Every E3, there are a few, highly-anticipated games that gamers hope will be shown because they were announced years ago yet hardly any information about them has been made public. Examples of this are Duke Nukem Forever, Beyond Good and Evil 2, and for this year, it was Cyberpunk 2077.
CD Projekt Red, the developer of the critically-acclaimed Witcher games, first announced Cyberpunk 2077 back in May 2012 and then released a teaser trailer in January 2013. For more than five years, the team was radio silent about the game even after the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in 2015. That changed on Monday at the Microsoft E3 press event when a surprise trailer was shown.
Cyberpunk 2077 takes place in, of course, the future and specifically in California in a place called Night City in between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Players control V, a cybernetic hustler who does jobs to pay off debts and buy more cyber parts. The city is a big open world that has various factions and gangs V will have to deal with throughout the game. As the case with most modern RPGs, players will have to make decisions through dialogue choices.
Although It’s an RPG, Cyberpunk 2077 is also a first-person shooter and with quite a lot of action. Players will slide from cover to while blasting enemies away with shotguns, assault rifles, and other futuristic guns. Players will be able to upgrade V’s cybernetic enhancements to do more acrobatic attacks, add special body weapons like arm blades called Mantis Blades, and other futuristic weaponry. There is also a slowdown mechanic, similar to “bullet time,” that V can activate by inhaling a certain drug.
Cyberpunk 2077 has no release date yet, but CD Projekt Red tends not to draw out the hype for the games by showing bits of it year after year. Expect to hear a bit more about the game at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany this August.