Cyberpunk 2077 Night City Wire recap, new trailer and gameplay revealed

Written by Chad Norton on Thu, Jun 25, 2020 5:36 PM
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CD Projekt Red just aired the Night City Wire Episode 1 livestream of Cyberpunk 2077, and with it came a bunch of new juicy stuff to look at. Not only did we get a brand new trailer to gawk at, but there was also some fresh new gameplay shown off with a new feature called “Braindance” which allows players to experience the memories of others and even interact with the environment. This certainly helps take the edge off of the recent launch date delay again.

Interestingly the livestream was titled "Episode 1", suggesting that we could see even more episodes come out in the leading months up to CP2077's official launch date in November.

First up we have the new trailer, which I have to say looks absolutely stunning, which apparently only takes place within the prologue of the game. Check out the new trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 below:

We also got some information about the story, which will apparently be revolving around getting a special chip that can can supposedly provide eternal life. Our main characters of the story are focusing on a job in order to find and retrieve this chip.

There was also a surprise reveal of a special animated show called Cyberpunk Edgrunners in partnership with Studio Triggers and Netflix. It's a standalone story separate from the game, but still takes place within the same universe. The show will apparently launch sometime in 2022.

Finally, the gameplay we got to see revolved around this new mechanic called Braindance. It's a recording of someone else's experience, letting you tap into their memories including their senses. It essentially plays out like a detective mode from the Batman games but in Cyberpunk 2077, which will allow players to study, scan and discover extra details surrounding a person's memory.

The gameplay that we got to see revolved around two gang members robbing a store, before the one who's memory we're viewing gets shot and dies. The task of the player then is to scrub through the memory and discover the killer by scanning the environment and eventually hacking into a security camera within the memory to identify them. It's a pretty cool mechanic and will be essential to a lot of quests and the main story.

So that's all there was to it in the first episode of Night City Wire for Cyberpunk 2077. It was pretty short unfortunately at just around 25 minutes, but luckily we got told that episode 2 of Night City Wire will air in "just a few weeks."

So what did you guys think? Are you more or less excited for Cyberpunk 2077 now? What did you think of the Braindance feature? And what would you like to see in episode 2? Let us know!

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07:12 Jul-01-2020

Looks like saints raw

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11:55 Jun-29-2020

This is the future of gaming... who's agreed?


It's Amazing

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12:08 Jun-26-2020

I hope the game won't be too demanding, cause it looks awesome

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17:58 Jun-25-2020

Whelp, here's to hoping this is the last one...

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17:48 Jun-25-2020

Amazing. The graphics are great. Imagine if the game was to be released only for the next-gen consoles.

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07:51 Jun-26-2020

aye i get what yu mean but ive got a feeling this was maxxed out with pc in mind then its being graphical feature wise trrimmed down. while for next gen version microsoft and playstation paying crap loads of money to have features enhanced

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07:52 Jun-26-2020

especially the higher fps and ray tracing bits cause lets be honest Current Gen wont have that and when the difference is very very visible then itll sell alot of consoles. and talking about this i'm pretty sure Nvidia will have paid a truc

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07:55 Jun-26-2020

truck load of money to get RTX featured in game extensively and mustve worked with CD Projekt Red to optimise it like crazy cause one this that really stands out is the fact that Nvidia are selling GPU's with Cyberpunk special edition and l

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07:57 Jun-26-2020

lets be honest this game is going to be everywhere when it launches and having NVIDIA RAY TRACING in it will be a huge hit marketing wise as a gamer if i get a sexier looking game that is smooth as silk i just say thank you for making this

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07:57 Jun-26-2020

this happen cause it feels perfect

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12:07 Jun-26-2020

The press demo was running on an rtx2080Ti on 1080p 60 FPS with ray tracing and everything on max settings.

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16:04 Jun-26-2020

i dont know why but i still find this hard to believe can it be RTX3000 series? nvidia did announce ray tracing in a similar way by first revealing the game engine demo i believe unreal star wars demo and they said it was a titan only to sa

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16:06 Jun-26-2020

say it was a rtx card all along. simply because that game play looks beautiful like in way too beautiful for it to be RTX 2080ti. that being said i kinda trust CD PROJEKT RED they are one of the few good ones and yeah i belive their words b

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16:07 Jun-26-2020

but its still at the back of my mind honestly speaking

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