Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most hotly anticipated games coming out in the future, especially after the recent Cyberpunk 2077 preview impression to come straight out of E3 2018. In this Cyberpunk 2077 everything we know guide, we’ll be running down all the details we’ve managed to piece together about the upcoming game so far, including the Cyberpunk 2077 release date for the future, as well as the Cyberpunk 2077 E3 2018 trailer, which was revealed at the Micosoft E3 2018 presentation.
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Cyberpunk 2077 Release Date
We first knew about Cyberpunk a whole five years ago, when CD Projekt RED announced the existence of the game, while they were still hard at work on The Witcher 3. You can see the debut announcement trailer for the futuristic game just below.
Skip five years ahead, and we’ve got plenty more information on the upcoming sci-fi action-RPG game from the Polish studio. All that and more you can find just below, but unfortunately what we don’t have is a final release date, or even release year, for Cyberpunk 2077.
This would lead us to believe that Cyberpunk 2077 is at least two years away. CD Projekt RED aren’t afraid to announce a release date and then delay a hotly anticipated game, as we saw with The Witcher 3. So it makes sense for Cyberpunk to be deep in development, with a long road yet to go. Given the lack of release date, it’s likely Cyberpunk 2077 will arrive for the PS5 and Xbox Two.
Cyberpunk 2077 Preview Impressions
Our sister site Eurogamer recently saw 50 minutes of uncut Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay footage at E3 2018. Eurogamer saw gameplay of Night City, the opening level in which the game takes place.
As a FPS, Cyberpunk 2077 features a slow motion ability, as well as a tactical slide. All the enemies in the game have life bars above their heads, and damage numbers will pop out of them each time you land a hit. Cyberpunk 2077 also featured full frontal nudity, and you can even take an NPC of your choice back to your apartment for a one night stand.
You can expect our own full preview impressions of Cyberpunk 2077 later during E3 2018, so make sur to keep an eye on this guide, for all that and more.
Cyberpunk 2077 Trailer
In the very first trailer for Cyperbunk 2077 that you can see above, we saw a futuristic city, with a suitably kitted out police force. They were taking down an unarmed woman with cybernetic arms, while a police drone patrolled the area above, scanning for details. It certainly set up a tantalizing setting for the upcoming game.
At Microsoft’s E3 2018 presentation on June 10, we got the trailer just below for Cyberpunk 2077. This trailer shows us more about the life inside the futuristic city, along with a clear art style, a big difference from something futuristic like Blade Runner.
Cyberpunk 2077 E3 2018 Gameplay Details
However it wasn’t until E3 2018 that we got our first proper glimpse of Cyberpunk 2077 in action. CD Projekt RED appeared on the Microsoft stage on June 10, to reveal the first slice of Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay for the world to see, for the very first time.
The full trailer just above shows off a little more of the artistic direction of Cyberpunk 2077, rather than outright gameplay. We can see people going about their everyday jobs, as well as androids and cops patrolling the streets. It’s definitely a taster for the world to come.
After this however, it was revealed by those who had seen Cyberpunk 2077 in action that the game would play as a first person shooter. There will also be third-person elements, which you can read about in this Cyberpunk 2077 First Person guide. This is a huge departure from previous games that CD Projekt RED has made, but there are still the core mechanics of an RPG to be found in the game, with detailed dialogue options that we’ve come to know from The Witcher 3.
Cyberpunk 2077 Character Creation
One aspect that wasn’t shown off in the trailer was whether we’d be forced to play as the character giving the narration in Cyberpunk 2077. It was then revealed by CD Projekt RED studio President Adam Kiciński that the game would feature character creation from scratch.
As you can see in the tweet just above from the official Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter account, we’ll be playing a character called V in the game. Our role in the game is basically a hacker, fighting back against mega corporations that dominate the world.
Cyberpunk 2077 is very much an ongoing project from CD Projekt RED. As such, we’ll be constantly updating this guide to reflect any new announcements that the developer makes for the action-RPG, especially over the coming week while news from E3 2018 comes out thick and fast.
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