After a long wait, CD Projekt RED has shared a gameplay reveal for Cyberpunk 2077, the much anticipated sci-fi, err, cyberpunk first person action RPG coming from the makers of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
The gameplay features the character editor, a long main mission, world exploration and more, and has been uploaded at the resolution of 1080p and then upscaled to 4K in order to take advantage of the higher bitrate on YouTube.
There was a hidden message in the video, of course, as this is something developer CD Projekt RED has used us to; some sort of letter where the team apologizes for the long wait and explains how what we’re being shown is subject to changes before the proper release.
Here’s the open letter:
“Sorry to have kept you waiting for this for so long!
Did you like what you saw? Because for us. the tact that were finally showing you Cyberpunk 2077 is HUGE. Please go to our forums, twitter, facebook. discord, and do tell what you think. Is the game world how you imagined? Do you see what we meant by “immersion” when we talked about CP2077 being an FPP RPG? How does our vision of ‘cyberpunk by day’ make you feel? We really want to know.
Aside from that, we think we owe you a few words of explanation on why we’re showing you this gameplay now. Some time after industry professionals and media saw it at E3 and Gamescom.
Each time we discussed the idea of showing the game to you (and we discussed this idea a lot), we were ending up in this ‘we’re not 100% sure’ limbo. Why? Because (for most people), when a game dev shows gemeplay footage from their game, It means that this is how the game is going to look or play like It’s not the case here. Cyberpunk 2077 is deep in development We haw a lot of design ideas, a lot of mechanics are being playtested, but we don’t know what we’ll end up with at launch. This makes publishing videos like what you Just saw risky — we don’t want gamers saying ‘but In that previous video that gun was shooting differently’, or ‘why did you change the interface?’ Change is Inherent to video game development and there’s a ton of things being modified each day. Our fear was (and kind of still is) that you’ll think what you past saw is how Cyberpunk 2077 will look like 1:1.
What gave us that extra confidence to show you a work in progress game? Good initial feedback from people who are accustomed to see games at various stages of development. What they told as (and they told as they really liked what they saw) gave us the boost we needed to show the current version of Cyberpunk 2077 to the most passionate and insightful audience — you.”
Cyberpunk 2077 doesn’t have a release window yet, but it’s aiming for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.