There is a new sensation going around which is the upcoming game Cyberpunk 2077 from CD Projekt RED and it is not expected to be released until 2015, yet is still producing a lot of intriguing reactions from gamers, classic RPG players among many others. The game is inspired by Cyberpunk 2020, the actual paper and pen RPG game created by Mike Pondsmith. A CG Teaser trailing featuring music by the band Archive with the song called ‘Bullets’ was recently released, which can be viewed below. This week old teaser trailer has already been viewed 6 million times and fortunately it is not all the details we know on the game causing quite a stir while it has not even been set for an official release date any earlier then sometime in 2015.
The woman in the above teaser trailer is a real-life model. You can see her in the additional “behind the scenes” materials, published by the co-creators of the clip, Platige Image. You can watch early concept sketches, the 3D scanning of real life models and how the final result was achieved. View nearly 70 stills, step by step images of the creation of the teaser and all it characters right here. Many gaming fans caught a glimpse of the hidden message in one frame of the Cyberpunk 2077 teaser trailer. It is VERY easy to miss but if you caught it, you would learn that CD Projekt RED (who is not only on Cyberpunk 2077 but also developed The Witcher titles) has something very big in store to be announced on February 5th. It is another game they are working on which CD Projekt RED says fans will be very pleased to hear what the new open world RPG is to be announced.
The teaser shows how the Psycho Squad might acquire a new member. The Psycho Squad specializes in combating “psychos” — individuals who overuse implants and substances that boost or otherwise alter the human body. There comes a point when they overdose on these innovations, and their bodies start to rebel against their biological body parts as well as all things organic around them. Simply put, they start killing people, who they now derisively call “meatbags.” When a psycho goes on the rampage, strange things can happen. There’s carnage, and the psycho might be taken down by regular police, but they’re not always able to get the job done. When things spin out of control, they call in MAX-TAC (Maximum Force Tactical Division), popularly called the Psycho Squad.
In the world of Cyberpunk 2077, there is a new form of entertainment is on everybody’s lips called Braindances, which are digital recordings of one person’s experience, packaged for sale to others. It’s almost like Total Recall however the game goes much deeper then that. You can read more about this subject here.
The world of Cyberpunk 2077 presents a grim vision of the future. Tech advancement went hand in hand with the decay of society. Body augmentations invented to serve society simply multiplied the problems, and sometimes lead to mayhem on the streets. New inventions led to addictions and poverty became an even larger problem.
Not only is Cyberpunk 2077 inspired by Mike Pondsmiths’ original Cyberpunk 2020 game but he himself is also involved in the new game as well. Adam Badowski, head of CD Projekt RED studio has said that “Working with Mike Pondsmith is a great experience for the studio. Many of the people behind Cyberpunk 2077 have played his game and having his support is very important for us. It’s good to know what inspired him and what influenced his vision of the world. Our experience in video game storytelling and the technology , capable of building open world games, combined with Mike’s vision will result in one of the most kick-ass futuristic RPGs ”. Mike Pondersmith states “Cyberpunk isn’t about saving humanity, it’s about saving yourself” in the below video in which Mike Pondsmith talks about the Cyberpunk World.
The official site for Cyberpunk 2077 can be viewed here. CD Projekt RED has launched an official forum for the game called Afterlife and they are open to all ideas, opinions, comments and more, for the creation of Cyberpunk 2077. Users have already contributed their thoughts to the project and the developer thinks that all feedback is important to them. “They consider all opinions, and aim to create a world which will be a great journey for fans of the pen-and-paper system, the cyberpunk genre, RPG enthusiasts and all newcomers.” Check out the official Afterlife forums here. The song in the teaser trailer was: “Bullets” written by Darius Keeler, Pollard Berrier, performed by Archive and their site can be view here: http://archiveofficial.com Download the song on itunes here.