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Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay Reveal Video
Preview - posted by Infinitron on Tue 28 August 2018, 02:01:11Tags: CD Projekt; Cyberpunk 2077
Needless to say, Cyberpunk 2077 was at Gamescom last week, and once again, the press got to see a demo behind closed doors. We're told that it's the same demo that was shown at E3, except this time the protagonist V was male and a few alternate choices were made during certain quests. We common gamers only got to see a few screenshots of this, something which made a lot of people upset. I don't know whether it's because of that or if this was their plan all along, but today CD Projekt initiated a mystery stream on their Twitch channel which turned out to be a 48 minute video of that same demo build.
It starts with character creation, where a female V is once again selected. After a Call of Duty-esque hostage rescue introductory sequence, she wakes up in her apartment with a new job offer. From there, things go the way you'd expect. Meeting with a hotshot fixer, visiting a street doctor for some new cybernetic implants, a risky rendezvous with a corporate agent, infiltrating the hideout of a dangerous gang, and to cap it off, an action-packed shootout with high level abilities enabled. It's impressive, all right - a fully realized cyberpunk world. But I will say it's difficult to tell how much choice & consequence the game really offers from this video. Nature of the beast, I suppose.
Did you like what you saw? Because for us, the fact that we're finally showing you Cyberpunk 2077 is HUGE. Please go to our forums, Twitter, Facebook, Discord, and do tell what you think. Is the game world how you imagined? Do you see what we meant by 'immersion' when we talked about CP2077 being an FPP RPG? How does our vision of 'cyberpunk by day' make you feel? We really want to know.
Aside from that, we think we owe you a few words of explanation on why we're showing you this gameplay now, some time after industry professionals and media saw it at E3 and Gamescom.
Each time we discussed the idea of showing the game to you (and we discussed this idea a lot), we were ending up in this 'we're not 100% sure' limbo. Why? Because (for most people), when a game dev shows gameplay footage from their game, it means that this is how the game is going to look or play like. It's not the case here. Cyberpunk 2077 is deep in development. We have a lot of design ideas, a lot of mechanics being playtested, but we don't know what we'll end up with at launch. This makes publishing videos like what you just saw risky—we don't want gamers saying 'But in that previous video that gun was shooting differently', or 'Why did you change the interface?' Change is inherent to game development and there's a ton of things being modified each day. Our fear was (and kind of still is) that you'll think what you just saw is how Cyberpunk 2077 will look like 1:1.
What gave us that extra confidence to show you a work in progress game? Good initial feedback from people who are accustomed to see games at various stages of development. What they told us (and they told us they really liked what they saw) gave us the boost we needed to show the current version of Cyberpunk 2077 to the most passionate and insightful audience—you.
So... here's what Cyberpunk 2077 looks like today (or rather looked like when we recorded the video). We sincerely hope you liked it.
Again, thank you for your patience and all the thoughts you shared with us.
CD PROJEKT RED
So there you have it, the long-awaited Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay reveal. What comes next? Maybe we'll see more of the game at The Game Awards later this year. I wonder how much of it is complete - and whether CD Projekt can possibly pack this much detail into a full-sized world.