Cyberpunk 2077 Official E3 2018 Trailer Released – Contains “Hidden” Message
As expected, CD Projekt RED released the official E3 2018 trailer of the Cyberpunk 2077. Most probably by now, you know already that these are the same guys behind the Witcher 3 Wild Hunt – a very successful single player role playing game. While we may not get any Witcher 4, CDPR promises that Cyberpunk 2077 will be (much) bigger than Witcher 3. The trailer below gives us an idea how big this upcoming game will be. As expected, the game contains strong mature content and it’s clearly not for kids! Click away kids! The company also added a secret or hidden message on the video. You may not notice it because it looks like just some random text (that appeared for a split second), but it contained some information regarding Cyberpunk 2077. Check out the official Cyberpunk 2077 E3 2018 trailer below as well as the hidden message located at the end of the video.
Cyberpunk 2077 Official E3 Trailer and Hidden Message from CDPR
Below is a transcript of the hidden message from CD PROJEKT RED Team found at the end of the video. The message only appeared for a split second and was split into two frames. I had to extract and overlap each frame to view the hidden message.
It’s been over 2077 days since we announced our plan to develop Cyberpunk 2077. We released a CGI trailer, gave some interviews and… went dark. Normal procedure for these kinds of things – you announce a game and then shut up, roll up your sleeves, and go to work. We wanted to give you The Witcher 3 and both expansions first, which is why this period of staying silent was longer than we planned. Sorry for that.
As soon as we concluded work on Blood and Wine we were able to go full speed ahead with CP2077’s pre-production. But we chose to remain silent. Why? At some point, we made a decision to resume talking about the game only when we have something to show. Something meaningful and substantial. This is because we do realise you’ve been (im)patiently waiting for a very long time, and we wouldn’t want anyone to feel that we’re taking this for granted. On the contrary – it gives us a lot of extra motivation. The hype is real, so the sweat and tears need to be real, too :).
But to the point. Today is the day. If you’re seeing this, it means you saw the trailer – our vision of Cyberpunk, an alternative version of the future where America is in pieces, megacorporations control all aspects of civilised life, and gangs rule the rest. And, while this world is full of adrenaline, don’t let the car chases and guns mislead you. Cyberpunk 2077 is a true single player, story-driven RPG. You’ll be able to create your own character and…, well, you’ll get to know the rest from what we show at our booth at E3. Be on the lookout for previews!
Before we finish, you probably have some questions, right?
When? When we told you we would only release the game when it’s ready, we meant it. We’re definitely much, much closer to a release date than we were back then :), but it’s still not the time to confirm anything, so patience is still required. Quality is the only thing that drives us – it’s the beauty of being an independent studio and your own publisher.
How big? Seriously big, but…, to be honest, we have no bloody clue at this point in time. Once we put it all together, we will openly tell you what you can expect. And we promise we’ll do this before we start talking about any pre-orders or ask anything of you.
Free DLC/Expansions/DRM? Expect nothing less than you got with The Witcher 3. As for DRM, CP2077 will be 100% DRM-free on PC.
Microtransactions? In a single player role-playing game? Are you nuts?
Once again, thank you for your patience. If you have a minute, do visit cyberpunk.net and share your opinion (about anything) with us. We read everything you post and we treat it very seriously.
Yours, CD PROJEKT RED Team
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CDProjekt RED releases trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 with secret message
Developer CDProjekt RED has released a trailer for its current project, titled Cyberpunk 2077. The game is based on the pen-and-paper RPG ruleset and will
Shunal Doke Jan 12, 2013 12:28:30 IST
Developer CDProjekt RED has released a trailer for its current project, titled Cyberpunk 2077. The game is based on the pen-and-paper RPG ruleset and will heavily feature dystopia and cyberpunk elements, as you can guess from the name of the game.
The trailer, while not giving any of the gameplay away, gives an idea of the general theme of the game. It seems like the world of the game will be a very dark place and time to be.
It was later discovered by a member of the NeoGAF forums that CDProjekt RED seems to have hidden a secret message in the trailer. The secret message seems to be about the announcement of a new game. The message reads: “We are about to reveal our other project which is much closer to being completed, and it will also be a fully open world game with an intense story.“
“You can probably guess the game we’re talking about,” it prompted. “On the 5th February, it will all be clear.”
