberpunk 2077

Developer CD Projekt Red is working hard to get Cyberpunk 2077 ready for release. After almost a decade since it was first announced, eager gamers are still waiting patiently. To tide those fans over, a new Instagram filter has been made available for people to toy with.

The announcement came via social media, with examples of the kind of virtual modifications users can expect. Each filter brings app users into the world of the upcoming video game and allows them to look as though they just walked out of Night City having upgraded their cyberware.

Night City is the fictional setting of the game, located in the Free State of California. The entire megacity is controlled by corporations and the military. Poverty and crime fill the streets, augmented by the rampant use of cybernetic mods.

The open-world Cyberpunk 2077, follows a mercenary by the name of V as he chases what he believes to be the key to immortality, by way of a unique implant. Players will be able to customize almost everything about their character, beyond just their skillset. That includes body modifications, clothes, voice, body type, background and more.

Cyberpunk 2077 releases April 16, 2020 on PS4, Xbox One and PC. The game stars Keanu Reeves.


Cyberpunk 2077 still on track despite coronavirus outbreak

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What you need to know

  • Cyberpunk 2077 is an upcoming first-person shooter from CD Project RED.
  • The team has worked on The Witcher franchise before this.
  • The developer said that despite the coronavirus outbreak, the team was committed to meeting the September 2020 launch date.
  • Xbox Series X owners get a free upgrade if they buy Cyberpunk 2077 on Xbox One.

Cyberpunk 2077 is an upcoming first-person shooter and role-playing game from The Witcher developer CD Projekt RED. The team has been working on this title for many years now, and recently delayed it to September 2020. A lot of polish was needed from the preview we saw a year or two ago.

Many businesses are being closed and employees are being forced to work from home, and it seems like CD Projekt RED is no different. The company has added a lot of policies to keep those working on Cyberpunk 2077 healthy, that includes working from home. Right now, the game is on track for a September release.

Many of you are probably wondering how things are at CD PROJEKT RED right now. Here’s a short update.

Cyberpunk 2077 puts you in the shoes of a mercenary named V. You have to work with a mysterious figure named Johnny Silverhand to discover the secret to digital immortality. However, the game is all about choices so how you do that is up to you.

Cyberpunk 2077 sounds like it has an interesting premise and we can’t wait to see what it’s all about later this year. Hopefully, by then governments and healthcare systems will be able to get the coronavirus outbreak under some control.

Night City

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 aims to be CD Projekt RED’s most ambitious game yet, with a mature story set in the corrupt yet thriving Night City. As V, track down the secrets to digital immortality however you see best.


No next gen upgrade for Cyberpunk 2077 at Xbox Series X launch confirms CD Projekt

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Cyberpunk 2077 is still slated to release in September, but a next gen version of the game won’t launch alongside the new consoles.

Towards the end of last year, CD Projekt suggested that it could possibly bring its next major title, Cyberpunk 2077, to the next generation of consoles, namely the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

During a recent Q&A session, however, senior vice president of business development Michal Nowakowski seemed to confirm that it would be available on the new Xbox, at least as a cross-gen title.

‘In terms of Microsoft’s console, like I said, we have officially confirmed both the update and the cross-gen availability, meaning that you’ll be able to play the game from the get-go on the next-gen,’ said Nowakowski, as reported by VGC.

This also means the game will be part of Microsoft’s Smart Delivery service, which allows players to purchase a game for either Xbox One or Xbox Series X and then get the other version for free.

‘A patch will be available to everybody who purchases the Xbox One version here and now from the get-go, once that update is live, they’ll be able to download that free of charge.’

Nowakowski did mention a ‘full-blown next-gen version’ of the game, which sounded as if he was referring to a completely separate release made specifically for the new consoles, but a spokesperson later clarified that he was simply referring to the aforementioned Xbox Series X upgrade.

As a result, Nowakowski’s statement about its release time means we shouldn’t expect to see the next gen upgrades being released this year.

‘However, when it comes to a proper, full-blown next-gen version, that’s going to come later, we haven’t announced when and I don’t have a new comment here on that,’ he added.

In addition, he was unable to confirm that Cyberpunk 2077 would see a separate released on PlayStation 5.

‘There’s no official announcement coming from PlayStation so we really can’t confirm or deny anything. It’s PlayStation that first needs to address these issues and then we’re happy to make a comment, but we can’t jump the gun ahead of them.’

It seems unlikely that Cyberpunk wouldn’t also come out on PlayStation 5, but the lack of a service like Smart Delivery and no guarantee that the PlayStation 4 version will be backwards compatible puts it in a different position to the Xbox.

