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First taste of Cyberpunk 2077

BasilBasil NubcaekEngland Icrontian
edited Jan 2013 in Gaming

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  • IlriyasIlriyas The Syrupy Canadian Toronto, Ontario Icrontian
    So they're turning the Cyberpunk P&P RPG into a videogame? I cannot bloody wait.

    Going to play so much Solo!
  • TheironhandTheironhand Centerline, Michigan Icrontian
    Whoa.....that is one badass trailer. Gave me goosebumps and I still cannot stop watching it.

    Definitely looking forward to seeing more from this game.
  • BasilBasil Nubcaek England Icrontian
    Hidden message at 2:14.
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    Reads as follows:
    Do you like our latest creation? We certainly hope so :) You may remember that we sometimes send you guys secret messages like this. It's a great way for us to speak right to you instead of burying ourselves in corporate mumbo-jumbo so let's begin!

    First of all - have you noticed all the details in our teaser (yes, it's a teaser. We'll make a proper trailer in the future)? If you know the Cyberpunk setting there are some things you can spot, like implants - look for the weapon hands and the real skin - corporate emblems that should look familiar and more. Happy hunting!

    You're probably curious about the release date. It's currently scheduled a way off in 2015 but in truth the delivery date is more like "when it's done". We will release Cyberpunk to you when we're convinced it is nothing but pure, refined, unadulterated awesome. We want it to be the most kick ass futuristic RPG ever - OK, maybe this sounds pretty bully, but it is our actual goal! You judge if we deliver it!

    Oh - and you may wonder why we announced our game so early before the release. The reason is that we're still building our dev team so if you are a talented dude or dudette willing to work in a really different company (gamers rule & boring corporate stuff drools!) on a super ambitious project, send us your application right now! careers@cdprojektred.com

    So you want to know what kind of game Cyberpunk 2077 will be? The short description is that it will be a story-heavy, nonlinear, open world RPG based on the well known Cyberpunk pen&paper system and setting. Building open world games is something we are mastering right now and we believe that properly joining nonlinear gameplay with an excellent story telling will bring a totally new quality. Mmm... We'll tell some more about it soon!

    And that's not all that's new. We are about the reveal our other project which is much closer to being completed and yes, it will also be a fully open-world game with an intense story. You can probably guess the game we're talking about :-) On the 5th of February it will all be clear.

    So stay tuned as we will have quite a lot to show and tell you soon!

    We are waiting for you on our newly created forum called Afterlife - what other name could we have chosen for it?

    CD Projekt RED Team
    primesuspectIlriyas
  • IlriyasIlriyas The Syrupy Canadian Toronto, Ontario Icrontian
    Open World.

    Cyberpunk.

    Cyberpunk 2020.

    Skills and Classes kept true.

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    JBoogalooTheironhand
  • NullenVoydNullenVoyd Orlandish Icrontian
    This vid was much better than a zombie girl child falling out of a hotel window slow motion and in reverse!

    But seriously, this gets all my everything.
  • fatcatfatcat Mizzou Icrontian
    unf
  • lmorchardlmorchard {web,mad,computer} scientist Detroit, MI Icrontian
    Oh holy hell, I played the crap out of Cyberpunk 2013 and 2020 in high school and early college.

    I once ran a campaign that resulted in the players demolishing a shopping mall from the inside because the local cybershop had been sticking virus-infected gear in mall-goers and everyone went nuts.
  • IlriyasIlriyas The Syrupy Canadian Toronto, Ontario Icrontian
    I absolutely adore Cyberpunk 2020 would love to play a game again like back when I was a member at TTW. Only issue is I'm a terrible GM so I wouldn't be able to run one.
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx Top EA shill, The Dean of Computer Graphics Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    Want. Will buy. Do need play.

    But 2015? uugggghhhhhhhh
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx Top EA shill, The Dean of Computer Graphics Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    It's funny because it's true :(
  • pseudonympseudonym Michigan Icrontian
    Yesss...

    And more Witcher...

    YESSSS!
    Massalinie
  • fatcatfatcat Mizzou Icrontian
    edited 11 Jun

    5 years later

    and still no HL3 lol

    Massalinie
  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Der Millionendorf- Icrontian

    Because what our gaming landscape really needs right now is another gruff white dude protagonist in a dystopian society with a fetish for the pseudo-exotic.

    Cliff_ForsterRyanMMLincGnomeQueen
  • Cliff_ForsterCliff_Forster Baltimore, MD Icrontian
    edited 11 Jun

    @CB said:
    Because what our gaming landscape really needs right now is another gruff white dude protagonist in a dystopian society with a fetish for the pseudo-exotic.

    To be fair, the developer is Polish. Most of them only know other white people. Seriously, I know a couple Polish guys that moved to the states a decade or so ago. Poland may be the whitest nation on earth, and a place that would connect with the idea of a white slum.

  • fatcatfatcat Mizzou Icrontian

    @CB said:
    Because what our gaming landscape really needs right now is another gruff white dude protagonist in a dystopian society with a fetish for the pseudo-exotic.

    um, the game has a character creator. you can be who you want. the trailer even shows this

    UPSLynxIlriyas
  • GHoosdumGHoosdum Icrontian

    Maybe @CB was referring to HL3?

    ChoochIlriyasfatcat
  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Der Millionendorf- Icrontian
    edited 11 Jun

    Okay. I didn't watch the trailer frame by frame to analyse the potential protagonists. I left the trailer with the impression that the protag is a gruff white dude. He'll probably be default, at least, like in Mass Effect, we'll see and hear this white dude in all the marketting.

