The Future is Near
“They did not just do that!” Is all I could say to myself when I saw the trailer of 2077 at Microsoft’s press conference. The trailer ended with the surprise of Keanu Reeves actually being in the game. However Keanu wasn’t just in the game, he came out on stage. Consequently, instead of wasting time, he talked about the game, his involvement in it, and shared its release date. Cyberpunk 2077 is being developed by CD Projekt Red, the same studio behind the acclaimed Witcher trilogy and it looks to be their most detailed project to date.
Furthermore, the gameplay looks extremely tight and responsive which is a surprise. Obviously, CD Projekt Red is known for its melee combat, not FPS gameplay and future settings. However, the level of depth to the gameplay shows the dedication the team puts into creating quality experiences. Moreover, the game looks stunning and its world is extremely well realized. As a result, environmental storytelling could very well end up rivaling the actual storytelling in-game. From what we’ve seen, 2077 looks to be smartly written and well executed. It’ll be releasing April 16th, 2020.