Most of the speculations about this secret message point towards the next game in the series that made the company famous – The Witcher. It will be interesting to see an open-world Witcher game.
According to the company, the world of Cyberpunk 2077 presents a grim vision of the future. Tech advancement went hand in hand with the decay of society. Body augmentations invented to serve society simply multiplied the problems and sometimes lead to mayhem on the streets. New inventions led to addictions and poverty became an even larger problem.
Cyberpunk 2077 seems to be a depressing game
In Cyberpunk 2077, the player will be thrown into a dark future. The metropolis of Night City is a stage set to tell the tale of one individual, raised on the streets, who tries to lift himself up from the gutter and find a way to survive amongst boostergangs and megacorporations in a city of filth and sin. Drugs, violence, poverty and exclusion haven’t disappeared by 2077, as people stayed they were for centuries – greedy, closed-minded and weak. But not only ghosts of the past trouble mankind, but new issues have appeared. Psychos go on rampages and the streets are filled with junkies addicted to a new form of entertainment – the braindance, a cheap way to experience the emotions and stimuli of someone else, someone living a more exciting life.
Braindances, which seem to feature heavily in the trailer, are digital recordings of a person’s experience. The viewer can stream a braindance directly into his neural system via special brain augmentations, called a BD player. Braindances allow the viewer to experience all brain processes registered, including emotions, muscle movements and all stimuli perceived by the recording person.
The range of themes for these recordings varies from simple braindances made by megacorporations, which, for instance, allow the viewer to feel the full experience of an explorer with all its thrills, sweats, smells, views, sounds and the real feeling of curiosity that pushes men to go beyond the horizon against fear and physical weakness. But there are also more controversial sides of braindance, because some recordings are created illegally in the underground. Entering the mind of a serial killer means not only seeing the monstrosity he performs, but also living his lust to kill and fulfillment.
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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Secret Message Deciphered By Fans
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has just been announced and with that, there was an updated page on the site that included a secret message. Some dedicated fans were able to decipher a secret message in these ruins.
Twitter user LaRedDeErudito and a friend put in the work and figured out what the runes meant and found that there was a secret message on the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla official site.
The Twitter user described the process as deciphering the secret message on the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla page as follows:
I managed to extract the whole image and started translating. I tried with Elder Futhark and another set of runes but it was futile. I noticed that there was a letter with the shape of an asterisk. It’s called Haglaz and it’s present as such in the YOUNGER Futhark. With a little help (thanks to u/crimsonfox24 and u/Gapthrosnir from the AssassinsCreed Reddit Community!), I learned that Vikings wrote phonetically, and didn’t use two of the same runes after each other. That changes my work ’cause I could’ve translated some runes incorrectly!
He found that the hidden runes were from a verse from a famous Norse poem “Hávamál – sayings of the high one”. These poems were attributed to Odin. This is not the first Odein reference in Valhalla, we have already spotted his statue in the trailer of the game and also his physical representation. The words are as follows:
Deyr fé, deyja frændr, deyr sjálfr it sama. ek veit einn at aldrei deyr, dómr um dauðan hvern.
Cows die, kinsmen die, so must die oneself the same. But I know one thing that never dies, each dead man’s judgment.
We are not sure how this ties in with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla but keeping in mind that there will be an element of settlement building, you will do your best to prosper and grow. That will make your reputation better after your death. But this is speculation at this point.
In AC: Revelations, Ezio talks about the meaning behind the Creed and mentions that if you have freedom then you should not take it lightly. With great power comes great responsibility. Our fate is not written in stone, so we must build ourselves a good one.
We will have to wait and see whether this happens in the actual game. Let us know what you think about this Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Secret Message and what you make of it.
CD Projekt RED Says There’s No ‘Hidden Agenda’ Behind Cyberpunk 2077 Delay
CD Projekt RED’s Senior Quest Designer, Philipp Weber, has downplayed recent rumors surrounding Cyberpunk 2077‘s delay, and insisted that there’s no “hidden agenda” behind its decision.
Although many expected the delay, its announcement prompted a number of rumors – from the game being unoptimized to CD Projekt RED targeting next-gen consoles. Weber insisted that none of the rumors are true, and implied that the studio is merely taking its time to ensure that it releases a high-quality product.
