After discussing the narrative opportunities given by the presence of Keanu Reeves in Cyberpunk 2077, Marcin Blacha of CD Projekt RED reveals some interesting details about the story of his ambitious sci-fi GDR and the relationship between the latter and the hero V in the last issue of Official PlayStation Magazine.
According to the story of the Story Director of the Polish development company, the plot of Cyberpunk 2077 will be “very Noir, in the sense that it will accept the world for what it is, sometimes it will judge it but it will never tell you how to live it. In the game you are a victim of circumstances and follow the flow of events: sometimes we will be able to change that flow a little, but without ever reversing it. In this sense, we will show you for example what can happen if you decide to go from one end to the other of cybernetic grafts, but we will never tell you if the decisions you wanted to make will be good or bad”.
The other great example provided by Blacha to represent the noir approach chosen by CD Projekt in shaping the story of Cyberpunk 2077 is that of the signs and fake in-game advertising that will dominate the streets of Night City : “Often these advertisements will show products or films that do not actually exist within the game, but the idea is to feed the imagination of the players into believing that the people in the game buy and watch this kind of product. There is, for example, the poster of a movie called ‘Foreign Body’, with a poster showing a person who is struggling to hold his hand holding a knife and tries to stab him (because of a malfunctioning graft or hack, ed). I think it’s a beautiful concept, very obscure but able to reflect the essence of the game. Also in the gameplay, you will find similar scenes, as in this year’s E3 demo where you see an enemy commit suicide after being hacked”.
The marketing of Cyberpunk 2077 is scheduled for April 16 next year on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. In a few weeks, and more precisely during the PAX West in Seattle to be held between August 30th and September 2nd, we will finally be able to admire the entire video of the closed-door E3 2019 demo.