Cyberpunk 2077: Release Date, Gameplay, Multiplayer, Keanu Reeves, Virtual Reality, UK Pre-Order Editions And Everything We Know For PS4, PC And Xbox One
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Cyberpunk 2077: Release Date, Gameplay, Multiplayer, Keanu Reeves, Virtual Reality, UK Pre-Order Editions And Everything We Know For PS4, PC And Xbox One

Nick Farrell
30 September 2020

Here's everything we know about CD Projekt Red's highly anticipated Cyberpunk 2077, from release date to storyline.

Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt's newest monster is looking to surpass The Witcher 3 as the studio's marquee game of the decade.

Although the game has been delayed multiple times thus far - we were able to get some more information on the game at the recent Night City Wire event.

Teased back in 2012, we finally got a look at the game last year at E3 2019, and now we know more news about  Cyberpunk 2077, and release date. With a special announcement that Keanu Reeves will be playing a prominent character in the game along with new information popping up left and right, will the wait be worth it?

While we wait for news, including potential VR support we do not know if we are going to get any more events regarding the game anytime soon.

From release date, storyline, and other notable features we have everything you need to know about Cyberpunk 2077!

Latest News

CD Projekt Red Requests Longer Hours From Employees - 30th September

With just weeks to go until release, the developer has begun mandatory crunch and six-day working weeks from the team.

Check out the full story here.

Official Night City Tour - 18th September

The official Cyberpunk youtube channel released an official tour trailer.

Check it out below:

 

Night City Wire - 11th September

The third episode of Night City Wire — the behind-the-scenes series for all things Cyberpunk 2077 — will air Friday, September 18, at 6 p.m. CEST. That’s noon Eastern time for folks in the U.S. It’ll be broadcast live on Twitch.

It will also be available on Cyberpunk's official Youtube channel, check it out below:

 

“We’ll take you on a tour around Night City, check up on its gangs, and give you a sneak peek into the creation of [the] Cyberpunk 2077 original score,” said developer CD Projekt Red.

Melee Combat Still Being Perfected - 11th August

The Senior Gameplay Designer for Cyberpunk 2077, Pawel Kapala, has revealed the game's melee combat is still being worked on.

In an interview with VG247, Kapala stated that the team were not quite satisfied with elements of the melee combat.

He stated, 'We’re spending a lot of time trying to perfect that, and we basically, we’re not 100 percent happy, mostly with visual feedback on the hits, on the melee... so, we’re still working on it."

It's great to see the development team are taking so much care with every element of the game.

The delays may have been disappointing for fans, but it's clear CD Projekt RED is not willing to cut any corners.

Lifepaths Trailer - 11th August

The latest trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 showcases the Lifepath system that determines your character's backstory.

Check it out below:

There Will Be No Duel Wielding In Cyberpunk - 24th July

CD Projekt RED has confirmed there will be no dual-wielding in Cyberpunk 2077.

This was revealed on Twitter by Global Community Lead Marcin Mornot. You can check out the tweet below.

Although this will leave some fans disappointed, it's definitely not stopped the hype for Cyberpunk. 

Will Not Be On Game Pass - 12th July

Radek Grabowski, who is the lead PR manager at CD Projekt Red, has confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077 will not be apart of the Xbox Game Pass subscription service.

 

Direct X12 Only? - 4th July

In an interview with PC Games Hardware, Marcin Gollent who is the lead graphics designer for Cybperunk 2077 confirmed the game will only run on Direct X12 API.

What this means going forward is unknown as of now, but it appears PC users with older hardware may be out of look if they are looking tor run this game!

 

Cyberpunk 2077: Wall Running Removed - July 1st

In an interview with Gamereactor, game level designer Max Pears explained that wall running was an aspect of the game that was removed for design reasons.

This was perhaps a result of wall-running allowing players to get access to areas they shouldn't.

Maelstrom Mission Endings - June 30th

The Maelstrom Mission outcomes have been revealed.

The mission, which revolves around lead character V getting his or her hands on a robot from a gang of ne'er-do-wells known as the Maelstrom Gang.

V can obtain a spiked chip to deal damage to the gang members, however, this requires a conversation to gain their trust.

There's also the option to go in all guns blazing, which is always a strong choice.

Cyberpunk 2077 Will Support DLSS 2.0 - June 30th

CD Projekt RED's latest title will utilise Nvidia's neural network-based temporal feedback techniques to ensure sharper images.

Digital Foundry has put together a piece showcasing the DLSS 2.0 tech.

Check it out:

There's Cats In Cyberpunk, But No One Has Seen A Dog - June 30th

An IGN preview has confirmed the roaming cats of the city are not just there to set the scene.

Players can approach the cats and pet them.

However, we're yet to hear any news about a dog in Night City.

We can only keep our fingers crossed and hope one is found very soon.