Weber wrote on CD Projekt RED’s official forum:
Cory Barlog hit the nail on the head. Of course we’re optimizing for the Xbox One, and for the PlayStation, and for the PC, because that’s what you do in the last stretches of game development. While the game is made, lots of things are unoptimized, because they’re all in flux, changing, and still not finished. So simple answers like, ‘They delayed the game because of X’ might make for a good rumor, but don’t hold a lot of truth. There’s always many reasons. Among them, and I can speak for myself, simply fixing bugs, so the game is as polished as possible. No hidden agendas, just working on making the game better.
Barlog took to Twitter last week to address one of the aforementioned rumors, and explained why video games often run badly during development. To read his thoughts on the topic, check out our recent article.
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Cyberpunk 2077 development began in full after Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone released
CD Projekt Red’s long-awaited Cyberpunk 2077 was announced way back in 2012. Now, three and a half years on from The Witcher 3‘s release, we’ve seen two trailers and one long gameplay slice. How long has Cyberpunk 2077 development really been going on for? Apparently, not as long as expected.
French site Jeuxactu interviewed lead cinematic animator Maciej Pietras last week (via IGN) about Cyberpunk 2077 and its long development cycle. Pietras explained (via Google Translate) the early development of the upcoming sci-fi RPG.
“We officially announced Cyberpunk 2077 in January 2013 through a teaser trailer,” he said. “But as we needed all the forces of the studio to advance and complete The Witcher 3, the production of Cyberpunk 2077 remained unresolved. It was only after the release of the “Hearts of Stone” expansion that the whole studio really started working hard on Cyberpunk 2077.”
Pietras referenced 2014 as the year Hearts of Stone released, although it was actually released in October 2015. It may be he misspoke, as Pietras said later in the interview that a good chunk of CD Projekt Red was working on Cyberpunk 2077 in 2014.
A hidden message in the E3 2018 Cyberpunk 2077 demo suggested that the game didn’t enter full development until after The Witcher 3‘s Blood and Wine expansion. While this doesn’t line up exactly with Pietras’ comments to Jeuxactu, it makes sense that as development on expansion for The Witcher 3 wound down, more developers moved to Cyberpunk.
In any case, Cyberpunk 2077 has been in development for a lot less time than its October 2012 announcement suggests. Pietras’ interview suggests that Cyberpunk 2077 has been in full-time development since some time in 2014 — or October 2015. It’s unclear what Cyberpunk 2077 development looked like prior to that time, with Pietras saying they worked on concepts and established the direction of the game prior to The Witcher 3 shipping.
A team of around 50 people had been working on Cyberpunk 2077 as early as 2013, although it remains unclear what they were focused on at the time. Cyberpunk 2077 is slated to release “when it’s ready” on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
Gaming: Cyberpunk 2077 gets huge gameplay clip; Call of Duty’s final zombie update incoming; Chrono Trigger sequel imagined
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CD Projekt RED just opened a major floodgate of gameplay footage for Cyberpunk 2077, showcasing nearly an hour of previously unseen in-game action that gives us our best look yet at the workings of the Witcher developer’s hugely anticipated dystopian RPG.
With the caveat that everything we see is subject to change, the studio let loose with all kinds of new goodies: Cyberpunk 2077’s robust take on the character creation tool, playthroughs of missions from start to finish, a look at how quest assignments are seamlessly integrated into the gameplay, and — crucially for gamers spoiled by the processing power of current-gen consoles — the near-total elimination of anything that resembles a loading screen.
With violence, swearing, and male and female nudity aplenty, this is one trailer that’s definitely NSFW. Proceed with caution — and maybe grab a snack first:
Cyberpunk 2077 on YouTube
Among lots of other goodies, the clip demonstrates seamless transition between cinematic third-person scenes and first-person gameplay, and shows off an impressive (though no doubt fractionally small) portion of Night City — the game’s northern California metropolis that feels a whole lot like Blade Runner on stimulants.
An eagle-eyed Reddit member happened to snag an image that flashed on the screen near the trailer’s end, revealing a semi-hidden message from CD Projekt RED thanking fans for their patience and feedback, and cautioning that the game’s still “deep in development” and that the clip likely isn’t “what we’ll end up with at launch.”
Keep plugging away, CDPR — we’ll wait. Cyberpunk 2077 has no announced release date, and could land anytime in 2019 — or, perhaps, beyond.
