Last week, CD Projekt Red debuted Night City Wire, a new web series dedicated to their upcoming RPG Cyberpunk 2077. It aired very early in the morning here in Aus so there’s a chance you may have missed it. If so, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered.
Hosted by CDPR UK’s head of communications Hollie Bennett, the show provides 25 minutes of new in-game footage, information and announcements.
Interviews with lead quest designer Paweł Sasko and senior quest designer Patrick Mills go into new modes and mechanics, like the Braindance feature. Braindance is similar to the Detective Mode from the Batman Arkham games, allowing your character to jack into the POV of a particular person and play back their experiences. The benefit of Braindancing is that it also captures the subjects surroundings, from physical objects and other people, to close-range audio. If you need to pick up a lead, this is one way to do it.
The other surprise announcement was a tie-in anime, Cyberpunk Edgerunners, created in partnership with Netflix. Helmed by famed animation house Studio Trigger, the series will tell a story set in Night City but unconnected to the game. Japanese animation has long been intertwined with the cyberpunk genre so this feels like a natural fit.
Cyberpunk 2077 was recently delayed from its September 17 release date to November 19, 2020. This will put it on store shelves at around the same time as the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles. The good news is, if you purchase a copy of Cyberpunk 2077 on PS4 or Xbox One, you’ll get a free upgrade to the PS5 or XSX version.