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.

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.

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.

Night City calls

Cyberpunk 2077

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.

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