Cyberpunk 2077 Floods the Net With New Info
Today should have been Cyberpunk 2077 Day, but given delays have pushed the game back to December 10th, we have to wait a little longer. Luckily, the developers have given fans some new content to tide them over, releasing some exciting new trailers and behind the scenes content in their latest episode of ‘Night City Wire’. You can check out the full episode below, but if you’re just looking for some of the highlights then keep on reading.
In case anyone needed any convincing that Keanu Reeves’ character Johnny Silverhand was one badass mofo, this trailer should do the job. It tells us that “he burned down half the city just to prove he was right – and burned the other half just for fun,” which if you ask me, sounds pretty damn punk rock. The trailer also touches on his link with the game’s protagonist, which is intriguing to say the least. Check out the section of the ‘Night City Wire’ clip directly after this trailer for some behind-the-scenes content featuring Keanu Reeves talking about the process of becoming a video game bad boy.
It’s always fascinating to watch musicians talk about their process, and when you’re looking at the music for a game like Cyberpunk 2077 that rings even more true. The composers have drawn inspiration from all across the board, focusing on analog methods and involving a whole heap of different artists. See Marcin Przybyłowicz (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt), P.T. Adamczyk (GWENT: The Witcher Card Game, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales), and Paul Leonard-Morgan (Dredd, Limitless, Battlefield: Hardline), together with collaborating musicians, talk about crafting atmospheric original music for the upcoming video game in this Score and Music trailer.
The faces in Cyberpunk 2077 look pretty damn cool, and that’s due to software called JALI – a facial performance software that captures mouth and facial movements in a host of ways to produce realistic looking lip-syncs and animations. Check out the video to see how that’s possible for 11 different localised languages.
Last but not least, the gameplay trailer. The trailer showcases the gritty open-world, the kinetic combat, the character customisation and explores how your choices can shape the world. Just… see for yourself.
Cyberpunk 2077 will finally be released to the world on December 10th, on PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One, and will be playable across next-gen consoles. At a later date, a free upgrade will also allow those next-gen users to take full advantage of what their consoles can do, becoming available for those PS4 and Xbox One users retrospectively.
Jess is a writer and researcher who loves games with good puzzles, good stories, and a tendency to punch you straight in your feelings. She is one of the directors of not-for-profit organisation Queerly Represent Me and is particularly interested in games told from unique perspectives that highlight themes or characters from groups that are often underrepresented. She also just really loves coffee, hot chips, and terrible superhero TV shows, and is always secretly hoping that one day the world will give her a good Sherlock Holmes game.