The announcement of the presence of Keanu Reeves in Cyberpunk 2077 continues to hold the bench on the main videogame sites and forums. Although most of the fans have welcomed the news with joy, in fact, many believe that the collaboration with the Hollywood actor could “ruin” the gameplay.
In an interview granted to journalists of Official Xbox Magazine (with statements reported by WCCFtech), the Story Director of Cyberpunk 2077, Marcin Blacha, intervened on the subject to reassure fans about the playful and narrative goodness of the project.
Discussing the opportunities offered to the title by the collaboration with Keanu Reeves , and his very important role in the sci-fi adventure (he will play Johnny Silverhand, the “virtual shoulder” of the hero V ), Blacha declared that “the one between Johnny and V will be a complex relationship, something that will evolve and grow as you play Johnny is an icon and a very powerful character in history, but V is in his way too, so they will clash very often but I also think that they will learn something from each other. Keanu Reeves, on the other hand, has this fondness for stories with characters fighting for something and Silverhand will surely have something to fight for. “
Deepening the question, the developer at the head of the team charged with erecting the Cyberpunk 2077 narrative framework says that “when we thought of an actor for this role, we didn’t ask ourselves who the most famous celebrity was but we wanted to establish a connection between him and the character. For this reason, it is worth pointing out that Cyberpunk 2077 is not a game on Keanu Reeves, but a game on Johnny played by Keanu, I think it is something that is often forgotten when choosing videogame collaborations with famous actors. Emperor Emhyr in The Witcher 3? We chose Charles Dance because he was the most suitable for that role, he had a royal area also because he had acted in Game of Thrones. “
“A good actor and Keanu is a great actor, he always infuses something special in the characters he plays” , concludes Blacha before adding that “I think, thanks to Keanu Reeves, Johnny is a more understandable and complex character, and this without losing anything of the rebellious character he had in the initial phase of development “ .
The release of Cyberpunk 2077 is scheduled for April 16, 2020, on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Did you know that recently a fan of the CD Projekt blockbuster was able to track down in Cyberpunk 2077 a tribute to Rutger Hauer and the Blade Runner replicant played by the late Dutch actor?