    Either way, the setting is not particularly compelling. Maybe it was 20 years ago, but I feel like Cyberpunk is a bit stagnant.

    Cliff_Forster
  • Cliff_ForsterCliff_Forster Baltimore, MD Icrontian

    @CB said:
    Okay. I didn't watch the trailer frame by frame to analyse the potential protagonists. I left the trailer with the impression that the protag is a gruff white dude. He'll probably be default, at least, like in Mass Effect, we'll see and hear this white dude in all the marketting.

    Either way, the setting is not particularly compelling. Maybe it was 20 years ago, but I feel like Cyberpunk is a bit stagnant.

    Actually I feel the same way looking at the trailer. Cyberpunk as a fictional genre peaked 20 years ago and I'm not sure this game looks like one of the better representations of the genre. The author of Neuromancer isn't that compelled either.

    https://www.pcgamer.com/william-gibson-doesnt-think-cyberpunk-2077-is-cyberpunk-enough/

  • RequitRequit That one guy Somewhere over there, I don't know Icrontian

    @Cliff_Forster said:

    Actually I feel the same way looking at the trailer. Cyberpunk as a fictional genre peaked 20 years ago and I'm not sure this game looks like one of the better representations of the genre. The author of Neuromancer isn't that compelled either.

    https://www.pcgamer.com/william-gibson-doesnt-think-cyberpunk-2077-is-cyberpunk-enough/

    Reading that link gave me some old-timer "get off my lawn" vibes. Not saying he's wrong, the trailer that was a video and has no gameplay whatsoever does look like a reskinned GTA. I loved GTA though, so that doesn't turn me off in the slightest.

    I'm also not sure about that stance on cyberpunk. The setting's only been a thing for, what. 20, 30 years? We're hitting a point where the general public is aware of the genre so they won't reject it outright, but haven't had as much exposure so it's still new and shiny. Especially with the heft of Witcher 3 bringing in high fantasy nerds, this could trigger a bunch of new interest and therefore content which I'm all for.

    Shame we'll have to wait another 59 years for it to come out.

  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian

    And, like, 2 notable games based on Cyberpunk.

    IlriyasBasil
  • fatcatfatcat Mizzou Icrontian

    just some boring tank, healer and dps classes. nothing to see here

    Ilriyas
  • Cliff_ForsterCliff_Forster Baltimore, MD Icrontian

    @Thrax said:
    And, like, 2 notable games based on Cyberpunk.

    All depends on how you classify cyberpunk as a sub genre of science fiction. I'd say there are many titles that can be lumped in with it, but only a few that truly capture the essence of the genre while being any good. System Shock, Deus Ex come to mind.

  • IlriyasIlriyas The Syrupy Canadian Toronto, Ontario Icrontian
    edited 12 Jun

    @fatcat said:
    just some boring tank, healer and dps classes. nothing to see here

    Loved the hell out of Cyberpunk 2020, currently debating if my first playthrough is gonna be a C-Swat officer or a Trauma Team member. Rockerboy is a must play if they have the classic roles.

    MAXIMUM LAWMAN ON THE MEAN 21ST CENTURY STREETS.

    EDIT: This is the shit that I live for:

    "If you're really unlucky, you might draw PsychoSqaud detail. PsychoSquad guys get the job of hunting down heavily armed and armored cyborgs who've flipped out. Sure the PS guys have access to railguns, gyros and AVs. But a cyberpsycho can walk through machine gun fire and not feel it. A lot of the PsychoSquad detectives are crazy themselves. They load up with boosted reflexes, get some monstrously huge guns, and go hunt the cyborgs solo. But you're not that crazy."

  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian

    OH MY GOD I'M HERE FOR AN RPG WITH JOURNALIST AS A PLAYABLE CLASS holy shit

  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Der Millionendorf- Icrontian
    edited 13 Jun

    I said "stagnant" not "overdone". What I mean is that no one is doing anything new with it. It's the dystopian world of the future viewed from the 1980s instead of from today, and it's lost much of what makes it meaningful (like the focus on anti-consumerism), has retained some of the stuff that makes it problematic (like the asian fetishism and embedded misogyny), and the aesthetics haven't evolved at all (again, still feeling like a projection forward of 80's fashion trends)

    Few people are doing anything new with High Fantasy or WWII either, but that doesn't make this failure less significant.

    Don't get me wrong though. Imma still play this game, no question. I love sci-fi RPGs, and will gladly play one over yet another elves and orcs fiasco, but I can still wish it were more than it is.

  • IlriyasIlriyas The Syrupy Canadian Toronto, Ontario Icrontian

    @primesuspect said:
    OH MY GOD I'M HERE FOR AN RPG WITH JOURNALIST AS A PLAYABLE CLASS holy shit

    One of my favourite experiences in Cyberpunk 2020 was running a low credibility journalist who snuck into guarded corporate warehouses trying to get footage for his conspiracy channel. The one time he actually found something of substance and published it he ended up being put on a Militech hit list and sold his integrity/dignity to their competitor in exchange for protection.

    Fun game

  • fatcatfatcat Mizzou Icrontian

    Ilriyasprimesuspect
  • IlriyasIlriyas The Syrupy Canadian Toronto, Ontario Icrontian

    Mike Pondsmith not only made Cyberpunk 2020 but he was the lead contributor of its best expansions and supplementary books.

    The fact that he's a lead designer/consultant on 2077 is one of the best things about it in my mind, if you haven't I suggest reading some of 2020s fluff sections the man is incredible.

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