SPOILER WARNING! IGN has played the first four hours of Cyberpunk 2077 and we want to tell you about what makes this first-person RPG special and what it still needs to work on between now and its November 19 release date. This video doesn’t have detailed spoilers, but if you don’t want to know anything about how Cyberpunk 2077 begins, turn back now.
Cyberpunk 2077 is an upcoming role-playing video game developed and published by CD Projekt. It is scheduled to be released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on 19 November 2020, Stadia by the end of the year, and PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X in 2021. Adapted from the Cyberpunk franchise, the story takes place in dystopian Night City, an open world with six distinct regions. Players assume the first-person perspective of a customisable mercenary called V. They can acquire skills in hacking and machinery, an arsenal of ranged weapons, and options for melee combat. Both lethal and non-lethal playthroughs are possible.
Cyberpunk 2077 is being developed using the REDengine 4 by a team of around 500, exceeding the number that worked on the studio’s previous title, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. CD Projekt launched a new division in Wrocław, Poland and partnered with Digital Scapes, Nvidia, and QLOC to assist with production. Cyberpunk creator Mike Pondsmith is a consultant, and actor Keanu Reeves has a starring role. The soundtrack features music by Marcin Przybyłowicz, P. T. Adamczyk, Paul Leonard-Morgan, and numerous pop artists. Cyberpunk 2077 will be adapted into a comic book series, card game, and an anime.