CD Projeckt RED have warned about a scam that is doing the rounds that invites gamers to a beta of Cyberpunk 2077. There is no beta and at present no plans for one before the game launches.
“If you recently received an email claiming to be granting you beta access to Cyberpunk 2077, it’s not from us,” they tweeted. “Unfortunately, there have been more of these being sent out over the past few weeks. When we contact you via email, it’ll always come from @ cdprojektred com address.”
“Same goes for content creators. We always reach out directly from @ cdprojektred com domain. If you are being contacted by a third party claiming to be working with us (an ad agency for example), you can assume it’s not genuine,” they add.
Develver Digital, the japesters of the game industry, commented on the post and got an equally playful reply.
Oh. Hi. We have a popular YT channel and our own format on Twitch. Please send us 200 CARRION keys (so we can sell them on some shady reseller site). We’d also be willing to do a giveaway.
— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) July 30, 2020
During the Night City Wire stream CD Projekt Red announced Cyberpunk 2077 – Edgerunners, a collaboration with Studio Trigger in Japan and Netflix to create an original anime series set in the Cyberpunk 2077 universe. Cyberpunk 2077 – Edgerunners will be coming out in 2022.
The anime will be an original and standalone 10 episode story set within the Cyberpunk 2077 universe. The blurb on the trailer explains:
We’re excited to announce that together with an acclaimed Japan-based animation company, Studio Trigger, and the world’s leading streaming entertainment service, Netflix, we’re working on a new original anime series set in the same universe as Cyberpunk 2077!
CYBERPUNK: EDGERUNNERS tells a standalone, 10-episode story about a street kid trying to survive in a technology and body modification-obsessed city of the future. Having everything to lose, he chooses to stay alive by becoming an edgerunner—a mercenary outlaw also known as a cyberpunk.
The announcement came as part of the first Night City Wire stream, a series of streams that will be held in the run up to Cyberpunk 2077’s release on 19th November for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC – PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X support will also be available as soon as they are launched.
The stream debuted an action-packed new trailer, setting the stage for the game’s sci-fi story with elements found in the game’s prologue. Following that, CD Projekt Red also revealed a new gameplay element, the investigative Braindance, letting you inhabit someone’s recorded memories and then step outside their body to view the surrounding scenery and the periphery of those events. Conceptually, think of the detective elements from the Batman: Arkham series, where you can scan elements, rewind time, play it forward and piece together the scene.
For more on that, head over to our write up of the Night City Wire stream and reveals.