Keanu Reeves may be your digital sidekick in Cyberpunk 2077

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.
  • Keanu may play an integral role in the game.
  • Cyberpunk 2077 is available to preorder for $60 on Amazon (opens in new tab).

Cyberpunk 2077 is probably one of the most anticipated games coming next year from The Witcher developer CD Projekt RED. At Microsoft's E3 2019 press conference, the team debuted a new trailer along with the April 16, 2020 release date.

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The biggest surprise was when actor Keanu Reeves took the stage and talked about the game. He's a part of Cyberpunk 2077 as evidenced by the video. Given Reeves' popularity, many gamers thought that he just had a cameo. However, that may not be the case. According to popular YouTube gaming channel Skill Up, Reeves "isn't some random cameo. He's your sidekick for the entire game... and... lives inside your head." This appears to be accurate given the fact that Reeves was seen as a projection in the trailer and flickered in and out.

The official Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter channel replied to Skill Up by implying that they had revealed a spoiler. Other individuals attending E3 2019 also said that Reeves wasn't just a cameo and plays a major role in the story. As with any such leak, take it with a grain of salt until the actor or studio discuss these details. There are other reports that Keanu Reeves' character, Johnny Silverhand, has the second most spoken dialogue in the game, with about fifteen days of voice recording.

The trailer gives us a look at a tense deal going down in Night City. Throughout the trailer, we get a closer look at the futuristic world that Cyberpunk 2077 has in store for us, along with just some of the guns and augmented body parts you can equip.

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11 Comments
  • Keanu is Cyberpunk's Cortana . I am ok with that . :D
  • Adding star power late in a game is a sign they couldn't achieve their design milestones.
  • Do we know that he was added late? Or was it just kept under wraps until Sunday? They said they were using a code name for him...
  • What, why? That's quite a jump in conclusion
  • I have a feeling this game won't live up to the hype. Hope i'm wrong though.
  • In general I try to avoid stepping aboard the hype train, but this is the only game which I have done so.
  • Always a concern although these guys always make great games
  • @jams
    This is CD Projekt Red.
    It's not some random devs making a game that have millions of randomly generated fetch quests.
  • He was recruited a year ago, don't forget, we have literally been given NO new information about CP2077 since last E3, that's a lot of time for things to happen and be worked on.
  • Keanu in Cyberpunk 2077 that comes 57 years earlier at 2020 i will do my matrix moves and i am going to preorder it at allkeyshop so i can compare prices.
  • OMG Keanu in Cyberpunk 2077 that comes 57 years earlier at 2020 i will do my matrix moves and i am going to preorder it at allkeyshop.com so i can compare prices.