After years of waiting, CD Projekt Red’s next blockbuster IP, Cyberpunk 2077, has unveiled a new trailer at last. The trailer was unveiled during the final moments of Microsoft’s E3 Conference.
In Cyberpunk, you play as a hired gun named V, making a name for yourself in a world full of cyber-enhanced people. The game will start off with V accepting his very first mercenary contract. The trailer does not give much details in the way of gameplay and mechanics, nor did it exactly reveal a release date.
However, the trailer had a chock full of easter eggs. Eagle-eyed viewers did their magic and revealed a letter from CD Projekt Red in the red-text boot up sequence in the first few seconds of the trailer. In a nutshell, Cyberpunk 2077 will have free DLCs like Witcher 3, and no microtransactions of any kind. You can read the full text quoted below.
It’s been over 2077 days since we announced our plan to develop Cyberpunk 2077. We released a CGI trailer, gave some interviews and… went dark. Normal procedure for these kinds of things — you announce a game and then shut up, roll up your sleeves and get to work. We wanted to give you the Witcher 3 and both expansions first, which is why this period of staying silent was longer than we planned. Sorry for that.
As soon as we concluded work on Blood and Wine, we were able to go full speed ahead with CP2077’s pre-production. But we chose to remain silent. Why? At she point we made the decisions to resume talking about the game when we have something to show. Something meaningful and substantial. This is because we do realize you’ve been impatiently waiting for a very long time, and we wouldn’t like anyone to feel that we’re taking this for granted. On the contrary — it gives us a lot of extra motivation. The hype is real, so the sweat and tears need to be real, too 🙂
But to the point. Today is the day. If you’re seeing this, it means you saw the trailer. – our vision for Cyberpunk, an alternative version of the future where America is in pieces, megacorporations control all aspects of civilized life, and gangs rule the rest. And, while this world is full of adrenaline, don’t let the car chases and guns mislead you. Cyberpunk 2077 is a true single player, story-driven RPG. You’ll be able to create your own character and… well, you’ll get to know the rest of what show at our booth at E3. Be on the lookout for the previews!
Before we finish, you probably have some questions,
When we told you we would only release the game when it’s ready, we meant it. We’re definitely much closer to a release date than we were back then 😉 but it’s still not the time to confirm anything, so patience is still required. Quality is the only thing that drives us. It’s the beauty of being an independent studio and your own publisher.
2. How big?
Seriously big, but… to be honest, we have no bloody clue at this point in time. Once we put it all together, we will openly tell you what you can expect. And we promise we’ll do this before we start talking about pre-orders or ask anything of you.
3. Free DLC/Expansions/DRM
Expect nothing less than you got with The Witcher 3. As for DRM, CP2077, will be 100% DRM-free on PC.
In a single player role-playing game? Are you nuts?
Once again, thank you for your patience. If you have a minute, do visit cyberpunk.net and share your opinion (about anything) with us. We read everything you posted we treat it very seriously.
CD PROJEKT RED Team
Another surprise in the trailer were free codes for The Witcher 3: Game of the Year Edition. A handful of lucky viewers got to the codes early on and snagged a copy of Witcher 3 complete with all the DLCs, perhaps as a reward for those who’ve been waiting for the longest time for this game to come out.
CD Projekt Red’s latest IP was unveiled in October 2012 as their next RPG. A short trailer was revealed in January 2013, with news slowly trickling down the years after. It was only after the completion of Witcher 3’s Blood and Wine expansion did the studio pour out all their resources to Cyberpunk 2077.
The game is based on the tabletop RPG Cyberpunk 2020. Mike Pondsmith, creator of the original game, is consulting on the development.