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According to the latest financial statement from the studio, president and CEO Adam Kiciński mentioned that the game is still on track to release this September, reconfirming that CD Projekt Red has no intention of delaying the game again.

Very happy to share some progress on this — Cyberpunk 2077 has already been rated by the vast majority of rating boards around the world.

Studio head Adam Badowski even confirmed on Twitter that Cyberpunk has now been rated by the vast majority of ratings boards. This does seem to suggest that the game will most definitely meet its release date and we won’t be seeing another The Last Of Us Part 2 situation.

As far as DLC is concerned, Kiciński has shed a bit more light on that as well. We already knew DLC was planned, but he has now said that we can expect to see some details about it a few months ahead of the game’s release, similar to how CD Projekt handled The Witcher 3.

Cyberpunk 2077 will release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia on 17 September.


Watch Johnny Silverhand Go All Out John Wick In Cyberpunk 2077 Fan Film Teaser

CD Projek’s upcoming RPG Cyberpunk 2077 has been making waves ever since it was first revealed back in 2018. April saw the reveal of the limited edition Xbox One X console and Johnny Silverhand-inspired Xbox Wireless Controller, and just a couple of days ago, we learned that the game will allow players to customise and even combine their avatar’s genitals.

This time, a teaser for an upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 fan film “Phoenix Program” has been posted up, which stars Johnny Silverhand (Keanu Reeves) pulling off some slick John Wick moves. The fan film by T7 Production is directed by action movie director Vi-Dan Tran, and starring a group of cosplayers, led by Maul Cosplay, best known for his Darth Maul (duh) and Geralt cosplay. It’s amazing how much he looks like Keanu Reeves with shades on.

Some might remember T7 Production’s other epic fan film from 4 years ago, Darth Maul: Apprentice, which has 25 million views now. It was also directed by Vi-Dan Tran and starred Maul Cosplay.

The production values are top-notch, and has gotten us even more hyped for the game. But bring on the full film first please, or make it into an official full-length feature film for digital release even! However, due to the COVID-19 situation, the team hasn’t been able to finish shooting just yet, so we’ll just have to keep our fingers crossed for now.

The teaser was also subsequently shared by the Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter account. Special thanks to Geek Culture follower @hey_toan for bringing this to our attention.

Action movie director @ViDanTran teamed up with a group of amazing cosplayers (including our friend @maul_cosplay!) to create a Cyberpunk 2077 fan film!

Check it out for yourself – they just released their first teaser (and we can’t wait to see more):

Cyberpunk 2077 is set to release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on 17 September 2020.

Yonk is a geek who is fortunate enough to have an equally geeky Star Wars fan for a wife, who owns a LEGO Millennium Falcon encased in a glass coffee table as their home’s centre-piece.



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Cyberpunk 2077: The Mox Gang Details Revealed

We’re getting our first looks at the groups that populate the world of Cyberpunk 2077, starting with The Mox.

We’re getting our first looks at the groups that populate the world of Cyberpunk 2077, starting with The Mox.

We’re just a few short months away from the arrival of Cyberpunk 2077, and although we’re sad that we’re not getting our hands on it in April as was initially promised, we’re happy that CD Projekt Red is taking the time to ensure that Cyberpunk 2077 will release as a quality product.

To tide us over, the official Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter account has started releasing some details on what to expect in the game, starting with the gangs and corps that inhabit Cyberpunk’s world. Yesterday, the Cyberpunk Twitter released the first details of a gang called The Mox, who are basically an organized group of prostitutes.

“Formed in 2076 after the death of Elizabeth “Lizzie” Borden, a strip club owner & ex-prostitute who treated her workers fairly and defended them from violent clients, The Mox refer to themselves as “those who protect working girls and guys” from violence and abuse,” wrote CDPR. A charming group, certainly.

Formed in 2076 after the death of Elizabeth “Lizzie” Borden, a strip club owner & ex-prostitute who treated her workers fairly and defended them from violent clients, The Mox refer to themselves as “those who protect working girls and guys” from violence and abuse. #Cyberpunk2077

The brief video shows The Mox’s gang symbol, which is a pink skull with a school girl’s hairdo complete with a pink bow.

CDPR Global Community Lead Marcin Momot said on Twitter that this is just the first in a series of reveals on social media, so we can expect lots more in the coming weeks.


Cyberpunk 2077 “Night City Wire” Event Drops in June, “Stuff Will be Shown” Promises CDPR

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the cancellation of most major industry events, including E3 and Gamescom, but major publishers are lining up to announce their replacement digital events. We know a new EA Play event is happening in June, and the Xbox team will be doing monthly shows all year long, and now the folks at CD Projekt Red have announced…well, something. According to the official Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter account, “Night City Wire” is coming our way on June 11 – or right around the time E3 would have happened.

