Updated December 4th, 2020, 3:15 p.m.
After years of waiting, Cyberpunk 2077 is finally about to be released
But when exactly does the game appear and what do you need to know about it in advance?
Here are the answers to all the top Cyberpunk 2077 questions
Anticipation should be the greatest joy. And the makers of “Cyberpunk 2077” Perfect. Even if unintentionally, because the release of the SciFi role-playing game has been postponed again and again.
No wonder, then, if the community remains skeptical at first, now that the Polish developer CD Projekt Red die concrete release times from “Cyberpunk 2077”.
Our FAQ doesn’t just reveal that Times for preload and the classic start, but also answers all other questions about the potential blockbuster that could make up for many gamers after a mixed year of gaming.
Here we go! But when exactly?
The is already three days before the classic launch Preload for “Cyberpunk 2077” available. From Monday, December 7th, at noon, it starts on GOG. Steam and the Epic Store will follow on the same day, but not until 5 p.m.
As for the classic variant after the preload: Console player can “Cyberpunk 2077” worldwide on December 10th from midnight to play video games. An hour later it also starts on the PC.
Which titles is “Cyberpunk 2077” reminiscent of?
With CD Projekt, the makers of “The Witcher 3” are behind “Cyberpunk 2077”. Like the latter, the new title is also a role playing game, but this time the player is traveling in the future.
The open world of Night City and parts of the gameplay evoke associations of a species futuristisches “GTA” – especially since you can not only travel on foot, but also by vehicle.
It also reminds you SciFi-Setting with the technical body upgrades in the form of implants to the “Deus Ex” range. According to an alluding conclusion of the Gamestar, the comparison of Cyberpunk with this series of games fits best.
Who is the main character?
You individualize the main character “V” yourself at the beginning, as you know it from a role-playing game. V is a mercenary – or a mercenary. The appearance of the character can be personalized with attention to detail – including piercings and make-up.
The player can choose from three different background stories for V: Nomad, corpo or street child. The selection also determines aspects of the later story, for example with regard to the possible solutions for certain missions.
V can also deal with different Ally factions or make them your enemy. Distinguishing friends and foes is vital in the dazzling world of Night City. After all, various factions control different districts.
What is Keanu Reeves doing there?
With the “Matrix” and “John Wick” star Keanu Reeves, “Cyberpunk 2077” has a top-class cast. In the role of Johnny Silverhand it made headlines even before the release. But Reeves’ performance will not be limited to appearing in the trailer.
Thanks to guest star Keanu Reeves, “Cyberpunk 2077” is also attracting interest from non-gamers.
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Johnny Silverhand is supposed to be special connection to the main character to have. How big his role really is, the developers reveal between the lines: The warrior mimed by Keanu Reeves is said to have the second largest amount of dialogues in the game.
Meanwhile it is also certain (Attention spoilers!): Silverhand exists in V’s head in the game and accompanies him through the game.
What is the gameplay like?
The game is played in the Ego-Perspectives. Exceptions are car journeys – here you can jump to the third-person view. As is common in the RPG genre, there are Quests, side and side quests.
In the missions, the game lets you decide exactly how you want to proceed: shoot, sneak or hack – any style of play can lead to the goal.
Equipment and implants make up the character’s skills. In addition to weapons, outfits also bring armor values. Both can be improved via mods. Weapons, clothing, mods, cyberware, healing items and Co can be crafted from raw materials yourself.
Shooting is part of the SciFi role-playing game. But there are even more original weapons …
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Join in Talent points in six attributes and twelve perk trees. In addition to the character level, there is that Street Cred progression system.
A gameplay specialty is the original “Detective mode”: A high-tech gadget called braindance makes it possible to look other characters directly in the head, to see what they have experienced like a 3D video and to examine them for clues from every perspective.
Why is the game only from 18 years of age?
The USK logo with the number “18” makes it clear to children and young people: “Unfortunately we have to stay outside.” Sex and violence clearly defines the target group “Cyberpunk 2077” is aimed at.
But it’s not just about showmanship: that too Story is aware of one mature audience directed.
What is still up for the launch?
At the same time as the console starts at midnight, the developer loads the Launch-Party. Long waiting times in front of the doorman are not to be feared, because of course it takes place online.
Under the hashtag #Cybernight you can on twitter Be part of the release livestream – both on the Twitter channel @TwitterGaming and @Cyberpunkgame. What exactly should happen there? CD Projekt Red announces “exclusives” and “surprises”. It doesn’t get any more specific. It’s just a surprise part.
And how does it continue?
The centerpiece is the story mode, but “Cyberpunk 2077” should also have one Multiplayer-Modus receive. However, it will not before 2022 appear, so the current state of affairs.
After the release, further content in the form of DLCs to be added. CD Projekt already has this “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” handled similarly.
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