With each new Cyberpunk 2077 trailer, developer CD Projekt RED shares much more information about its hotly anticipated sci-fi RPG. However, there are many questions about the game, its characters, and its gameplay that fans would like to know the answer to.
5 What Are Johnny Silverhand's Real Motives?
Johnny Silverhand, the character played by Keanu Reeves, is a digital ghost who appears as a hologram to the player character, V. In the Cyberpunk 2077 trailer shown at E3 2019, the character is a friend with a cool attitude who lends a helping hand to V after they are double crossed and seemingly left for dead.
However, it's unclear what Silverhand's real motives are and if Cyberpunk 2077 players can trust the character. In the board game, Silverhand is an anarchist who doesn't agree with what the corporations are doing and so the character may just be using V to get to his true goal.
4 Are There Any Other Celebrities in the Game?
The confirmation that Keanu Reeves will be in Cyberpunk 2077 was a big one, but Reeves may not be the only celebrity who stars in the game. Reeves is joined by Mike Pondsmith, the creator of the Cyberpunk board game as he also plays a character in the game. Pondsmith also played it cool when asked if any other famous people would be in it.
There's also the strange case of Kanye West and Lady Gaga. Fans were excited to learn that Kanye West follows the Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter account, which is huge as the rapper follows very few people. Once, the Cyberpunk 2077 account also responded to a Lady Gaga tweet posted several years ago. There had been rumors that Gaga had been seen near CD Projekt RED's studios and although these were denied by the developer, not everyone believed it.
3 Who Are the Cyberpunk 2077 Love Interests?
Cyberpunk 2077 will offer crafting gameplay, exploration, and there will be skills to level up too, but one of the features that fans are most excited about is the game's romance gameplay. CD Projekt RED has confirmed that sex scenes will be in first-person, but fans don't yet know which characters these love scenes will be with.
Only a handful of Cyberpunk 2077 NPCs have been revealed, such as Bug, who is part of a major plot twist, and there are gang leaders, gang members, and members of corporations too. It's unclear if any of these characters can be romanced or if there will be other love interests for fans to flirt with, but many will be hoping a large potential dating pool.
2 Does Cyberpunk 2077 Have Loot Rarity?
Loot is an important part of Cyberpunk 2077. Players will be able to craft weapons and upgrades with the loot that they have purchased or found and, as an RPG, loot will be part of creating an effective character build too. CD Projekt RED hasn't really revealed much about how the loot system works, though.
In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, there are various loot levels and these scale with the level of the player character. Will CD Projekt RED use the same sort of system and tie loot levels to attribute levels or will there be loot rarities? Some may enjoy the hunt for rarer loot and this would also make Cyberpunk 2077's New Game Plus mode more fun, but fans may be upset if they keep getting loot that isn't rare. Whatever CD Projekt RED has chosen, fans would like more information.
1 How Will Cyberpunk 2077's Multiplayer Be Monetized?
CD Projekt RED has confirmed that it is working on Cyberpunk 2077's multiplayer gameplay. After months of suggesting that multiplayer is in the early stages and suggestions that it may be completely scrapped, the developer has said that it's happening. However, fans aren't really sure what they should expect from it.
The potential multiplayer gameplay could be just about anything as rumors about hub areas and mini-games are unlikely to have been correct if CD Projekt RED has only just started working on it. There's also the bigger issue of monetization. CD Projekt RED has confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077 won't have microtransactions or loot boxes and that it won't be "greedy" with its new game, but that doesn't answer the question. It seems unlikely that CD Projekt RED would make such a big mode without coming up with a way of making money from it, but premium DLC could split the community which probably isn't what the studio is trying to do. The stickiness of the issue and the lack of information about it is why it's such a burning question.
Cyberpunk 2077 will be released on April 16, 2020 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.