The last truly cinematic game I had the honor to play was Quantic Dream‘s Heavy Rain. One of the most impressive titles to ever release on PS3, Heavy Rain, took gaming to new heights. That title packs in great attention to plot and character decisions (the beauty of a ripple effect,) and it also places strong emphasis on innovative actor portrayals and cinematic life-like rendering. For some time I held great doubt another game was impressive would be in the making, but then I heard about Cyberpunk 2077.
Cyberpunk 2077 is an upcoming futuristic open-world RPG game by Polish video game publisher and developer, CD Projekt RED. The game is based off the iconic Cyberpunk series, which is a pen and paper based game. However, Cyberpunk is more than a game, it is a series of novels and genre of style/culture which is present in iconic films such as Bladerunner.
Cyberpunk is a cultural statement, but never has Cyberpunk 2020 (the novels) been translated into gaming, until now. A few weeks ago, a teaser trailer for the upcoming game Cyberpunk 2077 was released, and even though it was a “teaser” that didn’t give us a big look into the plot, the stunning cinematics were enough to get everyone talking. What should we expect? How does artificial modification (the premise of Cyberpunk 2020) make its way into the game? What POV can we play from? Question after question, the Web has become flooded with speculation, but one thing that everyone seems to agree on is this is a game with great potential that shouldn’t be slept on. Pay attention!
I’m still anxious for more details surrounding gameplay and the overall plot to be released, but if the game is going to be anything like the novels (which I’ve yet to read, but have heard are great,) then I’m excited to see what CD Projekt RED has in store. So far, we know for sure it’s an open-world RPG filled with psychotic outbreaks caused by too much artificial manipulation and according to IGN, “special MAX-TAC agents, also known as Psycho Squad, are deployed to fight against those who lose control.”
If you haven’t seen the teaser trailer, then be sure to watch it below. The game reminds of Deus Ex: Human Revolution infused with Heavy Rain cinematics, but I’m just speaking from speculation. The teaser doesn’t tell us much, but from what I’ve seen so far, this is a game I’m going to be following closely. 🙂