The gaming community is abuzz again after CD Projekt Red released a brand new trailer during E3 2018. They even hid a short Cyberpunk 2077 FAQ in the video. However, there are some assumptions we can make based on the trailer itself. So, let’s see what we can gather just based on the video. If you find anything that we might have missed, share it with us in the comments.
The trailer opens up with a subway map of Night City, where the game will take place. If you’ve played the Cyberpunk 2020 tabletop RPG, you might recognize the names of some locations, such as Westbrook. Now, could this be the actual in-game map? Well, it’s definitely a possibility. If so, then there’ll be a lot to explore. However, even the developers aren’t sure of the game’s size, so we’ll have to wait and see. Another detail that will be familiar to you are going to be the names of the megacorporations, or megacorps, such as Arasaka and Militech.
Another thing that the video does brilliantly is to establish the environment. It’s pure cyberpunk excellence. Night City has the perfect dichotomy between the shiny city of the future and it’s gritty underbelly. Also, the eighties neon punk look is omnipresent, as it well should be. Everyone on the street has brightly-colored mohawks, extensive cyber implants, and really hardcore guns. That’s to say nothing of robot assassins, who are everywhere. The video shows us a robot putting on makeup with a gaping hole where the mouth should be, and that visual is going to stick with me, as well as the woman that looks like she’s made of liquid metal.
But what’s most interesting to me is that the trailer seems to be hinting at some kind of revolution going on. Sure, there’s always something brewing in Night City, but it’s interesting that we see several cases of people jacked into some kind of system getting their brains fried, and what appears to be some hacker behind it all. There are riots in the streets, with police cracking down on the population pretty brutally. And the gangs of the city are are arming themselves pretty heavily too, with Militech gear ranging from some big damn guns to droids. Whatever the case, I’m certain that Cyberpunk 2077 is going to be an amazing experience, when it eventually does come out.