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When is Cyberpunk 2077’s release date?

April 16, 2020 is the date delivered to us by Keanu Reeves in the flesh at E3 2019.

While our hopes for a 2019 release have been dashed, we now finally know we have less than a year to wait before playing CD Projekt RED’s new game.

Preorders for Cyberpunk 2077 have already started. We’ve also got all the details on what’s included in the Cyberpunk 2077 Collector’s Edition.

What’s the latest news on Cyberpunk 2077?

  • Cyberpunk 2077 is releasing on April 16, 2020
  • Cyberpunk 2077 will not have a morality system
  • Keanu Reeves is appearing as Johnny Silverhand in Cyberpunk 2077
  • Cyberpunk 2077 won’t have mod support at launch.
  • Cyberpunk 2077 will not be exclusive to the Epic Games Store (considering GOG exists, this should surprise no one).
  • The public can see the 2019 gameplay demo at PAX West

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Is Cyberpunk 2077 an FPS?

Dare we say that Cyberpunk 2077 is a first-person shooter RPG? We dare. Though cutscenes and driving sometimes switch to third-person, Cyberpunk 2077 involves a lot of first-person shooting. With guns. Lots of guns. It’s chaotic and fast-paced, but was less aggressive than, say, Doom. During a firefight in the opening moments of the demo, V, the main character, ducked and peeked around cover to spray a gang of organ scavengers with bullets from her automatic pistol. Like Destiny 2, numbers indicating damage dealt exploded with each landed shot—but enemies didn’t feel like bullet sponges. We also love how agile V can be.

Who is Keanu Reeve’s Cyberpunk 2077 character, Johnny Silverhand?

The world basically exploded in excitement when Keanu Reeves showed up in the Cyberpunk 2077 E3 2019 trailer. It’s cool enough that he’s making an appearance, but it’s even cooler that he’s playing Johnny Silverhand, a well-known character from the original 1988 Cyberpunk tabletop game.

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Though, CDPR’s interpretation of Silverhand takes the character in an interesting direction: Silverhand is already dead, and lives in V’s head as a “digital ghost.” We were half-expecting a Hollywood celebrity role to be a small side character, but Keanu’s Silverhand appears to be a main character in Cyberpunk’s story.

In the tabletop game, Silverhand is a Rockerboy, a subclass in the lore that basically acts like a traditional Dungeons & Dragons bard. His original design is much more rooted in the tabletop game’s ’80s-inspired Cyberpunk aesthetic. 2077’s Silverhand is has a rougher John Wick-like vibe, but still sports his iconic cybernetic arm all the same.


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