Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt RED's sci-fi RPG follow-up to the unbelievable Witcher trilogy, has arrived. A brand new in-engine trailer from Cyberpunk 2077 capped off Microsoft's lengthy E3 2018 press conference, leaving viewers feeling like they were ready for more. And that's no joke, the teaser trailer is less than two minutes long and no release date or platform information was provided. But just a tease is just enough. Cyberpunk 2077 is here, and more info is coming soon.
What information is available for Cyberpunk 2077 comes directly from the teaser trailer. The voiceover, which could be the game's protagonist, describes the city in which Cyberpunk 2077 takes place -- Night City. He describes it as "The Worst Place to Live in America" due to its extreme poverty and high rates of violence. He also calls it the "City of Dreams," saying how he's a big dreamer. In other words, Cyberpunk 2077 is going to be a very, very wild ride.
And beyond the voiceover, CD Projekt Red packs as much as it can into the 90 seconds of screentime. Over a dozen different scenes are shown, all made up of in-engine cinematic work and no gameplay. What must be over 100 characters are included across all of the scenes, ranging from taxi drivers to cyber-junkies. And every single one of them sings "Cyberpunk" loud and clear. Night City is big, and the brief look into Cyberpunk 2077 sends one clear message -- we haven't seen anything yet.
Sometimes there's more than meets the eye in CD Projekt RED's trailers, however. Much like with the first Cyberpunk 2077 trailer, there's a hidden message from CD Projekt RED hidden within the garbled digital fuzz at the start of the trailer. The full message is a very heartful letter written to the fans within CD Projekt RED's community, but there's some important info in there too.
The big message is that CD Projekt RED isn't ready to reveal when it will launch Cyberpunk 2077. It's just not ready for that yet. That said, the game is already huge -- and growing every day. Most importantly though, CD Projekt RED wants to make clear that despite the rumors, despite the guns and adrenaline of the trailer, Cyberpunk 2077 remains a "true single-player, story-driven RPG." Fans of The Witcher 3 won't be disappointed. They just have to be patient.
CD Projekt RED isn't done showing Cyberpunk 2077 at E3 2018. The developer and publisher has already confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077 would also have a behind-closed-doors demo to show the press once the convention begins. Previews will start being published by Tuesday, June 12. And if CD Projekt RED does what it has traditionally done with The Witcher titles, it will reveal that demo to fans later this year.
Cyberpunk 2077 has no currently announced release window or platforms.