While we don’t know exactly what form Night City Wire will take, CDPR community manager Marcin Momot promises “stuff will be shown,” hinting it will be some sort of digital event that will likely include some announcements and new footage.

CD Projekt Red was one of the companies listed as participating in Summer Game Fest, the new umbrella branding for most of this summer’s big reveals and digital events. Geoff Keighley made sure to retweet the Night City Wire announcement, so it’s likely he’ll have some hand in the show.

So far, CD Projekt Red has really only shown us a relatively thin sliver of Cyberpunk 2077. Basically, we got a quick glimpse at the streets of Night City and a single mission at E3 2018, and a look at a second mission at E3 2019. Given the name of this new event, hopefully we’ll get a more comprehensive tour of Night City and its many neighbourhoods and factions this year.

Cyberpunk 2077 hits PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on September 17. The game will also be coming to Stadia, Xbox Series X, and PS5. What do you expect the Night City Wire event to bring us?


Will Cyberpunk 2077 Extend CD Projekt’s Meteoric Stock Market Gains?

Actor Keanu Reeves speaks introduced “Cyberpunk 2077” from developer CD Projekt Red earlier this year. He will play a pivotal character in the highly-anticipated game.| Source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

  • CD Projekt SA has been gaming’s best investment over the last ten years.
  • Cyberpunk 2077 will need to be a huge success for that to continue.
  • The company is proving that you can put gamers first and still make money.

CD Projekt SA (WSE: CDR) has easily been this decade’s best gaming investment. For the last ten years, the Polish game developer and publisher has flown largely under the radar with its highly-acclaimed Witcher games.

The company was arguably the first to bring Andrzej Sapkowski’s stories into the mainstream. And now as The Witcher finds universal acclaim, the Polish powerhouse is hoping its knack for spotting hidden gems will continue.

According to Bloomberg, CD Projekt SA has outperformed every other stock in the European Stoxx 600 index by a long margin. In fact, at a valuation of nearly $7 billion, the company returned a whopping 21,000% to its early investors.

That’s all the more remarkable when you consider it is about to overtake Ubisoft, a gaming business that had a head start of approximately 15 years.

Everything Rests on Cyberpunk 2077’s Success

Maintaining that upward trajectory will be no easy feat, though. Unlike gaming behemoths Activision Blizzard and Electronic Arts, CD Projekt Red (the gaming arm) prefers to put all its eggs in one basket. Or in Cyberpunk 2077’s case, perhaps one egg in one basket.

Everything rests on next year’s April 16th release. But the company is no stranger to pressure, even in the face of bankruptcy. The most striking example is their epic fight to keep the rights of The Witcher games.

Now they’re in a much better position financially but the risks to success are still the same. On the back of the hype analysts are betting on a record revenue increase for 2020.

At $845 million, that’s a four-fold increase from the previous record in 2015. Investor profit demands are a new kind of pressure but no less relevant.

Putting Gamers First & Still Making Money

The good news for those looking to invest in the European outfit is that their gamer-centric reputation remains intact. It’s no surprise that CD Project Red is gaming’s good guy and probably deserves all your cash.

Gaming is a global phenomenon and the company is competing with the big boys exactly the way it should – by putting its worldwide community first.

As the game enters its final stages of development, it’s sparing no cost. It plowed more than $10 million into the title in the third quarter of 2019 alone.

Now as it most likely catapults above Ubisoft, its next target is Electronic Arts with a lofty $30 billion valuation. And that’s a juicy prospect when you consider EA’s awful reputation.

Will Cyberpunk 2077 Extend CD Projekt’s Massive Stock Market Gains? The answer is almost certainly a yes. But you’ll still have to wait almost four months a lifetime to find out.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Devs ‘Don’t F*ck Around’ – But Why Are You Surprised?

Cyberpunk 2077 promises very much an 18+ rated experience with all the mature content you’d expect from a CD Projekt Red-developed dystopian RPG. | Source: CD Projekt Red

  • A leak has revealed that the Brazilian classification board has assigned Cyberpunk 2077 an 18+ rating.
  • Content descriptors include almost every vice under the sun from violence to drug use to the peculiarly translated ‘intense sexual relation.’
  • The lead quest designer on Cyberpunk 2077, Paweł Sasko, says CD Projekt Red doesn’t ‘f*** around.’

The Polish developer makes phenomenal games, including arguably one of the best open-world RPGs of the past decade (or I’d wager, ever) in the shape of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Then there are the player-friendly policies such as free post-launch DLC and content for everyone. Or launching Cyberpunk 2077 on GeForce Now on day-one while other AAA publishers line up to remove their games from Nvidia’s service.

