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For the second year in a row, Cyberpunk 2077 dominated the E3 conversation, with that glorious reveal of Keanu Reeves as Johnny Silverhand (not first choice David Bowie since he passed away in 2016). Let’s take a quick look at this breathtaking videogame!
Fortunately for anyone who wasn’t at the show but can’t wait to get their cybernetically enhanced peepers on the new footage, CD Projekt Red will make the demo footage public in time for PAX West, which starts on August 30. CD Projekt Red community lead Marcin Momo said on Twitter that the reveal of the full extended gameplay demo “is going to happen at exactly PAX West.” This will be the same hands-off demo we got to see at E3 2019, where we learned that Cyberpunk 2077 allows for no-kill pacifist completions).
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Cyberpunk 2077 is going to soak up some serious hours and according to a new interview with CD Projekt Red, we’ll likely spend a lot of time finding the perfect ending. Speaking with YouTuber YongYea at E3 2019, quest director Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz confirmed that the upcoming sci-fi RPG will have multiple endings driven by the player’s decisions.
Can the Dalai-Lama play it?
We already know that a Cyberpunk 2077 no-kill pacifist run is totally doable, and you can bet peaceful play will affect the ending in some way; RPGs and immersive sims routinely tie endings to pacifism and good karma and things like that. According to Tomaskiewicz, you can also clear the game without using additional cybernetic augmentations if you want to remain a (relatively) natural human. You can’t avoid some augmentations that play into the controls and HUD but, apart from those, you can get by on flesh and bone alone. There’s no telling how or if your augmentations will affect your ending, but they present an interesting balancing act. Come to think of it, your relationship with the gangs of Night City could play a part too.
I’m sure Keanu Reeve’s Cyberpunk 2077 character will factor into the different endings as well. Reeves plays Johnny Silverhand, who CD Projekt Red has described as something of a second protagonist. He has nearly as many lines as V, so he’s sure to be a key part of the story. We’ll probably wind up going for whatever ending lets us spend the most time with digitized Keanu Reeves. And as he’s here straight out of the Cyberpunk 2020 TTRPG, we will probably see gangs such as the Rockerboys, Voodoo Boys, Maelstrom (which we already saw last year) and Scavengers. All roaming Night City after the Fourth Corporate War, claiming their spot at the top of the game.
The Cyberpunk 2077 release date is locked in for April 16, 2020 as that breathtaking man showed us at the Xbox show.