Cyberpunk 2077 shows off gameplay features, announces next-gen console compatibility and an anime

    
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Cyberpunk 2077 shows off gameplay features, announces next-gen console compatibility and an anime

The last time we got any new gameplay peeks at CD Projekt Red’s RPG Cyberpunk 2077 was at E3 2018, where we learned about its primarily first-person perspective and the fact that it has cars. Since then, news has been thin save for a couple of delays and the fact that Keanu Reeves is in it. That silence has been blown wide apart as of yesterday with a livestreamed showcase of gameplay elements and other reveals.

During the broadcast, fans got to see an example of a “braindance,” which lets the player relive the recorded memories of someone — in this case, a store robber who gets backstabbed (or shot in the back of the head, specifically) — in both first-person and third-person view, the latter of which is used to scan the scene for clues using a variety of different views and other nifty tools. There was also a look at the exterior Badlands area, some information about a fully converted cyborg by the name of Adam Smasher, and a few other details about characters in the game.

In addition to gameplay peeks, the broadcast also announced that Cyberpunk 2077’s PS4 and Xbox One versions would be fully backwards compatible with the PS5 and Xbox Series X respectively once those systems go live. Furthermore, there will be a 10-episode anime season arriving to Netflix in 2022 called Cyberpunk: Nightrunners, which is being made by Trigger animation studio, the same studio behind Kill La Kill and Little Witch Academia.

What wasn’t revealed or discussed during the broadcast, unfortunately, was any word about multiplayer features, so we can only assume that news of its delay into 2022 still holds firm. Regardless, you can check out a new trailer as well as the full broadcast after the cut.


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Snacky

This is the game I am anticipating the greatest!

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R.Tal really had the right combination of theme and system when they made CP 2020. I haven’t checked in recently but compared to the crazy dice pools in ShadowRun, CP felt a lot more like what you would expect an TTRPG.

I want to click that pre-order button every time I see it on Steam. And no doubt that CDPR is probably one of a handful of companies that will deliver a great experience. There’s still that crazy little voice in the back of my head that keeps saying ‘wait ’til it ships!’

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NeoWolf

I didn’t have the willpower you had, I pre-ordered mine day dot lol, caution be damned :)

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Rndomuser

Why Steam? Buy it on GoG store, this way developers will get more money and more incentive to keep making great games. GoG even allow you to download game without launcher and install and run the game offline.

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NeoWolf

I’m looking forward to it, these are very much m type of games. I also ran the PnP RPG it is based on (Cyberpunk 2020) for many years too so i’m interested to see how closely the respective Night Cities are. I’ve already seen a number NPC’s in trailers and footage who are from the RPG which is very cool too.

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Utakata

PC or it didn’t happen.

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Loopy

It’s coming on PC at launch, i think they’re just emphasizing it’s going to be backwards compatible for consoles.

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Utakata

Welp…that meets my first criteria! o.O

The 2nd would be a 3rd person view option. And 3rdly, that I can roll something small, pink and pigtail’d in the toon creator.

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squid

Haven’t been following this too closely, but the trailers have left me wondering how much of this game is open world and not an on-rails RPG. The promotion that I’ve seen to this point leans very heavily towards the narrative.

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Rndomuser

Depends on your definition of open world. You can customize your character and choose the origin for it and NPCs will react differently to your customizations, you can also align with different factions and make choices which will affect outcomes of your missions and your reputation. You are also free to explore the area of the city with certain limitations like your reputation with certain factions.

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Rndomuser

Can’t wait for it, the game looks beautiful with all RTX effects and should have a very enjoyable story with good character writing since it is CDPR who are doing it and not companies like ZeniMax or EA ;-) I also enjoy the setting of the game since I enjoyed games like Deus Ex series before.

Oh, and fun fact about it: CohhCarnage, one of the streamers on Twitch who streams games, got the best birthday gift – CDPR created a character based on his look and personality and tuned it into one of the NPC characters in game.

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angrakhan

Yeah, I’m super excited for this game. I foresee many hours sunk into it. Disappointing it got delayed until November, but considering the quality we’ve seen coming out of studios lately I’d rather wait and have a solid game than get a buggy mess earlier.