The Cyberpunk 2077 trailer depicts a sexy yet dangerous future of tall buildings, cybernetic police forces and beautiful killer robots.
If years of watching cyberpunk movies and anime have taught me anything, it’s that the future will be a very beautiful yet very dark and dangerous place. And, it would seem that the people at CD Projekt Red feel the same way if their newly released Cyberpunk 2077 trailer is to be any indication.
This trailer, is, for lack of a better word — and honestly with no attempt at exaggeration on my part — stunning. Yes, I realize it’s just a cinematic trailer and that gameplay may feel quite a bit different, but as someone who loves cyberpunk, I’m excited. If CD Projekt Red pull off creating a game world that feels anything remotely like the Cyberpunk 2077 trailer, I’m sold.
Based on the table-top game.
If you spend a little time on the Cyberpunk 2077 website, one of the things you will stumble across is a post explaining the difficulties of converting a pen and paper-based role-playing game into a video game. In this case, they are referring to a table-top game named Cyberpunk 2020, a skill-based RPG featuring combat, high tech weaponry and cybernetic modification.
Pretty much describes the trailer, doesn’t it?
You keep using this word, “cyberpunk”…
Yeah… I do. Well, for one, it is the title of the game. But for those uninitiated to the genre, cyberpunk is a science fiction genre that sprang into popularity in the 1980′s and focused on a “high-tech” but dark future.
A loose description would be that cyberpunk takes place in the not-too-distant future. It features a world controlled by corporations rather than governments and is filled with a high-tech lifestyle that features hacking, artificial intelligence, cybernetic advancements and the ability to just literally “plug” yourself in.
Keep in mind that’s a very loose description. I feel like many of you reading this will, of course, already have a very strong grasp on cyberpunk, so it pointless to write a wiki entry about it.
So when does Cyberpunk 2077 come out?
There are no details on when the game will release as of yet. In fact, the video states very clearly that the date is “When it’s ready.” But, apparently we can look forward to more information on the 5th of February.
Yes, the date is marked on my calendar.
Yes, I will be waiting to pounce on the news and fill you in on it!