Polish game publisher CD Projekt just deployed an enticing video. The Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay footage released by CD Projekt was previously shown at E3, but remained under wraps – until now.
Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay Footage Released
First showing up on Twitch, the demo quickly made it to YouTube 4K, allowing the public their first glimpse at the gameplay press saw back in June.
CD Projekt established their reputation with 2015’s Witcher 3 – well-regarded for open-world mechanics and stunning graphics. Now the publisher is approaching the dystopian future with what looks like implants, mind-hacking a la Ghost in the Shell, and neon city scapes straight outta Blade Runner.
Gameplay reveals a customized character system, as well as an RPG class system replete with skill points. While the gameplay footage doesn’t reveal just what classes we can expect, slight variations on staples like the Rogue, Tank, and Caster are likely. Character appearance can be changed via options regarding sex, skin tone, hair color, build, tattoos, and clothing.
Using a first-person perspective, it’s easy to get immersed in the gameplay, what with the HUD and the FPS gameplay. Weapons like pistols, rifles, and machine guns all make an appearance, as does an enticing machete strapped to one NPC’s back. Ooh baby.
In addition to some adrenaline-pumping shootouts, the footage also reveals the use of neurological boosters. A dope game mechanic, this allows for a player to slow the passage of time (via the narrative device of “heightened reflexes”) – though other abilities could easily appear.
Implants also make an appearance, though whether these are strictly cosmetic or affect performance remains to be seen.
Check out the YouTube video to get hyped on this.
As to be expected, the gameplay footage is accompanied by a hefty does of “work in progress” warnings; CD Projekt wants to make it very clear that things might change. That being said, if the game lives up to even a fraction of this snippet, I will remain a happy camper.
Unfortunately, no release date has been confirmed, but the game has been touted as being developed for the latest generation of gaming consoles. As such, the game should see a release date prior to 2020, though I’m not sure if I can personally wait that long.
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