Cyberpunk 2077 Trailer Goes on Transhumanist Rampage

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Cyberpunk 2077 Trailer Goes on Transhumanist Rampage

Turns out there aren't many charitable uses for implanted arm-blades.

Human augmentation is one particular field of science with a lot of interesting potential applications. Synthetic limbs have always been a boon, and other technology can restore or even enhance the senses. Sub-dermal body armor and retractable scythes implanted in the wrists, however, probably aren't going to do much for the benefit of polite society. The Night City Police find this out first-hand in the first trailer for Cyberpunk 2077, an upcoming game by The Witcher developers CD Projekt RED.

The trailer centers on a woman who has gone berserk after one too many cybermodifications. When the police find her too much to handle, they call in an expert from MAX-TAC (Maximum Force Tactical Division), colloquially known as "Psycho Squad."

"The Psycho Squad specializes in combating "psychos" - individuals who overuse implants and substances that boost or otherwise alter the human body," explains Adam Badowski, head of CD Projekt RED. "There comes a point when they overdose on these innovations, and their bodies start to rebel against their biological body parts as well as against all things organic around them. Simply put, they start killing people, who they now derisively call 'meatbags.'"

They don't sound like the type of people you'd want to invite over for dinner, but if the trailer is any indication, you may find yourself working alongside some of them in the dangerous streets of Night City. Their sociopathic attitudes are perfect fit for CD Projekt, with their experience in dark, mature settings like The Witcher's. Cyberpunk 2077 promises a "multi-thread, nonlinear story" set in a sprawling open world. Fans of the original Cyberpunk 2020 RPG will be able to visit familiar hotspots including Afterlife, Forlorn Hope, and a gang-dominated combat zone.

The trailer informs us that the game will be done "when it's ready," but more information will be coming on February 5. Until then, you can find some details on the official Cyberpunk 2077 website.

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Looks good.

I enjoyed both Witchers, the first one on PC the second on xbox.

Please come out in 2013 because all I'm looking forward to in Bioshock!

Looks like some good hype, can't judge from the pre render ofc but the Witcher team behind a hopefully RPG shooter ala Mass effect should cause much throwing of my money at the screen, ofc this is coming from someone who is a massive slut for for Cyberpunk settings.

Whelp, that looks awesome. It wasn't gameplay but, I mean, did you see that shit?! If the game is half as good as the teaser I'll be happy.

that guys collar is not popped nearly enough

This is now on my "Look out for this" list.

Pretty adolescent stuff to be honest and a bit disappointing as far as tone goes. Still, their environment artists deserve a pay-raise. The attention to the details like the 80s influenced color scheme and the spinners made me very very happy. Overall I'm still excited for the game even if I'm pretty neutral on the teaser.

Finally a trailer! Looks fantastic so far, decent song choice too.

EDIT: The logo is kickass.

"There comes a point when they overdose on these innovations, and their bodies start to rebel against their biological body parts as well as against all things organic around them. Simply put, they start killing people, who they now derisively call 'meatbags.'"

So, too many dips into the human augmentation pool causes people to go from Adam Jensen to HK-47? Actually sounds kind of interesting; and maybe a bit amusing, too. Maybe the first sign of biological rebellion is using speech conditionals...

More on topic, this game actually has piqued my interest. I've always had a lot of respect for CD Projekt, here's hoping the information to come makes this sounds even better.

I am liking the style and the implied plot. Colour me incredibly interested. And those first 25 seconds are a beautiful subversion of expectations...

Also, they seem to have dodged the uncanny valley. Which is impressive, even if this is a pre-rendered piece.

The teaser did a good job at getting me intrigued, so I'm definitely looking forward to a trailer that tells us more about the plot, the characters, and, most importantly, shows us some gameplay. So yeah, I've got high hopes that this game comes through.

Also, and this may just be me because I'm a graphic designer and actually care about this crap, but am I the only one who thinks that the title font for this game looks awesome! OK, maybe the "P" looks wee bit like an "F" (I keep reading it as "CyberFunk") but who gives a damm! Look at it! It's freaking radical! Right?

