E3 2018: Cyberpunk 2077 Gets World Premiere To Cap Off Microsoft's Presentation

CD Projekt Red’s vision of the future has finally been shown off to the world.

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Microsoft came to E3 with a mission to wow gamers and the press with a huge lineup of new games and exclusives. At the end of a very impressive ninety minute presentation, the live video feed began to show errors and a red computer terminal screen took over the event. What followed was the world premiere of CD Projekt Red’s newest creation, Cyberpunk 2077.

Cyberpunk 2077 will be the studio’s follow up to the massive success of The Witcher 3, the RPG widely considered to be one of the best of all time. The game was confirmed to be in development over five years ago at the Polish development house. While the project has maintained a constant level of hype since, the excitement grew in the last few months after rumors spread that the game would be appearing during E3 2018. It appears those rumors were true.

If Microsoft wanted to make a splash to end their E3 presentation, they certainly succeeded.

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      June 10, 2018 3:30 PM

      There’s something about the animation that is very very good.

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        June 10, 2018 3:37 PM

        the delta vs Bethesda is only widening

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          June 10, 2018 3:49 PM

          Only just now?

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          June 10, 2018 4:01 PM

          Can't wait to see what kind of steaming turd they manage to squeeze out of the gambryo sphincter this time around.

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            June 10, 2018 4:02 PM

            maybe not a coincidence that the latest Bethesda project (Fallout 76) appears to be leaning on scenery instead of characters

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      June 10, 2018 3:36 PM

      Add in the blurb from the end!

      https://i.imgur.com/k4swfA5.png

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      June 10, 2018 3:57 PM

      I think that this game might be kind of neat.

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      June 10, 2018 3:58 PM

      Looks great though I'm not a huge fan of the aesthetic. Feels a bit played out already.

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        June 10, 2018 4:03 PM

        what's the last AAA game in this genre?

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          June 10, 2018 4:05 PM

          Deus Ex: Mankind Divided? No where near the scope of course, but I'd play the hell out of a Deus Ex game that had this kind of funding.

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            June 10, 2018 4:08 PM

            yeah I think Deus Ex is basically it and it's more much of an FPS/RPG hybrid than a big branching open world RPG. Cyperpunk is a pretty underserved genre compared to most, especially considering its alignment with most gamers' general interests (future/tech/etc).

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              June 10, 2018 5:23 PM

              So we are just forgetting that recent David Cage game?

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                June 10, 2018 8:07 PM

                Detroit? There's little cyberpunk about that from what I saw. Near future sci fi isn't automatically cyberpunk

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                  June 11, 2018 2:49 AM

                  I wouldn’t call it Cyberpunk in the neon 80s retro style, but if you are a cool person who began their Cyberpunk dreams with the classic books first, not movies, it is totally Cyberpunk Verité.

                  You should play it when you finally get a PS4, 51Fizzle!

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          June 10, 2018 4:13 PM

          I'm not saying it's a ripoff or anything, it's just a setting I've seen a lot in all forms of media lately. Yeah it's the future, we all live in big cities where everything sucks, of course. I didn't see an original spin on it in this trailer.

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            June 10, 2018 4:36 PM

            People said the same thing about der_Witcha 3 and didn't play it and then missed out on the greatest game ever made.

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            June 10, 2018 4:47 PM

            A bunch of people on the cyberpunk subreddit and twitter and elsewhere are complaining it doesn't look cyberpunk enough because the trailer isn't literally just the same dark streets with puddles reflecting neon that has been the bog standard look for every film and video game cyberpunk setting since ever. To the point where most people think that's the only thing that the genre can do, visually. It's sort of like assuming that all fantasy has to look like Lord of the Rings when it clearly doesn't.

            What they've done here is still essentially cyberpunk but they're presenting a side of it that usually isn't depicted in movies -- and, by extension, video games as well (though plenty of authors and comic book writers have written/drawn settings like this).

            I'm really afraid people will dismiss it as generic without understanding what it is that the game appears to be aiming for.

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            June 10, 2018 4:54 PM

            Can you point me to a game that has his setting plz?

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            June 10, 2018 5:02 PM

            I think this is a good cyberpunk game list thread:

            Blade Runner
            Shadowrun for the Sega Genesis
            Shadowrun for the SNES
            Snatcher
            Rise of the Dragon
            Remember Me

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              June 10, 2018 5:23 PM

              syndicate wars
              satellite reign

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              June 10, 2018 6:43 PM

              Observer
              Hard Reset
              Superhot (I think that qualifies)

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              June 10, 2018 6:49 PM

              What are the Deus Ex games? I’ve never actually played them.

