The second Cyberpunk 2077 Night City Wire aired, giving us another look at how the game is coming together in the final months before release. It’s allowed CD Projekt Red to delve into three areas of the game: the Lifepaths, weaponry, and the music of the in-game chrome rock band SAMURAI.
Let’s start with the LIfepaths. Originally planned to be a sprawling freeform system, the game has narrowed its focus to give you three Lifepath options for V, choosing a different backstory for your character in the game. This can be a Corpo, a Nomad or a Street Kid, with each of these giving you a different introduction to Night City and influencing how the world and its inhabitants react to V through the game.
Next up are the weapons, in the Tools of Destruction video. CD Projekt Red are still working to refine the melee combat in the game, but the weaponry on offer gives plenty of options for players to make use of, with all manner of futuristic guns, melee and cyberware weaponry to use.
And then there’s SAMURAI, the in-game chrome rock band. For this, CD Projekt Red have had Swedish hardcore punk band Refused channel their inner cyberpunk personas, with a behind the scenes set of interviews to see how they’ve tried to fit into the game world.
If you want to watch the whole stream, then that’s here:
You can watch some gameplay from the first Night City Wire here. Cyberpunk 2077 is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on 19th november, with day one support and free upgrades for Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 (though meaningful enhancements will come at a later date).
Cyberpunk 2077 has gone through a string of late delays in its development process. It was first pinned down for March 2020 at last year’s E3, before CD Projekt Red announced that they were delaying the multiplayer side of the game a few months later. At the turn of 2020, the hype for the game was picking up, but in mid-January, they dropped the bombshell that they would delay the game until September so that they could polish and refine it further. That was then pushed back further to November.
The delays naturally had fans and pundits speculating about next-gen versions of the game, and CD Projekt Red initially confirmed Cyberpunk 2077 as the first third party game to confirmed for the Xbox Smart Delivery scheme. This month, that was expanded to also include free upgrade from PS4 to PS5.
Cyberpunk 2077 will release on 19th November for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, with Google Stadia coming later in the year.
Source: Night City Wire