Microsoft E3 2018 keynote played host to one unexpected guest – the Cyberpunk 2077 trailer. It is the most-anticipated game from the developer CD Projekt Red (of Witcher fame).
The first trailer of this RPG was released back in 2013. Since then we have seen the release of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and the massively popular game – the Witcher 3 – from the same developer. The time gap between the first and second trailer left the gaming world with a feeling that they were cheated.
That changed during the E3 2018 conference with CD Projekt Red revealing the second Cyberpunk 2077 trailer. The details of the gameplay, however, are still scant. Nevertheless, CD Projekt and fans have high hopes with the Cyberpunk 2077, and it reflected during the recent event.
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Cyberpunk 2077 trailer – what it tells?
Though the Cyberpunk 2077 trailer kept all of the gameplay under wraps, it did give strong hints about what the game would be like. The new Cyberpunk 2077 trailer starts with the narrator talking about the poverty and other social issues that have engulfed the city, making it a toxic place to live and yet everyone wants to be there.
In the second frame, a train is seen emerging from the dreamy city with giant buildings, big screens and groundbreaking future technology. The narrator then refers to himself as a “dreamer” and is seen opening a case with a rifle in it. Viewers then see the usual violence with punk stylized figures attacking each other with no remorse.
The Cyberpunk 2077 trailer is short, but interesting with bright and lively visuals detailing the city life of the future. Moreover, after the Witcher 3, there are high expectations from CD Projekt Red to treat its players with some of the most intriguing stories to be discovered throughout the gameplay.
First announced about six years ago, Cyberpunk 2077 is designed as RPG and is loosely based on Mike Pondsmith’s tabletop game Cyberpunk 2020. The game promises a nonlinear story designed for “mature” players. CD Projekt Red also stated that the game will have some sandbox elements and a form of multiplayer.
Encrypted details in the trailer at E3 2018
Some of the fans might be disappointed after not finding out much from the trailer. However, it is believed that the trailer had some hidden clues. In the earlier part of the trailer when it looked like the screen was hacked with lots of text appearing on the screen, it was actually a secret message from the developer.
To a lot of people the texts made no sense, but Polygon did an excellent job in finding the hidden message and translating it into something meaningful and exciting. On the official site and its social media page, CDPR does not say anything about it, but that does not negate the fact that it is there.
The message starts with the game maker apologizing for making the fans wait for six long years before releasing the second trailer. “We released a CGI trailer, gave some interviews and… went dark,” CDPR said, adding that before Cyberpunk, the team wanted to release Witcher 3 and both expansions first.
After the team concluded the work on the Blood and Wine, they went full-speed with CP2077’s pre-production. Even then the team remained silent as it was waiting for something substantial and meaningful before making another announcement, the secret message read. Confirming the secret message, the message itself said that if the audiences are seeing these encrypted texts then they are watching the second trailer.
Talking of the game, the message says that with Cyberpunk, the team has tried to create an alternative vision of the future where mega-corporations have full control over the civilized life and gangs have set their own order. Further, CDPR says that Cyberpunk 2077 is a true single player with story-driven RPG where the players would be able to create their own character among other things.
Polygon also discovered encrypted texts hinting free DLC in Cyberpunk 2077, and no DRM microtransactions. “Expect nothing less than you got with The Witcher 3,” the text says. “As for DRM, CP2077, will be 100 percent DRM-free on PC.”
E3 is a great platform for releasing content for the consoles every year. So, each year at the E3, Sony and Microsoft try to make the strongest mark with amazing events and hands-on content. However, over the past couple of years, PCs are clawing back into the game and have found some representation at E3. But, they are still below the consoles.
To give more representation to the world’s biggest gaming platform, both developers and publishers need to bring exclusive titles to the PC Gaming Show. Earlier, it was believed that Cyberpunk 2077 would be exclusive to the PC Gaming Show at E3 2018. The game, many say, has the caliber to change the whole landscape of PC by making it more mainstream during the event.
Now, since the Cyberpunk 2077 trailer is already out, PC gamers would obviously be more interested to see what else E3 holds for them.