What you need to know
- Cyberpunk 2077 now has a release date of April 16, 2020.
- The release date comes alongside a new trailer and word that actor Keanu Reeves is part of the game.
- Player choice is at the heart of the experience and you can complete the game without killing anyone.
- Cyberpunk 2077 is available to preorder for $60 on Amazon.
Cyberpunk 2077 is an upcoming first-person shooter which takes place in a sprawling open-world city. You step into the shoes of "V," a futuristic mercenary who possesses the secret to immortality in a digital age. Along with your sidekick Keanu Reeves — better known as Johnny Silverhand — you have to take revenge on those who wronged you.
The hallmark of any great role-playing game is player choice. Unlike The Witcher series, it looks like Cyberpunk 2077 takes it to the next level. According to a report by GameStop, you can play the entire game without spilling a drop of blood. It's unclear how this is possible, but I imagine it has to do with being incredibly stealthy. The report said the following.
If you choose to embark on a path of senseless violence, you shouldn't be too surprised if you get a different ending than others. Lead quest designer Pawel Sasko told GameSpot that the way you play affects the ending.
It'll be interesting to learn more about how the game can be played without killing anyone. Cyberpunk 2077 sounds more and more like Deus Ex: Mankind Divided by the day.
What do you hope to see out of the game? Will you play it on Xbox One X, or will you wait for it to hit "Project Scarlett"? Let us know.
Night City calls
Cyberpunk 2077 takes players to the gritty, neon-lit streets of Night City. The latest opus from The Witcher developer CD Projekt RED is set to launch on April 16, 2020.
Xbox accessories you'll love
Every one of these quality accessories is guaranteed to enhance your Xbox experience.
PowerA Enhanced Wired Controller for Xbox One ($20 at Amazon)
PowerA's take on the Xbox One controller is an attractive pickup for budget-conscious gamers that nails all the basics.
Talon PDP Xbox media remote ($20 at Amazon)
The Talon PDP Xbox media remote is great for watching shows on your console.
Xbox One S vertical stand ($10 at Amazon)
Stand your console upright with this accessory.
Get the Windows Central Newsletter
All the latest news, reviews, and guides for Windows and Xbox diehards.
Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.