E3 2018: Cyberpunk 2077 Trailer
At long last, we have an official reveal of CD Projekt Red’s futuristic title, Cyberpunk 2077. The title was teased a years ago, but everything kind of went dormant during and years after The Witcher 3’s release; that is, until now.
It was always difficult to put a finger on what the world would look like in Cyberpunk. Some thought it would have that ultra-clean futuristic vibe akin to how most media describes: a more sterile environment where humankind has, more or less, met up to their ideals. However, I am extremely excited that they definitely put the punk into Cyberpunk. Sterile?! This world looks anything but. It almost feels like a more gritty near futuristic take on a city stuck between a full-on futuristic transition and its roots. While the trailer didn’t really give too much away, the hidden message near the end of the trailer did. Laden within the code is a letter from CD Projekt Red itself. That has been transcribed below:
“It’s been over 2077 days since we announced our play 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 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 the 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)paitently waiting for a very long time and we wouldn’t like anyone to feel we are 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.
But, to the point today is the day if you’re seeing this it means you saw the trailer – our vision of Cyberpunk, an alternate version of the future where America is in pieces, megacorprations 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 can show at our booth at E3. Be on the lookout for the previews! Before we finish, you probably have some questions.
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.
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 read everything you post and we treat it very seriously.
CD PROJEKT RED Team”
Sadly, there is no release date, but it certainly seems like it is still a year or two away.