CD Projekt Red dropped a new trailer, new gameplay, and new info on Cyberpunk 2077, and you can watch the whole thing at the top of this article. For the two or three of you still reading after that first sentence, thanks! The 25 minute presentation is hosted by Hollie Bennet, and it starts with that new trailer. We learn that those two exciting minutes are only from the beginning of the game, so you won’t be spoiling much at all. It also shows the seventh area of the game, the Badlands. It’s a neon deprived area outside Night City that you can explore in a vehicle.
The next big chunk of gameplay is the braindance segment. These are videos of another person’s memories that you can explore. After seeing the entire sequence, your character sees it through the editor. This allows you to hear and scan things in the environment to understand what really happened. There are controls to move forward, backward, reset, or scan audio sources. This will be a big part of the gameplay in Cyberpunk 2077.
Probably the most unexpected announcement is an anime collaboration with Netflix. CD Projekt Red will be working with Studio Trigger of Kill la Kill fame for the project. The story will be a standalone tale in Night City, and it will be streaming on Netflix in 2022. Studio Trigger is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary this year, and they seem like a good pick for the job.
The developers add commentary on each of the gameplay segments, so you should check out the entire thing if you want the most info. After giving this a watch, it only makes that wait for the November 19th release date that much harder, but at least it will be a higher quality game.
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