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I want this font for my welcome mat. Seriously.

Turns out there aren't many charitable uses for implanted arm-blades.

I bet they'd still find a way to make them tax deductible :P

Nice concept, but I hope the main character isn't that invulnerable in the actual game.

Damn, I usually don't get hyped with trailers, that that was just really well put together. With CD Projekt's background with the Witcher, they've already shown they can make really deep and "multi-threaded" stories, so that talent being put into a cyberpunk game just sounds great, and this is definitely something I'm looking forward to.

Also, having your release date be "Whenever it's ready" is just brilliant.

Well... That told us nothing except for mood and setting... and I WANT TO PLAY IT SO BAD NOW v_v. Cyber Punk is one of the most underused genres in the game industry which makes absolutely no sense because it's so perfectly translatable for it. Big showy set pieces, easy to relate to plot devices, stat progression with augmetics, action and conflict everywhere you look. I hope this is the game that kicks it off, because Syndicate and the Shadowrun FPS's weren't at all.

HardRockSamurai:
The teaser did a good job at getting me intrigued, so I'm definitely looking forward to a trailer that tells us more about the plot, the characters, and, most importantly, shows us some gameplay. So yeah, I've got high hopes that this game comes through.

Also, and this may just be me because I'm a graphic designer and actually care about this crap, but am I the only one who thinks that the title font for this game looks awesome! OK, maybe the "P" looks wee bit like an "F" (I keep reading it as "CyberFunk") but who gives a damm! Look at it! It's freaking radical! Right?

image

I want this font for my welcome mat. Seriously.

That font is pure 80's cheese with a slight modern twist with the 2077 so I suppose it shows they don't intend to ignore the 80's roots of Cyberpunk. It does look good to me.

UnderGlass:
Pretty adolescent stuff to be honest and a bit disappointing as far as tone goes.

Man people could nitpick anything.

DVS BSTrD:

Turns out there aren't many charitable uses for implanted arm-blades.

I bet they'd still find a way to make them tax deductible :P

Nice concept, but I hope the main character isn't that invulnerable in the actual game.

Well, there are obviously some weapons that are made to take out those kinda folk, the same way you wouldn't expect a .22 to be terribly useful against someone in body armor.

I think it would be rather entertaining to deal with a person now and then with a weapon that will bounce as well as a majority of the weapons that will turn you into grated cheese.

OT: looks awesome, cant wait.

Even though I knew beforehand that this was CG when I first saw the lady's face I thought it was real.

I hope it isn't a PC exclusive...

I absolutely loved the old tabletop game (Cyberpunk 2020) so I've been extremely interested in this. Knowing what they were able to do with The Witcher, I have very high hopes, especially after seeing this trailer.

UnderGlass:
Pretty adolescent stuff to be honest and a bit disappointing as far as tone goes.

The lady is obviosly wealthy between the way she looks like a super model and the overly modified body she has. Also teasers are meant for the eyes first. Again a setting perfect for games.

I like Cyberpunk, I like RPGs, I liked the Witcher and I like CD Projekt RED. I have high expectations for this game already, even though the teaser doesn't really show anything from the game. It will be difficult for them to completely screw this up.

Aw man :( Why Cyberpunk 2020 instead of Shadowrun?

UnderGlass:
Pretty adolescent stuff to be honest and a bit disappointing as far as tone goes. Still, their environment artists deserve a pay-raise. The attention to the details like the 80s influenced color scheme and the spinners made me very very happy. Overall I'm still excited for the game even if I'm pretty neutral on the teaser.

I'm honestly curious about what was adolescent in that trailer?

Edit: OT (forgot this but): Not that I wasn't already interested in the game, but this is a cool teaser. It's deep and works on a couple of levels. The juxtaposition of the action against the slow motion is always effective, IMO. The music was appropriate and it was interesting to see the... what I can only describe as the look of welcome acceptance the events are over, and perhaps the characters pain in what has transpired. It really only makes me a bit more mad that we probably aren't going to see the game this year.

