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Following plentiful rumors and speculations, CD Projekt Red has revealed a new trailer for their upcoming and highly anticipated open world RPG Cyberpunk 2077 during this year's E3 event. And even though the trailer doesn't announce the game's release date or show any actual gameplay, it does a good job of conveying Cyberpunk 2077's tone and atmosphere. Check it out:
Well. That certainly was something. And if you're interested in some additional details, the trailer features a hidden message that has a few of those (before we check it out, let's thank RPG Codex for posting a full transcription):
It's been over 2077 days since we announced our plan 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 and 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 a 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)patiently waiting for a very long time, and we wouldn't like anyone to feel that we're 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 real, too.
But, to the point. Today is the day. If you're seeing this, it means you saw the trailer - our vision of Cyberpunk, an alternative version of the future where America is in pieces, megacorporations 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 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 infinitely 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.
2. 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.
3. 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 treat it very seriously.
CD PROJEKT RED Team.
The message above tells us to be on the lookout for previews, while the game's official Twitter account promises more info around Tuesday, so I guess we'll be hearing more about Cyberpunk 2077 in the coming days.
Now, I can definitely see plenty of people enjoying the trailer and getting excited for the upcoming game, but, if upon watching it you thought to yourself, “Wait, this isn't what cyberpunk should look like or what it's all about,” then perhaps you'll appreciate the fact that William Gibson, who could be considered the father of the genre, tends to agree:
The trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 strikes me as GTA skinned-over with a generic 80s retro-future, but hey, that's just me.— William Gibson (@GreatDismal) June 10, 2018
It's not just you, Mr. Gibson.