CD Projekt RED's live stream tease was mercifully brief yesterday, culminating in a reveal of over 48 minutes of gameplay from Cyberpunk 2077.
The eagerly anticipated sci-fi RPG was shown behind closed doors at both E3 2018 and Gamescom 2018, prompting a torrent of Game of the Show awards. We were living off hearsay though, little nuggets of information about Cyberpunk 2077 rather than seeing the game for ourselves.
Well, here it is, Cyberpunk 2077 running in all its glory. CD Projekt RED is at pains to let fans know that this is work-in-progress footage and plenty may change between now and Cyberpunk 2077's eventual launch. Basically, don't be shocked if a visual downgrade happens, it's part and parcel of game development and optimisation.
“What we’re releasing today was recorded from a game deep in development,” says Adam Badowski, Cyberpunk 2077 game director. “Since many of the assets and mechanics in the current version of Cyberpunk 2077 are most likely to be modified, we initially decided to show this gameplay only to media. Elements like gunplay (both in terms of visuals and how RPG stats influence it), netrunning, car physics, or the game’s UI — everything’s pretty much still in the playtest phase and we felt uneasy about publicly committing to any particular design. Animation glitches, work-in-progress character facial expressions, early versions of locations — all this made us hesitant to release what you’re about to see.”
“However, we are also well aware that many of you want to see what the media saw," Badowski added. “Although this is probably not the same game you’ll see on your screen when we launch, we still decided to share this 48-minute video with you. This is how Cyberpunk 2077 looks today. Let us know what you think!”
What is here looks absolutely stunning visually though, cramming in what is comfortably the most detailed cityscape we've ever seen in a game.
Original Story: 27-Aug-2018 - CD Projekt RED Kicks Off Cyberpunk 2077 Live Twitch Tease
The official CD Projekt RED Twitch channel has gone live with a mysterious teaser containing scrolling code.
The Cyberpunk 2077 Twitch stream went live just a handful of hours ago and users are already busy trying to figure out what the heck it all means.
One of the most popular theories, naturally, is that CDPR could be building up to a Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay reveal. Bethesda pulled a very similar trick with Fallout 76, teasing fans for 24 hours before finally unleashing the Fallout 76 announcement.
Those of an even more optimistic nature have even suggested this could even be a Cyberpunk 2077 release date announcement. This seems unlikely in the extreme, particularly when the game itself hasn’t been shown outside of behind-closed-doors gameplay sessions at E3 and Gamescom. Still, no one can be blamed for getting their hopes up, particularly for a game as spectacularly hyped as Cyberpunk 2077.
We’ll be sure to keep a close eye on it and update you just as soon as anything happens.