UnderGlass:
Pretty adolescent stuff to be honest and a bit disappointing as far as tone goes. Still, their environment artists deserve a pay-raise. The attention to the details like the 80s influenced color scheme and the spinners made me very very happy. Overall I'm still excited for the game even if I'm pretty neutral on the teaser.

Well it's supposed to be at least partially YOUTHFUL (Thus the term "punk") but honestly, what's so sophomoric about it?

As I said in the thread in the forums-titties and gore, certainly is CD Projekt Red.

Still, I won't say that I'm not interested in this. I just hope that they can get a voice actor for the protagonist who can emote more than a fucking brick made out of potato.
Fucking Geralt, seriously.

Looking forward to this. CD Projekt has done a great job on the Witcher, but the thing is I really cannot get into the atmosphere and story of that game, so it's about time they did something else.

Is it me or does the description of the game remind anyone else of Tokyo Gore Police?

Not huge on the trailer, but I people have been saying that the Witcher is a good game around here, and the concept IS interesting (sounds a lot like Binary Domain to be honest, really should get around to playing that game) so maybe I'll give it a crack.

Cognimancer:
"There comes a point when they overdose on these innovations, and their bodies start to rebel against their biological body parts as well as against all things organic around them. Simply put, they start killing people, who they now derisively call 'meatbags.'"

So wait, too many modifications doesn't cause rejection that basically kills you like in Deus Ex, it just causes them to become HK-47?

Ahh I love this company. While its just beauty shots, its the aesthetic that is presented that makes it desirable. I trust this company to put together something solid with this IP.

deth2munkies:

Cognimancer:
"There comes a point when they overdose on these innovations, and their bodies start to rebel against their biological body parts as well as against all things organic around them. Simply put, they start killing people, who they now derisively call 'meatbags.'"

So wait, too many modifications doesn't cause rejection that basically kills you like in Deus Ex, it just causes them to become HK-47?

I've always assumed that it was the cybernetic implants within the brain that caused people to go wonky.

deth2munkies:

So wait, too many modifications doesn't cause rejection that basically kills you like in Deus Ex, it just causes them to become HK-47?

Well, considering the possibly huge amount of wiring and op-chips infused with the nervous system, the notion that the machine part would take over, seems like a viable result.

Zer_:
I've always assumed that it was the cybernetic implants within the brain that caused people to go wonky.

In Cyberpunk 2020, you had a "humanity" score, based off of a number of things. Every single bit of cybernetic alteration you made to yourself - and I mean EVERY single one; even a very simple cosmetic alteration dropped your Humanity score by .1 - would reduce that score a bit.

Get low enough, you become cold, distant.
Get to zero, the GM takes your character sheet away from you and your character goes apeshit.

Hopefully, they'll implement that into this game...

AxelxGabriel:
Aw man :( Why Cyberpunk 2020 instead of Shadowrun?

Because they have the creator of Cyberpunk 2020 on the team for this game.

As I've said elsewhere on the site, I wish there was more content to the trailer, but that's just because I like what I see and hear so much.

Loving where they're going with the story on it too. Could make for some very interesting story/character decisions given the examples already seen in the Witcher games.

Micah Weil:

Zer_:
I've always assumed that it was the cybernetic implants within the brain that caused people to go wonky.

In Cyberpunk 2020, you had a "humanity" score, based off of a number of things. Every single bit of cybernetic alteration you made to yourself - and I mean EVERY single one; even a very simple cosmetic alteration dropped your Humanity score by .1 - would reduce that score a bit.

Get low enough, you become cold, distant.
Get to zero, the GM takes your character sheet away from you and your character goes apeshit.

Hopefully, they'll implement that into this game...

Hopefully, has Pondsmith is on the team, has a consultant, to check on game mechanic and design, with some luck we will end up with the game most respectful of P&P rules since Infinity engine.

"when it's ready"

Oh god, please god no. I beg you god, for fucks sake.

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