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                June 10, 2018 8:23 PM

                Deus Ex franchise is hard Cyberpunk

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                June 11, 2018 1:22 AM

                Rectify this. Now. I'd say play the original (which remains my favorite game) but it is a tiny bit dated. Human Revolution is a bit more recent

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              June 11, 2018 1:33 AM

              Woah, how did I miss Remember Me?

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            June 10, 2018 5:27 PM

            Cyberpunk gets a pass on that. It's been rolling along in one form or another since 1988.

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              June 10, 2018 6:43 PM

              Yeah, its like griping about Warhammer being too much like Warcraft when Warhammer came first.

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              June 10, 2018 6:51 PM

              1982 - Blade Runner
              1983 - Cyberpunk (literally)
              1984 - Neuromancer

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            June 10, 2018 7:54 PM

            Some examples, please.

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            June 10, 2018 10:05 PM

            You want this?
            https://youtu.be/8GPGQoR6f6w

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          June 11, 2018 3:00 AM

          >Observer_ of course. Only need one A in Awesome!

          And yeah, CP2077 is probably going to be much more of a game with lots to do, but >Observer_ is still what I dreamed for with all my heart since my tiny childhood reading Harlan Ellison, Robert Silverberg, Harry Harrison, Asimov, Dick, years before the 2nd wave of Rudy Rucker, Sterling, Gibson, Jeff Noon was even written yet. The grimy Cyberpunk of metal and wires in the mind.

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            June 11, 2018 3:13 AM

            And for some more games that everyone should consider Cyberpunk: MadWorld, Killer 7 (really, pretty much everything by Suda51), Rez, Anarchy Reigns, perhaps various Metal Gear games.

            But all you really need is Deus Ex and >Observer_ if you have to narrow it down. I am biased.

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        June 10, 2018 4:09 PM

        Disagree strongly.

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        June 10, 2018 4:12 PM

        Errr what?

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        June 10, 2018 8:34 PM

        Never gonna make everyone happy.

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        June 11, 2018 1:42 AM

        You crazy we haven't begun to play this out

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      June 10, 2018 4:06 PM

      I generally don't care about trailers with no gameplay, but the world and characters and music and everything just looked fucking amazing. I'm in.

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      June 10, 2018 4:09 PM

      Looks even more amazing than I was expecting!

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      June 10, 2018 4:32 PM

      A bold vision of Fresno's future.

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      June 10, 2018 4:35 PM

      holy.....HOLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is amazing. You heard it here first - Cyberpunk 2077 is gonna 0wn.

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      June 10, 2018 4:58 PM

      Man, looks amazeballs

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      June 10, 2018 9:22 PM

      Will we see gameplay at e3??

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        June 11, 2018 1:43 AM

        They say to look for more preview coverage so I hope so

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        June 11, 2018 8:48 AM

        It's playable at E3. I think that's behind closed doors. So you'll see preview articles, but no idea if we'll see gameplay footage or not.

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          June 11, 2018 8:49 AM

          Wait, I'm not sure if they said playable, they may just be giving demos behind closed doors. Hopefully they release some footage of those.

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          June 11, 2018 8:49 AM

          that's good enough for me though I guess that means it's not coming out this year

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      June 10, 2018 9:50 PM

      I'm getting a very GTA type vibe from this in terms of game play. Very interested to see what CDP can do in that genre if true.

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      June 11, 2018 1:37 AM

      YAASSS

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      June 11, 2018 1:44 AM

      Looks so fucking guuud

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      June 11, 2018 8:53 AM

      What is the big draw about this in particular? I've seen a lot of talk before this trailer is it just the Cyperpunk setting that is made by the same folks who made The Witcher 3? I'm not at all saying it's bad I just didn't understand the hype before knowing anything about the game.

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        June 11, 2018 8:58 AM

        They've been working on it since before the Witcher 3 came out and it's based on the table top game Cyberpunk 2020 and has had some really good trailers. That's pretty much it so far.

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          June 11, 2018 9:07 AM

          Ahhh ok, that makes a lot more sense. I'm just not familiar with that scene so I saw everyone getting hyped and I was wondering what I missed. Thanks.

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        June 11, 2018 9:52 AM

        The fact alone that it is by cd project fills my boxers to the brim with spunk.

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        June 11, 2018 11:55 PM

        The developer's rep is the big draw. Just like Naughty Dog, you know the game is going to be good. You just don't know how good yet.