Details have been scarce on Cyberpunk 2077 since the adaptation of the cult pen-and-paper RPG was announced last May. Now, CD Projekt—best known for their hit fantasy action Witcher franchise—is revealing a first look at the futuristic dystopia of their next game.
The clip appears to be showing the two factions from the upcoming game, with dangerously upgraded cyborg humans on one side and heavily armed security forces on the other. There's no hint of gameplay and no information about platforms or release schedule yet, either. Looks like this CGI teaser is just a glimpse at the world CDP is building. The official description follows:
The teaser shows how the Psycho Squad might acquire a new member.
The Psycho Squad specializes in combating "psychos" — individuals who overuse implants and substances that boost or otherwise alter the human body.
There comes a point when they overdose on these innovations, and their bodies start to rebel against their biological body parts as well as all things organic around them. Simply put, they start killing people, who they now derisively call "meatbags."
When a psycho goes on the rampage, strange things can happen. There's carnage, and the psycho might be taken down by regular police, but they're not always able to get the job done.
When things spin out of control, they call in MAX-TAC (Maximum Force Tactical Division), popularly called the Psycho Squad.
And here's more detail on the world of the game:
In Cyberpunk 2077, the player will be thrown into a dark future. The metropolis of Night City is a stage set to tell the tale of one individual, raised on the streets, who tries to lift himself up from the gutter and find a way to survive amongst boostergangs and megacorporations in a city of filth and sin. Drugs, violence, poverty and exclusion haven't disappeared by 2077, as people stayed they were for centuries—greedy, closed-minded and weak. But not only ghosts of the past trouble mankind, but new issues have appeared. Psychos go on rampages and the streets are filled with junkies addicted to a new form of entertainment—the braindance, a cheap way to experience the emotions and stimuli of someone else, someone living a more exciting life.
But those braindances can go horribly wrong, too:
Entering the mind of a serial killer means not only seeing the monstrosity he performs, but also living his lust to kill and fulfillment.
No telling how long the wait on Cyberpunk 2077 will be but CD Projekt's pedigree should ensure that a large population of folks will be waiting for it.
Embedded text in the trailer (spotted on Twitter) gives a hint about the genre of the game, calling it a non-linear, open-world RPG, and that CDP is still building the team that's making Cyberpunk 2077. It also teases a hint about another "open-world project with an intense story" that will be revealed on February 5th.