CD Projekt Red didn’t show much of its new game Cyberpunk 2077 publicly at this year’s E3. That all changed, however, on Monday when the company posted a mysterious Twitch livestream. What followed was the full 48-minute gameplay demo that was shown off behind closed doors at the gaming event.
Here’s what game director Adam Badowski had to say of the released gameplay:
What we’re releasing today 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. 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. Let us know what you think!
The video shows off the main character, V, infiltrating a gang hideout with her partner Jackie, and it immediately turns into a crazy firefight that I can’t wait to jump into myself. We are also given a look at the massive scale of the world in Cyberpunk 2077. Once the first mission is over we are able to see just how much freedom the player truly has in this world. Take a look at the footage below and let us know what you think.
Cyberpunk 2077 is in development for PC, Xbox One, and PS4. There is no official release date announced yet.