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CD Projekt teases newest release – Cyberpunk 2077
January 14, 2013, Author: Ariana Hester
CD Projekt, developers of The Witcher series, have released a teaser for their next big title, Cyberpunk 2077.
Set as an adaptation of the pen-and-paper game Cyberpunk 2013/2020/V3, fans of the series will definitely have something to look forward to. Those who have never played the game, well… they will have a great game to look forward to if this trailer is any indication.
The official description of the trailer:
- The teaser shows how the Psycho Squad might acquire a new member.
- The Psycho Squad specializes in combating “psychos” — individuals who overuse implants and substances that boost or otherwise alter the human body.
- There comes a point when they overdose on these innovations, and their bodies start to rebel against their biological body parts as well as all things organic around them. Simply put, they start killing people, who they now derisively call “meatbags.”
- When a psycho goes on the rampage, strange things can happen. There’s carnage, and the psycho might be taken down by regular police, but they’re not always able to get the job done.
- When things spin out of control, they call in MAX-TAC (Maximum Force Tactical Division), popularly called the Psycho Squad.
About the non-linear worldscape:
In Cyberpunk 2077, the player will be thrown into a dark future. The metropolis of Night City is a stage set to tell the tale of one individual, raised on the streets, who tries to lift himself up from the gutter and find a way to survive amongst boostergangs and megacorporations in a city of filth and sin.
Drugs, violence, poverty and exclusion haven’t disappeared by 2077, as people stayed they were for centuries—greedy, closed-minded and weak. But not only ghosts of the past trouble mankind, but new issues have appeared.
Psychos go on rampages and the streets are filled with junkies addicted to a new form of entertainment—the braindance, a cheap way to experience the emotions and stimuli of someone else, someone living a more exciting life.
Due to other projects, CD Projekt has stated that we shouldn’t expect a release until 2015. Which raises a question, do we applaud a developer that takes its time to make a game great or do we believe that there’s such a thing as teasing a game too early?
Perhaps they should have waited a little closer to release to start building an audience.
We’ve seen countless cases of games rushing under pressure from too long a wait, making major changes along the way leaving little of what was first teased or in the worst case, getting scraped all together.
Either way Cyberpunk 2077 looks and sounds great so we’ll just have to wait (and wait) and see.