We have been waiting for a long time for new Cyberpunk footage and we finally have an actual date and time for the next publicly released Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay footage.
30th August 11:30PM IST (11AM PT) is the fated date and time of when we will get 15 minutes of gameplay footage that will showcase parts of the gameplay that was shown to the press at E3 2019.
Next week we’re going to host a stream during which we’ll unveil a 15-minute edit of what we’ve been showing to journalists and gamers here at gamescom, and then interview devs from the studio for additional information on what you just saw. Expect a lot of insight into the thought process behind creative decisions, information about Pacifica—one of the districts of Night City—and TONS of stuff on playstyles you’ll be able to adopt when you launch Cyberpunk 2077 next year.
This stream will be available for everyone to watch, so all of you, wherever you are, have a chance to feel a bit of gamescom — or any other trade show — at home. Hosting the entire thing will be our very own Hollie Bennett, our UK head of comms, and the dev line up will include some familiar faces you know and like.
After a lot of cryptic messages and after a lot of waiting, we finally, finally have gameplay of Cyberpunk 2077! And oh boy, they’ve shown us so much in this 48-minute gameplay demo yet it barely scratches the surface of what this game has to offer.
We start off with the character creation of our character V where we can choose our gender, our backstory, our heroes(this was a cool inclusion) and our reason for being in Night City. From there we move onto the character customization screen where we can edit the character to our liking. After that, we have the RPG stat distribution screen and then came the gameplay. It started off in an elevator as we entered a run down building that seemed to be falling apart. Here we find a dead body and have to fight off a bunch of scavengers and give our target to the medics. The scene then cuts to our character V waking up after a 3-day party and is called to meet our companion, Jack. From there we get to see our apartment complex, the streets below and a small part of the city.
We take on a job to get a Fixer some new tech. How we approach is up to the player and we’re shown the passive way. But first, we’re shown how the upgrades work by going to a doctor who upgrades our optics and gives us a new grip that gives us weapon info and increases weapon damage. We then get to our car which looks amazing and we get to see how the driving works along with random events were scavengers will try to attack us. After we meet and cut a deal with a Private Military outfit, V goes to buy the tech and after a standoff is sold the tech but the credit chip that she was given by the Private Military lady had a virus due to which they get hacked and we have to fight our way out. This part showcases some advanced weapons and mechanics like bullet time, guns with tracking bullets, guns that shoot through rough walls, mantis arms, wall running and hacking into a person’s mind to gain info. We also see the various ways puzzles can be approached through the various skills we choose to upgrade. The Demo ends with a shot of Night City as the sun is setting and V has made into the big leagues.
They seem to be following the God Of War formula with integrated cutscenes and from what we saw, almost no loading screens. Gunplay looked enjoyable with the abundance of various types of weapons and mods to create your own arsenal of destruction, there’s something from everyone. A bit disappointed we didn’t see the EMF Katana but I guess they’re saving that for now. When we got a look at the car all I could muster up was “Oooooooohhhhhh” because these cars make the child in me so damn happy. The upgrade and modification system is quite robust from the looks of it and we only got to saw one of the classes of the few that are in the game, from what I recall. The ability to choose how to tackle a mission is something that is much needed in RPG games and this game gives you the choice, just like System Shock and Deus Ex which is something I absolutely love. However, the most impressive fact is how amazing Night City looks in the day. They’ve nailed the Cyberpunk aesthetic during the day which is something we rarely get to see. As a big fan of Cyberpunk culture, Synthwave and Outrun and, Retro things in general, I might be biased when I say that this game has got me all aboard the hype train and over time with refinements, it’s going to live up to the hype.
Cyberpunk 2077 looks like a phenomenal game and I highly recommend that you check out the full gameplay video at the highest quality possible because there’s a lot to take in. I can’t wait to see what’s next but I am placing my faith in CD Projekt Red to deliver. While we never got a release date, I’m predicting an April 2020 release (Maybe 3rd or 4th April).
CD Projekt Red’s marketing has been on point when it comes to Cyberpunk 2077. From the initial trailer that blew people’s minds to the E3 trailer that had a bunch of game codes hidden followed by the first actual trailer of the game. CDPR is back at it with even more cryptic stuff.
There’s an ongoing live stream titled “Data Transmission In Progress” (IGN Restream shown above, click here for CDPR Twitch Stream) which just has a bunch of seemingly random code being written on the screen. People have theorized that this is creating a huge image and also that all the code is in base64 and has to be decoded. While there’s a lot of theories as to what’s going to happen, there is one prominent “leak” that seems to state that we’re going to get gameplay footage at 7PM CET(10:30PM IST) today. Two Italian websites(source linked below) have written about a Twitch stream that will go live at 18:45 and is about a mysterious game that is highly anticipated.
There’s also another post that hints at the fact that on Monday(today) we’re going to see the 3rd trailer as seen from the information gathered in the image below. This information was gathered from the email sent out to the Gamescom ARG Winners. While the person does state that it could refer to September 3rd which is also a Monday and last day of PAX West, we think that it denotes the 3rd Trailer and not 3rd September.
While the websites aren’t necessarily pointing to Cyberpunk 2077, we can speculate that with the cryptic live stream and the fact that something is going to be shown today, something that is “highly anticipated”. Even if the rumour turns out to be for another game, we can expect something very soon from CDPR. If you want to follow the code decrypting sleuths or want to join in on the fun, click here to go to the Reddit thread.