Big news for fans anticipating the release of Cyberpunk 2077, as Keanu Reeves revealed that the game will release on April 16, 2020, and he himself will be playing a role by lending his voice to a character with his likeness. More importantly, did Keanu give everyone a not-so-subtle hint about his role in the game with his T-shirt?
As if we needed any more proof that Keanu Reeves is immortal, now he’s showboating by showing up in a game set nearly seventy years into the future (likely as a long-con so that we don’t notice him aging as time goes by). The initial part of the presentation began with the trailer for Cyberpunk 2077, giving a glimpse of things to come. A man simply named “V” has arrived at an apartment complex to complete a dangerous deal; one that went horribly wrong as we see in a flashback shortly after.
Instead of his promised payment, V is attacked, and everyone involved takes some heavy damage. When V awakes at some undisclosed time later, we are greeted by the immortal Keanu, packing an augmented arm and information that its time to get up, “We have a city to burn.”
Most important of all, at least for those who love speculation, is that the “Devil” is in the details. Did Keanu hint at this involvement in the game as the true antagonist to deal with? Well, the shirt he wore was of a red demon with the upper side of its face exposed to reveal a robotic underneath. Perhaps Keanu is the Devil to face off against in Cyberpunk 2077. Alternatively, maybe he’s simply the lesser of two evils.
Clearly, we probably won’t know about Keanu’s involvement exactly until the game formally launches and we experience it for ourselves. One thing is certain, and that is that there had better not be a single dog hurt while fighting through the game. All dogs are good boys and girls, though if there is some animal violence we might get to see some Mecha-John Wick action.
All that remains now is for CD Projekt Red to get the game finished on time, while hopefully treating its employees well and avoiding crunch. We recently wrote about how the project currently has more than 400 people working on the game, and that this time around, the staff would only be asked to participate in crunch on a voluntary basis.
For now, we can all agree that having Keanu Reeves present Cyberpunk 2077 is likely to snag the coolest moment of E3, even before the event officially beings.
Cyberpunk 2077 will be releasing on Xbox One and Microsoft Windows.