CDPR confirms Keanu Reeves plays a major part in Cyberpunk 2077

During an interview with Marcin Iwinski, co-founder of CD Projekt Red, Geoff Keighley was told that Keanu Reeves holds the second highest amount of voiced lines in Cyberpunk 2077.


Fans went nuts during Microsoft’s Xbox E3 2019 conference when CD Projekt Red revealed that Keanue Reeves, known for his many Hollywood roles throughout the years, would play a character in the upcoming sci-fi action game. Today, Marcin Iwinski, the co-founder of CDPR revealed that Keanu isn’t just a side character that players will encounter once or twice.

Instead of acting as a side character, Reeves' character is actually the character with the second highest amount of voice lines throughout the entire game. This means that he’s going to play a pretty important role in the game’s main story, which in turn means that players can expect quite a bit of screen time out of the John Wick actor. It's really good to see CD Projekt Red embracing the actor fully and really giving him a solid part to play instead of just shoehorning him into the story. You can hear the bit for yourself on the E3 Coliseum VOD of the interview earlier today.

CDPR confirms Keanu Reeves plays a major part in Cyberpunk 2077
Keanu's character will have the second highest amount of voice lines in Cyberpunk 2077.

The rest of the interview between Iwinski and Keighley went about as expected, with the CDPR co-founded refusing to divulge any real new information about the game. Still, though, it’s really good to see that Keanu Reeves is someone that players can expect to interact with a lot throughout their time in Cyberpunk 2077.

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    June 12, 2019 11:20 AM

    Josh Hawkins posted a new article, CDPR confirms Keanu Reeves plays a major part in Cyberpunk 2077

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      June 12, 2019 2:34 PM


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      June 12, 2019 3:44 PM

      Awesome. I said it in another thread but Silverhand was a major NPC in the original tabletop game, and included in one of the mini-arc/campaigns in the rulebook. It sounds like the game play mission they showed is lifted right from the the said mission too!

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      June 12, 2019 4:15 PM

      Manual fap

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      June 12, 2019 4:46 PM

      They totally turned the hype up to 11 with his reveal

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      June 12, 2019 4:52 PM

      How many millions do you think it takes to get a celebrity like Keanu to be in your game? Probably at least a few million right? Would it be fair to say Keanu Reeves has been paid the most out of anyone working on cyberpunk 2077?

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        June 12, 2019 4:53 PM

        Yes and yes.

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        June 12, 2019 5:47 PM

        Perhaps he asked them to donate all the monies to a charity of his or something else, the guy seems so content to have his motorcycle shop and a place to sleep and that's about it. Hell, he rides the damn bus!

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      June 12, 2019 5:08 PM

      With recent controversy out of CDPR, does NPC mean “Non Player of Color”?

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        June 12, 2019 6:18 PM

        I hear there's actual nazi flags on the walls of their offices. Did you know the mostly Polish developer has over 50% white staff!?

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        June 12, 2019 7:14 PM

        "controversy" lol

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      June 12, 2019 10:19 PM

      Manual inf and unf.

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      June 12, 2019 10:57 PM

      There's a Bloomberg interview where Keanu confirms he's playing Johnny Silverhand.... so that's pretty fucking rad. Also: Keanu playing another character named John.

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