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Cyberpunk 2077 developer kicks off cryptic live stream

Cyberpunk 2077
Cyberpunk 2077 (Image credit: CD Projekt Red)

CD Projekt RED has been endlessly teasing its upcoming project, Cyberpunk 2077, for over half a decade now. While its E3 2018 presence briefly expanded on the first-person shooter, it's gameplay and world is still shrouded in mystery. Controlled 50-minute demos have enthralled press behind closed doors, but public-facing information is essentially non-existent.

In tone with recent Cyberpunk 2077 marketing, CD Projekt RED has kicked off a cryptic live stream through its official Twitch account. Bearing the title "DATA TRANSMISSION IN PROGRESS_," the video features lines of jumbled code descend the screen. Keen-eyed Reddit users have uncovered reference to image files, but the stream's purpose is ultimately still unknown. Could a new public announcement be on the horizon?

This isn't the first instance of mysterious streams fueling marketing, as seen with Bethesda's reveal of Fallout 76. With any news of Cyberpunk 2077 highly anticipated, we'll be watching the situation as it develops.

In meantime, check our in-depth preview of Cyberpunk 2077, after spending 50 minutes with CD Projekt RED via an exclusive demo. Our senior editor, Jez Corden, praised its unrivaled depth and freedom, setting the bar significantly ahead of existing games on the market.

Cyberpunk 2077 will hit Xbox One, PS4, and PC. It has no known launch date, but it is currently available for preorder at Amazon.

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Matt Brown is a senior editor at Future for Windows Central. Following six years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Xbox and Windows PCs. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.

3 Comments
  • I wish they'd release the game already. I mean, c'mon! How long past a decade do they need? Or are they planning on endlessly waiting for technology to advance?
  • I don't think they're waiting on the tech, they are working on the storyline. The detail they put in requires lots of time. As long as it's released in my lifetime I'll be happy lol.
  • no known launch date. was pre-Alpha at E3. but preorders are open.. haha