CD Projekt RED has released 48 minutes of gameplay footage for Cyberpunk 2077, the highly anticipated futuristic RPG. Buckle up, because it's a lengthy demo that gives the public's first look at how the game will play.
This is reportedly the same gameplay demo shown behind closed doors at E3, possibly with some minor tweaks. Game Director Adam Badowski released a message about Cyberpunk 2077 together with the release of the demo footage:
"What we're releasing today was recorded from a game deep in development," game director Adam Badowski said in a message accompanying the release. "Since many of the assets and mechanics in the current version of Cyberpunk 2077 are most likely to be modified, we initially decided to show this gameplay only to media. Elements like gunplay (both in terms of visuals and how RPG stats influence it), netrunning, car physics, or the game's UI--everything's pretty much still in the playtest phase and we felt uneasy about publicly committing to any particular design. Animation glitches, work-in-progress character facial expressions, early versions of locations--all this made us hesitant to release what you're about to see.
"However, we are also well aware that many of you want to see what the media saw. Although this is probably not the same game you'll see on your screen when we launch, we still decided to share this 48-minute video with you. This is how Cyberpunk 2077 looks today. Let us know what you think!"
The demo starts with V on the hunt for a missing cyborg. V is a player character that's been customized for the demo, and is accompanied by the character Jackie. Immediately we get a look at the game's combat, before moving on to another quest that highlights where the game is located - Night City.
This is the first time Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay has been released to the public. The game was originally demonstrated to journalists and select members of the enthusiast press at E3 and Gamescom 2018, behind closed doors. CD Projekt Red also released a handful of new screenshots and concept art via social media last week.
Cyberpunk 2077 is the Polish studio's next big RPG project after a lengthy stint producing the Witcher series. Cyberpunk's first teaser was released back in 2013 but the studio has been relatively silent about the game. It wasn't until June, at Microsoft's E3 presser that they reintroduced the game to the public. Since then, it's been full tilt for the game's marketing.
Unfortunately, no release date has been set for Cyberpunk 2077. All we know is that it's scheduled to arrive on Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4.