PS4 owners will be able to get their hands on the final Nazi zombie bundle this week, when Call of Duty: WWII releases the fourth and final installment in its undead alt-history with the Shadow War add-on.
The DLC will land with one last story mission, “The Frozen Dawn,” that promises to wrap up the zombie storyline in a quasi-supernatural fashion that’s well outside the franchise’s typical guns-and-bullets wheelhouse. The add-on pack also will come with three new multiplayer maps named to suggest their setting (“Airship,” “Chancellery,” and “Excavation”), as well as a mission titled “Operation Arcane,” which takes the Allies on a raid into a hangar where the bad guys are hoarding some powerful extraterrestrial tech.
PS4 owners get first access to the timed exclusive beginning Aug. 28. Activision hasn’t yet revealed when Xbox One and PC owners can get their hands on Call of Duty: WWII — Shadow War, but, like the bundles before it, it’s definitely headed to both platforms sometime soon.
Finally, here’s a tease for something that’ll never happen — although we really wish someone at Square Enix would surprise us. Owlboy creator Simon S. Andersen’s latest diversion doesn’t involve a game of his own; rather, it’s this nostalgia-peppered video showing his dream of the never-made sequel to Chrono Trigger, one of the Super Nintendo’s most successful and enduring RPGs.
The clip imagines what Squaresoft’s stillborn final sequel in the Chrono series, the never-made Chrono Break, might have looked like, and coupled with the killer MIDI scoring from composer Jonathan Greer, it gives more than a few of us some serious feels.
“I had already known for years I wanted to explore a hypothetical sequel to Chrono Trigger, Cross and Radical Dreamers, but it took me a full year until I figured out how I wanted it to look,” Andersen explained in his YouTube post. “…If the sequel that was planned years ago was revived, this is likely how I would do it.”
Sadly, there’re no plans for a game based on the lapsed Chrono Break idea. At least we have this love letter to a franchise that, along with Final Fantasy, gave tons of western fans an unforgettable 16-bit introduction to the magic of JRPGs.
The Cyberpunk 2077 Trailer May Contain Free Codes for The Witcher 3
So, while we were all enraptured by the Cyberpunk 2077 trailer at E3 2018, some viewers noticed something a bit odd about all that hacking text. When the text start scrolling down, there were two columns containing rows of 25 letters and numbers with a hyphen placed every five characters. For anybody who has entered a code for redemption on the Xbox Store, these look very familiar. In fact, some are saying there are hidden codes for free copies of The Witcher 3 hidden just before the Cyberpunk trailer starts.
I was skeptical, so I decided to check it out for myself. There’s one big difficulty with this whole thing, though. The codes scroll by quickly and even paused it can be hard to make out some of the characters.
THERE WERE WITCHER CODES IN THAT CYBERPUNK TRAILER
Unfortunately, due to time constraints, I only had time to check about ten of them. Most of them gave a message stating the code was invalid. However, one of them did give me a message that the code had been redeemed, so at least a few of them must do something.
Unfortunately, I can’t confirm or deny that the codes hidden in the Cyberpunk trailer unlock The Witcher 3. I can confirm that they do something, though. What you actually get from redeeming them is up in the air, but at least one person says it is The Witcher 3.
There’s plenty of codes there to try out, and there’s always a chance there’s one that no one has redeemed yet. Start the E3 conference footage below, watch carefully, and give it a try. The codes aren’t actually in the version of the trailer posted on the Cyberpunk 2077 YouTube, so you’ll have to view the live version to see them. You might not get anything, but there’s nothing to lose and possibly The Witcher 3 to gain.
We Finally Get a Look at Cyberpunk 2077!
Six years after announcing the game, and five after the first teaser trailer, CD Projekt Red has finally our first real glimpse of Cyberpunk 2077. I think it’s safe to say it was the greatest trailer of all time for what might be the greatest RPG of all time? Okay, I’m exaggerating. Cyberpunk will just be the greatest game of its generation.
Taking place in Night City, California, Cyberpunk 2077 puts the player in the customizable shoes of a hired gun named “V” and throws them into a world of brain jacks, robotic modifications, and cyberpunkian dystopia. A hidden message from CD Projekt Red confirmed a few things. V will be a creatable character. There will be no microtransactions. The company promises the DLC and expansions will be handled just like The Witcher 3. Right now they will not speculate on a release date or the size of the world.
