We knew that news of Cyberpunk 2077 would reveal itself over the course of E3, but what we didn’t know was that it would come from everyone’s favorite internet crush, Keanu Reeves.
The actor's appearance surprised many fans and industry professionals, who had mainly been expecting more information about the dystopian sci-fi action game. News of the upcoming future-based game came out of the mouth of Reeves himself. Reeves took to the stage on June 9 during the Microsoft E3 press conference during their segment dedicated to Cyberpunk 2077.
“I gotta’ talk to you about something,” said Reeves in all his aloof charm before revealing that developer CD Projekt Red reached out to him a while back to be a part of their project. “I’m always drawn to fascinating stories,” the actor behind Neo said, confirming that Cyberpunk 2077 met those qualifications for him.
“We have a city to burn,” Reeve’s character says, his face concealed under a pair of aviators. He flickers in and out before bending down to look with those soulful brown eyes at the player. That’s all we get in terms of any story connection, but the presence of such a big name in Cyberpunk 2077 indicates that we’ll be seeing much more of him in-game.
Keanu aside, the new footage revealed during the Microsoft press conference highlighted a continuation of the story that we saw from the previously released demo footage. The camera follows a version of V and their exploits. The trailer starts with some sort of conversation with “fixer” Dexter DeShawn.
Since this game stays at a high-octane pace, we don’t stay stationary long and move on to drama with our old partner Jackie who seems to meet with an unfortunate end. The mantis blades make their return and we see some new powers or augments from a mysterious stranger named Bug. It’s quite a ride to say the least.
If Keanu and story details weren’t enough to build the cyber-hype, CD Projekt Red revealed a release date, as well. Cyberpunk 2077 releases on April 16, 2020 with pre-orders available now. The game plays on multiple platforms and will be available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
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