After many agonising years of waiting, CD Projekt Red, the developers of The Witcher have finally lifted the lid on the huge Gameplay demo for their massively hyped upcoming Sci-Fi RPG, Cyberpunk 2077.
The incredible footage on display is the same as that of the demo previously shown to the press at E3 this year. You may not want to watch the video at work as it has a decent amount of mature content.
The demo starts with V, the players fully custom protagonist, taking on a gang hideout with her partner Jackie. Things quickly turn in to a frenzied firefight full of damage numbers, destructible surroundings and what looks to be some very smooth shooting mechanics.
The latter half of the demo sees V taking a mission from Cyber-Rick Ross and shows off some of the impressive abilities on offer. V uses these to slow down time, ricochet bullets off walls and even slicing and dicing a few hapless victims using the deadly mantis blades. To no surprise, the gameplay reminds me heavily of Deaus Ex, but with an extra coat of that magic CD Projekt paint.
I was a little skeptical when CD Projekt Red announced that Cyberpunk 2077 would be a first person shooter but after seeing the game in motion, it works amazingly at rooting the player in the incredibly detailed open world of Night City. I now have complete faith that the team will deliver yet another masterpiece
“What we’re releasing today was recorded from a game deep in development.” Adam Badowski, the Game Director stated “Since many of the assets and mechanics in the current version of Cyberpunk 2077 are most likely to be modified, we initially decided to show this gameplay only to media. Elements like gunplay (both in terms of visuals and how RPG stats influence it), netrunning, car physics, or the game’s UI — everything’s pretty much still in the playtest phase and we felt uneasy about publicly committing to any particular design. Animation glitches, work-in-progress character facial expressions, early versions of locations — all this made us hesitant to release what you’re about to see.”
“However, we are also well aware that many of you want to see what the media saw.” — adds Badowski. “Although this is probably not the same game you’ll see on your screen when we launch, we still decided to share this 48-minute video with you. This is how Cyberpunk 2077 looks today. Let us know what you think!”
It's been a long wait for Cyberpunk 2077 and this new footage just stokes the flames even more.
Cyberpunk 2077 is being for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. No release date has been announced yet, but CD Projekt Red says the game is already playable from start to finish.
What do you think of the demo? Did it live up to your expectations or are you not feeling it? Let me know in the comments below!
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