As for the trailer itself, it was absolutely packed with hidden details. Cyberpunk 2077‘s world is one of mega-corporations and public unrest. One of the largest corporations, Arasaka, features throughout the trailer. A couple more appear with business based in space travel and medical attention. There’s a vast diversity to life in Night City, not just racially but culturally, and players will need translator implants to understand languages they don’t already speak. Gangs play a prominent role, as do guns.
And in a subject of some debate, look at how bright this trailer is! Some people were disappointed about this, but cyberpunk settings are not exclusively Blade Runner-style nighttime settings where it rains all the time. Even Blade Runner itself isn’t always like that. Cyberpunk 2077 is filled with cyberpunk haircuts and cyberpunk technology in a cyberpunk city. It looks amazing. If you really want night and rain, I’m sure the game will have time and weather cycles to fulfill your wish.
It looks amazing. I can’t wait to learn more about this game.
Cyberpunk 2077 demo update – Bad news for fans hoping to see more gameplay | Gaming | Entertainment
Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt has hidden a surprise message in a new trailer.
The official Cyberpunk 2077 unboxing video (which can be seen below) contains a hidden message to fans.
The message was discovered by forum member IndifferentEmpathy, who found that the SSH server shown in Collectors Edition trailer pointed towards a Readme.txt with a secret message.
Unfortunately, however, it’s bad news for fans, who will have to wait a long time to view the gameplay demo.
Instead, the gameplay demonstration shown behind closed doors at E3 won’t be available to the public until Gamescom.
“ Finally, after months of preparation, we can share with you two big things we have been hard at work on — CP2077’s cinematic story trailer and a brand new gameplay demo!” the post reads.
“Yes, yes, we know — for now, the demo is only available to the lucky ones who managed to get tickets to E3 and the rest of you will have to wait until Gamescom or the public dev Q&A unveiling stream at PAX in August.”
CD Projekt admits that the the gameplay won’t be shown until Gamescom is to build hype.
“Yeah, we can already feel the bashing you’re gonna give us online. ‘Why are you not treating us fair’, ‘why is the gameplay not being released right away?’,” the post continues.
“The reason is we want to make the most out of the months of work we put into the demo and first showcase gameplay live at E3 and Gamescom.
“Releasing gameplay right away would make the Gamescom presentations pointless and would significantly limit our chance to build hype.”
Cyberpunk 2077’s release date was officially revealed during the Xbox E3 conference.
In a bizarre move, the release date was revealed by Keanu Reeves, who will play a character in the game.
Cyberpunk 2077 has an April 16, 2020 release date on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Expect Cyberpunk 2077 previews in the coming days.
Cyberpunk 2077 Speculation Thread REDUX
I’m interested. Not necessarily because I love these artists, but because it’s cool to have music created specifically for a game in this context. Not like a “Cyberpunk song” or whatever, but more in the GTA sense, that it’s music that exists in the world.
But yeah, definitely recognizable names, although I’m sure there’s tons of people who might not even know one artist on the list.
u/animosityhavoc compiled a list of confirmed artists for the music of the game (With nice blurbs about their backgrounds as well)
Here are the confirmed out of house music artists working on Cyberpunk 2077:
Refused – Youtube
Genre: Post-hardcore, Hardcore punk, Art punk
Wiki: Refused is a Swedish punk rock band originating from Umeå and formed in 1991. Refused is composed of vocalist Dennis Lyxzén, guitarist Kristofer Steen, drummer David Sandström, and bassist Magnus Flagge.
Grimes – Youtube
Genre: Dream pop, R&B, Electronic Music, Experimental, and Hip Hop
Wiki: Claire Elise Boucher, known professionally as Grimes, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, musician, record producer and visual artist. Her music incorporates elements of varied styles and genres.
A$AP Rocky – Youtube
Genre: Hip Hop, American Rap
Wiki: Rakim Athelaston Mayers, known professionally as ASAP Rocky, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, model, actor, and music video director.
Run The Jewels – Youtube
Genre: Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop, Hardcore hip hop
Wiki: Run the Jewels, also known by the initialism RTJ, is an American hip hop duo consisting of rapper/producer El-P and rapper Killer Mike. They released their acclaimed debut studio album, Run the Jewels, as a free digital download in 2013. This was followed by Run the Jewels 2 in 2014, which was also praised by critics.
