It has been awhile since we heard some new details on Cyberpunk 2077, the upcoming dystopian title from CD Projekt Red. We did recently learn that the game will not be an Epic Store exclusive. But, a release date has not been given. That could change in a few months, because Cyberpunk 2077 will indeed be back at E3.
For those of you asking, yes, we will be at E3 this year.— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) February 28, 2019
Cyberpunk 2077 has been in development for a number of years now. In 2018, as part of Microsoft's impressive E3 presentation, the game was given a world premiere trailer. It has been acclaimed by many. In fact, at the Golden Joystick Awards, Cyberpunk 2077 was given the award of "Most Wanted Game." Simply put, hype has been building up for this title.
It's not all positive, however. William Gibson, the author of the classic cyberpunk story Neuromancer, gave the opinion of the trailer being a "GTA skinned-over with a generic 80s retro-future." It's certainly an interesting observation. The trailer does give off some Grand Theft Auto vibes with the overall gangs, non-heroic atmosphere. The setting, while distinctly cyberpunk, appears reminiscent to something like the setting to Ready Player One, a film that serves as a large throwback to '80s pop culture. CD Projekt Red has proved to be a notable developer thanks to the popular The Witcher series, so Cyberpunk 2077 will likely be something grand rather than just a futuristic Grand Theft Auto. But, time will tell.
In the work-in-progress Gameplay Reveal, CD Projekt Red shows off in detail how the game plays. Unlike The Witcher series, Cyberpunk 2077 is played from a first-person perspective. This was chosen to "maximize your immersion," according to the company. Indeed, first-person games often allow for greater immersion than others, such as in Metroid Prime Mirror's Edge, and more recently, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. Before playing the actual game, Cyberpunk 2077 has an in-depth customization process for your character of choice. Then, the video drops us into the action, and what action it is. If Cyberpunk 2077 ends up playing like in the Gameplay Reveal video, it could end up being one of the most intense and fluid first-person games of its time.
Cyberpunk 2077 does not have a release date. Perhaps we'll hear some information on that at E3 in June.