When we thought there’s nothing more for Night City Wire to show us, they brought out the big guns: Johnny Silverhand himself, Keanu Reeves. Throughout the next half-hour, we go through the episode about the man, the legend, the most breathtaking game character in history. It’s also the final episode of Night City Wire, so strap in for a wild ride.
As promised, Johnny Silverhand makes an appearance in the eponymous trailer. It is revealed that his participation in this game is akin to Handsome Jack in Tales of the Borderlands: a ghost of his former self that aids protagonist V in their journey to elude Arasaka Corporation. It shows Johnny’s anti-hero personality ranging from a sarcastic rogue to an inspiring rebel. What follows is a breathtaking interview with the man himself, Keanu Reeves.
The Face and The Score
The music is what brings the game to life from an audio perspective. In fact, as seen in games like The Last of Us 2, sound and score brought the emotional heart home. Cyberpunk 2077 moves away from its eighties roots and updates it with a “nineties flair” from a combination of electronic music and a musical “color” that fits its dark, gritty, and industrial genre. There will also be a feature to disable licensed music for livestreamers and content creators, which should be good news!
Jali brings to life the facial technology used in Cyberpunk 2077. What makes it stand out is how it adapts to the translated language this game features in. They don’t need to redo the animation to match the translated language.
The Wait Is Worth It
CD Projekt Red promises a series of in-game rewards and swag for all that wait. Also, a final gameplay trailer is revealed to double down on how big and immersive this game will be and it looks freaking fantastic.
Cyberpunk 2077 is out on December 10, 2020 (fingers crossed) on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X & S, Xbox One X & S, PC, and Google Stadia.