Check out our full article for more details.

Amazing PS5 Concept Art - June 29th

Xbox Pope, a known artist and designer has put together some PS5 concept art and it's incredible.

Check out the design below, there's even a controller.

XBOX POPE Design

Check out our full article on it here.

Aerondight Is In Cyberpunk 2077? - June 29th

A sword in Witcher and a car in Cyberpunk.

Aerondight may make an appearance in Cyberpunk, however, it won't be in its original form.

Reddit user VG247 spotted that Aerondight is a model of car in Cyberpunk 2077.

If the car is as powerful as the sword in Witcher, it'll definitely be fun to drive.

Check out the screenshot on Reddit here.

Night City Wire Recap - 25th June

The anticipated Night City Wire showcasing of Cyberpunk 2077 was held this week. This is where we got an ample amount of news regarding some of the game mechanics, along with a brand new trailer. 

Here are some of the key details we learned from the event!

New Trailer

Check out the trailer that was shown at the beginning of Night City Wire.

Mox Gang

One of the developers went on to explain one of the gangs you are going to interact with at the beginning of Cyberpunk 2077. Called the Mox, they were formed just a year before 2077, and we will be able to meet numerous NPCs related to this gang. 

Ripperdoc's

These are NPCs you will meet over the course of the game, and they will able to enhance your body and turn it into more of a machine however you like! Some of these are going to be specific for quests, and we are sure there is going to be some insane upgrades!

Braindance 

One of the features we are going to be taking part in during the story is something called Braindance. 

These are replays of other characters' previous experiences, where we will be able to get a better look at what happened during a certain situation.

Night City Wire Livestream Is TOMORROW - 24th June

Cyberpunk moved the Night City Wire reveal event to the 25th June as a result of recent ongoing issues within the world.

We'll be covering all the information right here.

Controller Easter Egg - 22nd June

An Easter Egg QR code is present on Cyberpunk 2077 themed controllers.

Huge Design Upgrade - 14th June

Cyberpunk 2077 is getting a huge design upgrade compared to The Witcher 2 and 3.

Recently podcasts featuring developers of the game were produced by the German site GameStar. Reddit user Moraez went through them and translated the keys points:

“Developers said that the improvements in the level Design are as big as they were from Witcher 2 to the Witcher 3” says Moraez.

Age Rating 18+ - 28th April

Cyberpunk 2077's first public rating – an 18+ – briefly appeared last week on Brazil’s classification board.

While the rating has since been removed from the website, a Reddit user going by u/JordhanMK posted a screenshot online which lists all of the questionable content.
Cyberpunk 2077 will allegedly feature:

  • “intense sexual relation”
  • “nudity”
  • “prostitution”
  • “sexualization”
  • “sexual language”
  • “sexual pleasurement”
  • “intense sexual relationship” whose severity “was aggravated by scene composition”

Although the leak hasn't been confirmed, Cyberpunk 2077 lead quest designer Pawel Sasko responded to the leak on Twitter, writing: “You surprised? We don’t f**k around.”

Cyberpunk 2077 Release Date

Announced at E3, the official release date was meant to be April 16, 2020.

However, the game has been delayed twice - the new release date is now 19th November 2020.

Although many fans were devastated that a 2019 release was not possible it is still less than a year away so the excitement is building.

CD Projekt RED has revealed their stance on releasing their games before completion on numerous occasions. They firmly believe in maintaining a high level of quality on the release of their game.

The delays may be frustrating for fans but CD Projekt RED's level of quality and attention to detail is simultaneously applauded.

Platforms

The new title will be released on PS4, Xbox One and PC at launch.

The game has been confirmed to arrive on PS5 and Xbox Series X, both via backwards compatibility and with an upgraded and enhanced version.

Lucky gamers that buy the game and upgrade to the next-gen consoles will get a free copy of Cyberpunk 2077.

Cyberpunk 2077 will NOT include Google Stadia at launch and it's unlikely the game will come to Xbox Game Pass.

 

Demo

There is no word on a playable demo yet.

But you can watch footage of a demo from 2018 here.

Pre-Order And Editions

Collectors editions have always been prominent in triple-a titles, it is a way fans can show their love for the game and get a unique collectable item along with it. CD Projekt announced two editions for Cyberpunk 2077, the full details of each are down below!

Cyberpunk 2077 Standard Edition:

The standard edition of the game will come with these physical and digital rewards. 

  • Case with game discs
  • Reversible cover
  • World compendium detailing the game's setting and lore
  • Postcards from Night City
  • Map of Night City
  • Stickers
  • [Digital] Game soundtrack
  • [Digital] Art booklet
  • [Digital] Cyberpunk 2020 sourcebook
  • [Digital] Wallpapers for desktop and mobile

Cyberpunk 2077 Collector's Edition

Upgrading to the collector's edition will land you an insane statue along with more digital rewards.