CD Projekt Red was also the first to raise their hands for Xbox’s upcoming Smart Delivery feature. Owners of Cyberpunk 2077 on Xbox One will automatically receive an Xbox Series X update for the game free of charge.

The list goes on. The developer’s employees boast a fierce PR game, exemplified most recently by the lead quest designer on Cyberpunk 2077, Paweł Sasko.

Brazilian Classification Board Cyberpunk 2077 Rating Leak

First, some context. Reddit sleuths picked up on a since-deleted rating for Cyberpunk 2077 published by the Brazilian classification board. This being the internet, snapshots were taken, and the evidence saved for posterity.

Unsurprisingly, the game promises what’s very much an 18+ rated experience with all the mature content you’d expect from a CD Projekt Red-developed dystopian RPG.

The translated breakdown of the offending content is something to behold. The list starts with illicit drug use and foul language before quickly ramping up with mentions of violence, nudity, and prostitution, and “intense sexual relation.”

The descriptors certainly turned some heads – more than likely due to flourishes of the botched translation.

CD Projekt Red Means Business

Following the leak, CD Projekt Red’s Paweł Sasko jumped on Twitter to ask fans whether they were surprised at the 18+ rating. More a rhetorical question than a genuine plea, Sasko explained:

We wouldn’t expect anything less from CD Projekt Red.

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This article was edited by Josiah Wilmoth.


Cyberpunk 2077 gets 15 minutes of dazzling new gameplay footage

A fresh look at 2020’s most anticipated game.

Cyberpunk 2077 might be the most anticipated game of 2020 and this week 15 minutes of brand-new footage was revealed, in a video focused on the impact different play styles will have in this upcoming open-world RPG from CD Projekt Red.

The footage appears to a shortened, tightly edited version of the 45-minute demo CNET and others were shown behind closed doors at E3 this year .

Like the E3 demo, the video shows off a dynamic, fluid class system that allows players to approach similar situations in wildly different ways, depending on how you upgrade your character’s skills throughout the game. Netrunners, for example, can play more stealthily and sneak through sections by hacking locked doors. Players with strength based builds can literally rip doors open with their bare hands.

Cyberpunk 2077 stole the show at this year’s E3, first by revealing that Keanu Reeves would be playing a huge role in the game and, second, with a 45-minute demo that expanded brilliantly on what was shows one year earlier during E3 2018.

But Cyberpunk 2077 will live and die based on its world-building, which, based on what we’ve seen so far, seems spectacular and a possible new benchmark for open-world games in general. Here’s hoping the final product lives up to the early promise.


Grimes just leaked some Cyberpunk 2077 details

Claire ‘Grimes’ Boucher just dropped some interesting Cyberpunk 2077 details during a live stream to celebrate her new album.

In the highly anticipated upcoming RPG, Grimes plays Lizzy Wizzy, front woman of Lizzy Wizzy and the Metadwarves. Sounds a bit Hitchhiker’s Guide, doesn’t it?

Fair warning — the details spilled by Grimes in the live stream contain a plot spoiler and reference to suicide.

“I play a pop star who committed suicide on Stage” she told fans. “They had to come quickly and perform emergency surgery and replace her whole body with cybernetics while she was dead for an hour and then she finished the show as a cyborg. One of the greatest pieces of performance art ever made” (via Polygon).

The video has since been marked as ‘private’, rendering it unwatchable. This may suggest that the game’s developers, CD Projekt Red, weren’t too happy with the reveal.

One Cyberpunk 2077 fan on Reddit spotted a headline, appearing in the original E3 demo from way back in 2018, reading “Death at Lizzy Wizzy Concert”. So, this chimes in with Grimes explanation of her character’s story.

Grimes isn’t the only high-profile face to appear in the game, Keanu Reeves also appears, with a motion-capture performance in the role of ‘Johnny Silverhand’.

Reeves’ character is a strange mix of underground rebel and celebrity band front-man. He told Entertainment Weekly:

“Yeah, he has this kind of corporate para-military background and got injured, and he has this kind of bionic arm now. He started a band called Samurai that he’s the lead singer of, and, you know, he’s kind of a rebel leader against the corporate-ocracy.

“Yeah. I met with CD Projekt Red in July of last year, and they had a bit of a demonstration, and they walked me through the character, and what they knew of the game. I had mo-cap experience through The Matrix, so that idea wasn’t foreign to me, in terms of being able to play a role, and being able to embody a role and then do the voice. The game, and the world and the story they were talking about is really cool. Especially as an open world role-playing game, I think as far as those games go, they do it really well. I could see from the quality and from the depth of the storytelling.”

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