One of the biggest surprises of E3 2018 came at the end of Microsoft's press conference when CD Projekt RED's long in development Cyberpunk 2077 made its long-awaited debut. Unfortunately for fans, Cyberpunk 2077 was only shown behind closed doors though the demo was apparently enough to impress critics as the game took home numerous E3 awards including Best of Show. Part of the reason why the demo was so impressive is actually how the studio approached the show and how it created the gameplay.
It's widely known that developers sometimes opt to build an E3 specific demo of their games, CD Projekt RED's Marcin Iwinski confirmed that the E3 2018 build of Cyberpunk 2077 was an actual build of the game, not some scripted or hand built version of the game for the press. The studio purposely avoided creating an artificial piece of content only for the show, which paid off as many attendees pointed out elements that didn't look pre-rendered or fake.
While many fans continue to hold out hope that CD Projekt RED will release a video of the demo, the studio did reveal that the game is next going to make an appearance at GamesCom 2018 in August. While Iwinski wouldn't say if the demo would remain behind closed doors at the show, he did mention that it wouldn't be exactly the same build as what the press was shown at E3 2018. The studio is still considering showing off something new, or perhaps showing the E3 demo from a new perspective or angle.
Even though Cyberpunk 2077 appears to tread new ground for the developer who is best known for its work in The Witcher franchise, fans theories have begun to attempt to link both franchises together. Taking dialogue from a scene in which Ciri tells Geralt about the different worlds and timelines she's traveled through, and synced it up to trailer footage from Cyberpunk 2077. Shockingly, the narration fits well with the footage and Night City itself as Ciri mentions things like flying ships, houses of glass, and people with metal in their heads. As such, fans are now expecting some sort of Ciri Easter egg once this game launches.
Cyberpunk 2077 is currently in development without a release date or confirmed platforms.
Source: Kotaku Splitscreen