During this summer’s E3 2018 and the recent Gamescom 2018, a gameplay demo for the latest game from The Witcher developer CD Projekt RED, Cyberpunk 2077, was shown to press behind closed doors.
We the public got a new cinematic trailer for the game recently after many years of patiently awaiting something new, but we were still waiting for that first peek at gameplay action. This week, CD Projekt RED gave us so much more than a first peek. Instead they went about as big as you can for the gameplay reveal, releasing a massive 48-minute walkthrough video. You can check it out below.
Here’s more on the gameplay video from game director Adam Badowski:
The gameplay video we’re sharing with you was recorded from a game deep in development. Since many of the assets and mechanics in the current version of Cyberpunk 2077 are most likely to be modified, we initially decided to show this gameplay only to media. Elements like gunplay (both in terms of visuals and how RPG stats influence it), netrunning, car physics, or the game’s UI — everything’s pretty much still in the playtest phase and we felt uneasy about publicly committing to any particular design. Animation glitches, work-in-progress character facial expressions, early versions of locations — all this made us hesitant to release what you’re about to see.
However, we are also well aware that many of you want to see what the media saw. And although this is probably not the same game you’ll see on your screen when we launch, we still decided to share this 48-minute video with you.
This is how Cyberpunk 2077 looks today.
Cyberpunk 2077 has not been given an official release date yet but you can pre-order a copy for PlayStation 4 or Xbox One over at Amazon now if you’re one of the many who are already sold on the game.
Watch 48 minutes of official 2018 gameplay from Cyberpunk 2077 and get a glimpse into the world of perils and possibilities that is Night City — the most vibrant and dangerous metropolis of the future.
This video contains work-in-progress gameplay — everything you see is potentially subject to change.
Cyberpunk 2077 is a narrative-driven, open world RPG from the creators of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. You play as V, a hired gun on the rise, who just got their first serious contract. In a world of cyberenhanced street warriors, tech-savvy netrunners and corporate life-hackers, today is your first step to becoming an urban legend.
Cyberpunk 2077 is set in the same universe as Mike Pondsmith’s classic pen & paper RPG system, Cyberpunk 2020.
Disclaimer: this video was recorded in 1080p and upscaled to 4k to utilise Youtube’s higher bitrate for 4k videos.