CD Projekt Red surprised everyone when they release the first Cyberpunk 2077 trailer at the end of the Xbox E3 2018 live briefing. And what a trailer it was…
Watch the video below and be sure to keep scrolling for all the info we have so far.
The trailer looks incredible, though sadly it does not include any gameplay footage.
What it does include, however, is a lengthy secret message from the developers. The message reveals new detail about the upcoming RPG, like a release window, DLC plans, and microtransactions.
The good news is that Cyberpunk 2077 won’t have any microtransactions. According to the devs, the game is a “true single player, story-driven RPG” so it would be nuts to force this payment model on their fans. Great decision, if I may say so myself.
The other good news is that we can expect the same DLC structure and pricing as in The Witcher 3. So in the very least, we’ll be getting a lot of smaller content pieces for free, with the potential of huge, priced expansions. The game will also not support any DRM on PC.
Now for some bad news: Cyberpunk 2077 doesn’t have a release date; or even a release window. The game will be out “when it’s ready.” Still no word on when that might be.
Here is the entire message, right after this screen capture of what you can see in the trailer (from a split second around the 01:39 mark). It’s a bit dark, but you can just about make it.
“It’s been over 2077 days since we announced our plan to develop Cyberpunk 2077. We released a CGI trailer, gave some interviews and… went dark. Normal procedure for these kinds of things — you announce a game and then shut up, roll up your sleeves and get to work. We wanted to give you the Witcher 3 and both expansions first, which is why this period of staying silent was longer than we planned. Sorry for that.
As soon as we concluded work on Blood and Wine, we were able to go full speed ahead with CP2077’s pre-production. But we chose to remain silent. Why? At some point we made the decisions to resume talking about the game when we have something to show. Something meaningful and substantial. This is because we do realize you’ve been impatiently waiting for a very long time, and we wouldn’t like anyone to feel that we’re taking this for granted. On the contrary — it gives us a lot of extra motivation. The hype is real, so the sweat and tears need to be real, too 🙂
But to the point. Today is the day. If you’re seeing this, it means you saw the trailer. – our vision for Cyberpunk, an alternative version of the future where America is in pieces, megacorporations control all aspects of civilized life, and gangs rule the rest. And, while this world is full of adrenaline, don’t let the car chases and guns mislead you. Cyberpunk 2077 is a true single player, story-driven RPG. You’ll be able to create your own character and… well, you’ll get to know the rest of what show at our booth at E3. Be on the lookout for the previews!
Before we finish, you probably have some questions,
When we told you we would only release the game when it’s ready, we meant it. We’re definitely much closer to a release date than we were back then 😉 but it’s still not the time to confirm anything, so patience is still required. Quality is the only thing that drives us. It’s the beauty of being an independent studio and your own publisher.
Seriously big, but… to be honest, we have no bloody clue at this point in time. Once we put it all together, we will openly tell you what you can expect. And we promise we’ll do this before we start talking about pre-orders or ask anything of you.
Expect nothing less than you got with The Witcher 3. As for DRM, CP2077, will be 100% DRM-free on PC.
In a single player role-playing game? Are you nuts?
Once again, thank you for your patience. If you have a minute, do visit cyberpunk.net and share your opinion (about anything) with us. We read everything you posted we treat it very seriously.
CD PROJEKT RED Team”
Exciting stuff. I had to watch the Cyberpunk 2077 trailer quite a few times to be able to capture that image for you. I didn’t mind though – this is one fantastic trailer.
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