Cyberpunk 2077 Release Date Finally Announced for April 2020

CD Projekt Red has, at long last, revealed the launch date of Cyberpunk 2077 in a new cinematic trailer. It’s coming out on April 16th, 2020. And, as you’ve likely already noticed, the trailer features none other than Keanu Reeves. What’s his character’s role in the whole thing? Well, we don’t know, but don’t even begin to pretend that you don’t want to find out as soon as possible.

Cyberpunk 2077 Release Date Finally Announced for April 2020
Cyberpunk 2077 Release Date Finally Announced for April 2020

Correction corner: Keanu Reeves will play Johnny Silverhand, an established character and rock star in the Cyberpunk lore (thanks, Bethany).

Ever since we got our first glimpses of Cyberpunk 2077 months ago, we’ve been waiting impatiently for further updates. But, until very recently, CD Projekt Red hasn’t showed us a single things. Now, however, the hype train can start going right off the rails. They released a cinematic trailer for the game, which is cool on its own. The main takeaway, though, is that we finally know when the game is coming out. Mark your calendars for April 16th, 2020. You’ll be able to play on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

As for the trailer itself, it shows us about four minutes of cinematic footage. It’s a fairly standard cyberpunk fare. Our hero risks life and limb to get a chip for some crime lord. His partner dies as they make their escape. Then, because all of the ruckus they’ve caused and the police on their backs, the crime lord double-crosses our hero and a shootout starts. Later on, our hero wakes up, and he’s approached by someone telling him that there’s a whole city to burn. Honestly, it’s as Cyberpunk as it gets. As far as the old tabletop RPG goes, I mean.

And, yes, the trailer does indeed feature Keanu Reeves, of all people. What his role in the actual game is going to be, I don’t know, but I am very curious to figure it out. We’ll have to wait for mid-April next year to find out. Until then, if you haven’t already, you can watch the new Cyberpunk 2077 cinematic trailer below.

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    Bethany K Alexander

    Uh we do know who he’s playing, cdpr confirmed in a tweet reply that Keanu Reeves is playing Johnny Silverhand. I mean I recognized as soon as I saw the arms framed before the face. They made it very clear to any fans of the Tabletop who that was. Johnny is an iconic character in 2020 lore, and even casual players will probs know him, even if they didnt recognize.

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      JoeTheBard

      Ooooh, right you are. Imma fix that.

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        Bethany K Alexander

        Awesomesauce! Just tryin to help! Also, in the gameplay footage they showed before the release date, He shows up for A SPLIT second at the scene where the player is talking to some sort of hacker or fixer, with a computer in front of them. He’s in the background and looks like he’s see through.
        I wish we knew what Johnny freakin Silverhand is doing showing up to us. I bet it’s gonna be big! hype is real, for sure!

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        Bethany K Alexander

        OMG I did not expect a freaking credit! THANK YOU <3

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          JoeTheBard

          Credit always where credit is due. Lucky me to have you so obsessive and correct me; you saved me a lot of hate comments. I only played Cyberpunk 2020 for a couple of sessions, so I missed out on a bunch of the lore.

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            Bethany K Alexander

            See, I’m obsessive when it comes to lore (ask me about WoW or One Piece sometime, lol) so I played one session… and promptly binged on 2020 lore for like a month. I did basically the same for Wow, Destiny 2, OW, Elderscrolls, Fallout, you name it. I love putting the pieces together, realizing the hidden meanings behind things, or theorizing about the mysteries. I’m pretty sure it’s the comic artist in me? lol

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            Bethany K Alexander

            Also, am I missing it, or are there no share links? D:

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    Bethany K Alexander

    Yes. I do know I’m obsessed, lol 😛

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