  • Collector's Edition box
  • Reversible Cover
  • Collectable steelbook
  • 25cm (10in) statue of V (the game's protagonist) in action
  • Hardcover artbook
  • Metal pin set
  • Quadra VTech Metal keychain
  • Annotated copy of A Visitor's Guide to Night City sealed in an NCPD evidence bag
  • Embroidered patches
  • World Compendium detailing the game's setting and lore
  • Postcards from Night City
  • Map of Night City
  • Sticker bomb set

You can check out all other hardware and accessories for Cyberpunk 2077 here.

 

System Requirements

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Hardcore Mode

Cyberpunk 2077 will feature a very unique hardcore mode, much like a Call of Duty hardcore multiplayer match.

Turning on the hardcore feature during the main storyline will turn off the UI and HUD for the player. Much like The Witcher 3 which was CD Projekt's most recent release, the difficulty levels are catered to all kinds of players so finding your level should be rather easy. 

Cyberpunk 2077 UI coordinator Alvin Liu told WCCFtech, "The most fun one I think will be the Hardcore setting where we turn off the UI ... And that will be a real challenge for a lot of players." So for hardcore players who are seeking a challenge throughout their Cyberpunk adventure, this sounds like the mode for you.

Character Creation, NPCs And Factions

Character Creation

Cyberpunk will feature a robust character creation menu. Players will be able to fully customize their character's hair, tattoos, and clothing. During E3 quest director Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz explained to Gamasutra 

"We have put a lot of thought into this. One of the things we want to do in the final game (which we couldn't show in the demo yet, because as you mentioned it's a work in progress) is to give the players as many options of customization in the beginning of the game as we can."

You can customise everything in Cyberpunk 2077 and we mean EVERYTHING. So, it will be interesting to see how in-depth CD Projekt goes for their character customization options. If anyone remembers The Witcher 3 it featured a vast customization menu with the ability to change everything about your player so expectations are high for CD Projekt this time around. 

Lifepaths

Cyberpunk 2077's Lifepath system was recently unveiled to players in a new trailer.

It allows players to choose from one of three backstories for their character.

The three choices are Street Kid, Nomad and Corpo.

Each provides an alternative backstory and various changes to main story of the game.

Through implementing this system, CD Projekt RED has added an element of replayability to the game not possible from a single linear story.

Check out the trailer below:

NPCs, Gangs And Factions

There are over one thousand NPCs in Cyberpunk 2077 and each has a daily routine.

In the game there will be plenty of gangs, factions and businesses including:

The game will also feature over 75 street-story sidequests.

Keanu Reeves

E3 practically exploded with cheers when Keanu Reeves walked out on stage during the Cyberpunk reveal, it seems as fans are more excited for him being in the game than the actual game. Nevertheless, we know very little about Keanu's character in Cyberpunk as of now other than the fact he will be playing "Johnny Silverhand" an original character from the 1988 Cyberpunk title. 

McFarlane Toys will be producing a commemorative 7" tall model for the game.

It will interesting to see how prominent Keanu's role in the game will be.

Will he have a brief cameo or will he be one of the main focal points throughout the story? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Map

CD Projekt Red is keeping things water-tight with regards to Cyberpunk 2077, but they let this small map-related detail slip! Find out everything here.

Classes

Cyberpunk 2077 will feature a class system that is based on the 1988 tabletop game.

There are three classes that players can specialize in:

  • Techie
  • Netrunner
  • Solo.

Now, while some players will want to dedicate their time to one class exclusively, CD Projekt Red has made it pretty clear that it's the game features a fluid system that allows gamers to play a mix of all three, should they want.

Perks and Attributes

Recent information surrounding Cyberpunk has revealed a complex perk and attribute system.

A player will have the choice to skill up Body, Reflex, Tech Ability, Intelligence and Cool.

Each of these attributes will come with a skill tree.

In terms of perks, here's what we know so far:

  • Dragon Strike - A perk for melee weapons, strong attacks will cause increased bleeding and deal 15% bonus damage.
  • Guerilla - After killing enemies, critical hit chance is boosted to 60% for ten seconds.
  • Hard Motherf**cker - This boosts V's durability via a 20% increase to armour and resistances for ten seconds.

Virtual Reality

In a recent interview with onMSFT, the producer John Mamais from CDPR told us that as much as they would like to do something with VR, "it's not viable yet."

Allegedly the platform is very "experimental and niche", meaning that it isn't a great fit for the hotly-anticipated RPG.

Morality Systems & Post-Launch Multiplayer

Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most anticipated titles this year. The expansive open world, the heavy customisation and dynamic storytelling have set expectations seriously high.

Customising one's character and how they interact with the world is the bread and butter of an RPG so there's no doubt people want to know more. Click here for everything we know!

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