Nina Kraviz – Youtube
Genre: Electro , House Electronic
Wiki: Nina Kraviz is a DJ, music producer and singer.
Ilan Rubin – Youtube
Genre: Alternative Rock (Drums)
Wiki: Ilan Rubin is a American musician, singer, and songwriter. He is known primarily for playing drums with bands such as Nine Inch Nails, Paramore, and Angels & Airwaves. He also has his own solo project called The New Regime.
Gazelle Twin – Youtube
Genre: Electronic music, Experimental music, Art Pop, Industrial music
Wiki: Elizabeth Bernholz, better known by her stage name Gazelle Twin, is a British electronic music composer, producer and musician from Brighton, England who is currently based in Leicestershire, England. She is signed to Anti-Ghost Moon Ray, but also released music on Something Nothing Records and Sugarcane Recordings.
Deadly Hunta – Youtube
Wiki: Deadly Hunta started off his career chatting on the Sound Systems African Roots and SkyJuice in the early Nineties, and in 1994 went to Jamaica where he got the opportunity to sing in Bobby Digital’s studio. From that moment he realised his connection with music and that it could become a career for him.
RAT BOY – Youtube
Genre: Indie rock, Hip hop music
Wiki: Jordan Cardy, known by his stage name Rat Boy, is an English musician from Chelmsford, Essex.
Tina Guo (Beyond stoked for her being involved with 2077) – Youtube
Genre: Wide Range of Genres
Movies: Hans Zimmer: Live in Prague
Wiki: Tina Guo is a Chinese-American cellist and erhuist from Shanghai. Her international career as a cellist, electric cellist, erhuist, and composer is characterized by videos featuring theatrical backdrops and elaborate costumes, a range of genres, and an improvisatory style in film, television, and video game scores.
Paul Leonard Morgan – Youtube
Genre: Wide Range of Genres
Movies: Dredd, Limitless, The Tomorrow Man + more
Wiki: Paul Leonard-Morgan is a Scottish composer, particularly known for his work in scoring for television and film. He won a BAFTA award for his first film score, for the film Pineapple.
New Cyberpunk 2077 screenshots drop
CD Projekt RED gives us a fresh taste of their gritty, neon-lit Night City
On the heels of Gamescom 2018, CD Projekt RED drops a new set of Cyberpunk 2077 screenshots to simultaneously whet our appetites and sate our thirst for new updates.
The more I hear, see, and think about Cyberpunk 2077, the more I want to experience it firsthand. CD Projekt RED’s Night City sounds absolutely fantastic in all of its gritty, violent, high-tech splendor, even if it won’t be ready for release any time soon.
While CDPR didn’t release any new footage at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, the team did throw out a few new screens and bits of concept art for us to pore over–the last of which actually has a nifty hidden message. Remember, Night City is full of “jackers” (aka hackers who can “jack” into your cerebral implants) so we should see even more of these messages pop up.
CD Projekt RED has yet to finalize a launch date for Cyberpunk 2077, but the company’s financials indicate it should release alongside another AAA RPG by 2021.
Check out the new concept art images below, too:
“The game follows the story of V – a hired gun on the rise in Night City, the most violent and dangerous metropolis of the corporate-ruled future. A robust character creator will allow players to choose V’s gender, visual appearance, character class, as well as historical background – all of which may influence the shape of the game.
“With dozens of hours of main story arc quests, and many more of additional activities, there’s always something to see and do in Night City. Players will experience all of it entirely through V’s eyes, with an interactive dialogue system that gives them greater narrative agency.”
Last updated: Aug 26, 2018 at 12:19 am CDT
‘Cyberpunk 2077’ Subtle Dark Themes & Messages Reveals ‘CP2020’ Creator
Unknown to some, “Cyberpunk 2077” is the adaptation and continuation of “Cyberpunk 2020,” which is a revolutionary tabletop game that used the cyberpunk genre. The upcoming title is anticipated to be bigger than the previously released tabletop game. Interestingly, the original creator of “Cyberpunk 2020” reveals that “Cyberpunk 2077” has some hidden dark themes and messages.
The cyberpunk genre, in general, is loaded with social and political themes explains “Cyberpunk 2020” Original Creator Mike Pondsmith reveals during his interview with Games Industry. The intention is usually to hook players with the grimy but cool world and then bring you to a certain point in the future where you will have to think about what it all means. As the main character in “Cyberpunk 2077,” there will come a time when you will stop and look at your hands, and you realize that it has been cut off and replaced with machine hands, the creator explains.
