Cyberpunk 2077 modders add dynamic GTA V style stock market and news cycle to Night City

Some stocks in Cyberpunk 2077.

Some stocks in Cyberpunk 2077.

While Cyberpunk 2077 has endured a difficult lifespan since its 2020 release, with a barrage of bugs and glitches on various platforms originally putting players off, things are finally looking up for the Keanu Reeves friendship simulator.

Following the release of Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, a lot of people have been tempted into giving the game another chance, leading to some massive player numbers that have only increased since the announcement that the game will be getting a sequel.

Now, a barrage of new mods might help lure back those who’ve long craved a more immersive experience, with one giving players a chance to trade dynamically changing stocks and read news stories about their latest exploits.

Have you ever wanted the screens of Cyberpunk 2077 to react to your every move?

The mod in question is called ‘Stock Market and News System’ and is the work of a group of modders led by NexusGuy999, whose previous solo work has gotten Night City’s metros running and added working arcade machines to the game.

This time, they’ve teamed up with a number of other modders, including scornthegreat, rockergirlfriend and deceptious, to bring expansive stock market and newsreel systems to computers throughout Night City.

While there have been some previous attempts to mod similar ideas into the game, none of these have yet been able to nail making things reactively adjust to reflect the player’s actions and the outcomes of certain quests.

For example, if you’re about to jump into a mission that might harm the reputation of a corporation like Arasaka and their stock might tank afterwards, meaning that if you’ve bought some beforehand rather than putting money into their direct rivals, you might be left a little less minted.

However, if you’ve invested in Delamain and then help it to recover a lost taxi cab, you might end up making a tidy profit. Either way, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to read an account of your exploits afterwards, possibly while pointing at the screen in an effort to convey to your cat that you’ve made the news.

If that sounds like the kind of wheeling and dealing that’ll make your next Cyberpunk playthrough even more fun than usual, you’ll need to make sure to grab awpsoleet’s ‘Cyber Engine Tweaks’ first.

Regardless of whether you’re now 60 million eddies in debt because you forgot to cash out before crashing the Arasaka parade, make sure to follow us for updates on the wacky world of Cyberpunk 2077 modding and info on the game’s upcoming Phantom Liberty expansion, which is set to launch in 2023.

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