Yesterday's debut teaser trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 wasn't the only thing CD Projekt RED released on the subject of its upcoming science fiction game. It turns out the trailer contains a secret message for those who are observant and clever. Luckily, the internet makes in unnecessary for each of us to try and pause the YouTube video to read the message:
Do you like our latest creation? We certainly hope so You may remember that we sometimes send you guys secret messages like this. It's a great way for us to speak right to you instead of burying ourselves in corporate mumbo-jumbo so let's begin!
First of all - have you noticed all the details in our teaser (yes, it's a teaser. We'll make a proper trailer in the future)? If you know the Cyberpunk setting there are some things you can spot, like implants - look for the weapon hands and the real skin - corporate emblems that should look familiar and more. Happy hunting!
You're probably curious about the release date. It's currently scheduled a way off in 2015 but in truth the delivery date is more like "when it's done." We will release Cyberpunk to you when we're convinced it is nothing but pure, refined, unadulterated awesome. We want it to be the most kick ass futuristic RPG ever - OK, maybe this sounds pretty bully, but it is our actual goal! You judge if we deliver it!
Oh - and you may wonder why we announced our game so early before the release. The reason is that we're still building our dev team so if you are a talented dude or dudette willing to work in a really different company (gamers rule & boring corporate stuff drools!) on a super ambitious project, send us your application right now! email@example.com
So you want to know what kind of game Cyberpunk 2077 will be? The short description is that it will be a story-heavy, nonlinear, open world RPG based on the well known Cyberpunk pen&paper system and setting. Building open world games is something we are mastering right now and we believe that properly joining nonlinear gameplay with an excellent story telling will bring a totally new quality. Mmm... We'll tell some more about it soon!
And that's not all that's new. We are about the reveal our other project which is much closer to being completed and yes, it will also be a fully open-world game with an intense story. You can probably guess the game we're talking about On the 5th of February it will all be clear.
So stay tuned as we will have quite a lot to show and tell you soon!
We are waiting for you on our newly created forum called Afterlife - what other name could we have chosen for it?
CD Projekt RED Team
The 2015 release window is a bit disappointing, but it's better that the developer is taking the time to get the game right. Better one much-delayed cyberpunk masterpiece than several rushed cyberpunk titles.
The Afterlife forums appear to be the official community forums for the Cyberpunk 2077 project. The developers there are soliciting suggestions for the game from the community. Also, one of the first posts to the forum gives a few more teasers for the game's "grim vision of the future," which includes a form of entertainment called "braindancing." It's certainly good that Night City won't be glitzy, as one of the hallmarks of the cyberpunk genre is dystopia and the idea that technology hasn't been a savior for humanity, but can easily be used to enslave it.