When you want to send a message that is something bigger than a game, in this case, “Cyberpunk 2077,” you have to let players find it for themselves, Pondsmith reveals. The creator adds that all they have to do was lay the trap, and players just have to step on it. The genre itself is always misunderstood, preventing other game developers from dwelling on the theme for fear of making a solid political stand.
Meanwhile, more details about “Cyberpunk 2077” have been recently shared online through Reddit. Some fans fire questions and CR Projekt Red enthusiastically answered them. When asked of players will have the option to burn Night City with johnny Silverhand (Keanu Reeves’ character), CDPR replied, of course. The game developer, however, did not go into specifics about this, so it is unclear if players will be able to burn the city to the ground down or it is more of a symbolic speech.
But, it is definitely exciting to finally play as Keanu Reeves burning a city, if the game developer literally means the burning of the Night City. Additional details revealed include if the player waits long enough to pick a dialogue option, the person you are conversing with will eventually get agitated, which will have consequences in some cases.
“Cyberpunk 2077” is slated to release in Apr. 2020 and will be playable on various gaming platforms. This includes PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. There is no confirmation yet if the game will also be released in next-generation gaming consoles, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett.
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E3 2018: Cyberpunk 2077 Trailer Message Reveals Indefinite Release Date, Free DLC, No DRM
Still coming “when it’s ready”
Posted June 11, 2018, 1:59 a.m.
The debut trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 acme at the end of Microsoft’s E3 2018 press converence, and developer CD Projekt Red snuck in a full FAQ for their upcoming game, a possible alternate reality game, along with a bunch of download codes for The Witcher 3. The hidden FAQ could be read by combining messages hidden in two frames near the end of the video.
A transcription of the text is as follows:
It’s been over 2077 days since we announced our plan to develop Cyberpunk2077. We released a CGI trailer, gave some interviews and…went dark. Normal procedure for these kinds of things – you announce a game and then shut up, roll up your sleeves, and go to work. We wanted to give you The Witcher 3 and both expansions first, which is why this period of staying silent was longer than we planned. Sorry for that.
As soon as we concluded work on Blood and Wine, we were able to go full speed ahead with CP2077’s pre-production. ut we chose to remain silent. Why? At some point, we made a decision to resume talking about the game only when we have something to show. Something meaningful and substantial. This is because we do realize you’ve been (im)patiently waiting for a very long time and we wouldn’t want anyone to feel that we’re taking this for granted. On the contrary – it gives us a lot of extra motivation. The hype is real, so the sweat and tears need to be real too :).
But, to the point. Today is the day. If you’re seeing this, it means you saw the trailer – our vision of Cyberpunk, an alternative version of the future where America is in pieces, megacorporations control all aspects of civilized life, and gangs rule the rest. And while this world is full of adrenaline, don’t let the car chases and guns mislead you. Cyberpunk 2077 is a true story-driven single player RPG. You’ll be able to create your own character and… well, you’ll get to know the rest from what we show at our booth at E3. Be on the lookout for the previews!
Before we finish, you probably have some questions.
- When? When we told you we would only release the game when it’s ready, we meant it. We’re definitely much, much closer to a release date than we were back then :), but it’s still not the time to confirm anything, so patience is still required. Quality is the only thing that drives us – it’s the beauty of being an independent studio and your own publisher.
- How Big? Seriously big, but… to be honest, we have no bloody clue at this point in time. Once we put it all together, we will openly ell you what you can expect. And we promise we’ll do this before we start talking about any pre-orders or ask anything of you.
- Free DLC/Expansions/DRM? Expect nothing less than you got with The Witcher 3. As for DRM, CP2077 will be 100% DRM free on PC.
- Microtransactions? In a single player role-playing game? Are you nuts?
Once again, thank you for your patience. If you have a minute, do visit cyberpunk.net and share your opinion (about anything) with us. We read everything you post and we treat it very seriously.
In addition to this FAQ, a payload at 126.96.36.199 takes you to a site that requires a login. Reddit user u/CookiesW discovered the password NC20 CP77 within the text as well. Typing this in results in a “connection failed, password expired credential expired” message. More on this possible ARG as the story develops
Colin Stevens is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter – or better yet, follow your dreams.