Jan 11, 2013

Cyberpunk 2077

It's about time that the cyberpunk genre finally got some videogame love, and the folks over at Polish game dev studio CD Projekt RED just dropped an amazing teaser/proof of concept trailer for what's to come soon. The quality of the trailer is nothing short of incredible, produced by an insanely Platige Image team, who in my eyes are starting to rival what companies like Blizzard and Blur have been able to put out in recent memory. The game will deal with a themes that any Bladerunner or Ghost In The Shell fan will instantly recognize: Illegal cyborg implants, replicants gone amuck and special agents designated to hunt these rogue cyborgs down, also known as Psycho Squads. I'm hoping the title is code name for now because it's a little on the generic side, no?

Shortly after the release of the trailer, some astute Redditor's actually found a cleverly hidden long form message from the devs hidden in one of the various graphic glitch scenese during the trailer, which drops clues about the true nature of the project and release date. If you're a Witcher fan, prepare to be pleased by some clues dropped in the hidden message. Check it out after the break.
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'Do you like our latest creation? We certainly hope so! :) You may remember that we sometimes send you guys secret messages like this. it’s a great way for us to speak right to you instead of burying ourselves in corporate mumbo-jumbo. So let’s begin! 

First of all—have you noticed all the details in our teaser (yes, it’s a teaser, we’ll make a proper trailer in the future)? If you know the Cyberpunk setting, there are some things you can spot, like implants—look for the weapon hands and the real skin—corporate emblems that should look familiar, and more. Happy hunting! 

 You’re probably curious about the release date. It’s currently scheduled a way off, in 2015, but in truth, the delivery date is more like, “when it’s done.” We will release Cyberpunk to you when we’re convinced it is nothing but pure, refined, unadulterated awesome. we want it to be the most kick ass futuristic RPG ever—ok, maybe this sounds pretty bully, but it is our actual goal! You judge if we deliver it! 

Ok—and you may wonder why we announced our game so early before the release. The reason is that we’re still building our dev team. 

So if you are a talented dude or dudette, willing to work in a really different company (gamers rule & boring corporate stuff drools!) on a super ambitious project, send us your application right now: careers@cdprojektred.com So, you want to know what kind of game Cyberpunk 2077 will be? The short description is that it will be a story-heavy, nonlinear, open world RPG based on the well known Cyberpunk pen & paper system and setting. Building open world games is something we are mastering right now, and we believe that properly joining nonlinear gameplay with excellent story telling will bring a totally new quality. Hmm. We’ll tell some more about it soon! 

And that’s not all that’s new. We are about to reveal our other project, which is much closer to being completed. And yes, it will also be a fully open-world game with an intense story. You can probably guess the game we’re talking about. ;-) On the 5th of February it will all be clear. So stay tuned, as we will have quite a lot to show and tell you soon! We are waiting for you on our newly created forum called Afterlife—what other name could we have chosen for it?' :) 

CD Projekt RED Team

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