Cyberpunk Trailer Hides Possible Witcher News

Cyberpunk Trailer Hides Possible Witcher News

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The sharp eyes at Reddit have discovered a hidden message in the Cyberpunk 2077 trailer.

Did you see yesterday's Cyberpunk 2077 trailer? If not, I encourage you to check it out. It's a straight-up cinematic teaser, no gameplay or anything like that, but it's pretty fantastic; there aren't too many things that can wind me up like slo-mo dystopian violence set to a great song. So sexy.

Anyway, it turns out that there's more to it than meets the eye, unless you happen to possess the super-sight of a Reddit who noticed a flash of text near the end of the trailer - the 2:14 mark, to be precise - and decided to investigate. He found that it wasn't just a spot of fake cyber-noise but an actual message talking about the game, and about another game as well.

"We are about to reveal our other project, which is much closer to being completed and yes, it will also be a fully open-world game with an intense story," the message says. "You can probably guess the game we're talking about - on the 5th of February it will all be clear."

The Witcher 3, anyone? Given that The Witcher series is the only thing CD Projekt Red has developed prior to Cyberpunk 2077, it's the only option that makes sense. We won't know for sure for another three weeks, but it's good enough for me - I am Officially Excited.

Source: Reddit

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A postcard would have been nicer :P
These guys are relentless.

Do you like our latest creation? We certainly hope so! :) You may remember that we sometimes send you guys secret messages like this. It's a great way for us to speak right to you instead of burying ourselves in corporate mumbo jumbo, so let's begin!

First of all--have you noticed all the details in our teaser (Yes, it's a teaser. We'll make a proper trailer in the future)? If you know the Cyberpunk setting, there are some things you can spot, like implants--look for the weapon hands and the real skin -- corporate emblems that should look familiar, and more. Happy hunting!

You're probably curious about the release. It's currently scheduled a way off in 20(14,15,16?) but in truth the delivery date is more like "when it's done". We will release Cyberpunk to you when we're convinced it is nothing but pure, refined, unadulterated awesome. We want it to be the most kick ass futuristic RPG ever-- OK, maybe this sounds pretty bully, but it is our actual goal! You judge if we deliver it!

Oh--And you may wonder why we announced our game so early before the release. The reason is that we're still building our Dev team, so if you are a talented dude or dudette, willing to work in a really different company (gamers rule & boring corporate stuff drools) on a single ambitious project, send us your application right now! careers@cdprojectred.com

So, you want to know what kind of game Cyberpunk 2077 will be? The short description is that it will be a story-heavy, nonlinear, open world RPG based on the well known Cyberpunk pen&paper system and setting. Building open world games is something we are mastering right now, and we believe (misspelled in trailer, heh) that properly joining nonlinear gameplay with an excellent story telling will bring a totally new quality. Hmm.. we'll tell some more about it soon!

And that's not all that's new, we are about to reveal our other project, which is much closer to being completed and yes, it will also be a fully open-world game with an intense story. You can probably guess the game we're talking about - on the 5th of February it will all be clear.

So stay tuned as we will have quite a lot to show and tell you soon!

We are waiting for you on our newly created forum called afterlife--what other name could we have chosen for it? :)

CD Project Red Team

Full transcript for those that didn't click on the Reddit link.

Either way, the 5th of February is now marked down in my calendar; should be interesting to see what gets announced.

Yeah, I've got that date marked too. In ALL CAPS!

DVS BSTrD:
A postcard would have been nicer :P
These guys are relentless.

True I don't know where these guys get the time to make two massive RPGs at the same time, while still adding features to their older titles for free. Either CD Projekt are just that awesome or someone's been slipping something into their coffee every morning :P

Still, CDPR does certain things very right and is more down to Earth a developer than your average AAA dev, and for that reason alone I can't help but get somewhat excited about them doing stuff.

What I'm saying is, I'm looking forward to see what they have cooked up. And I hope it comes with another pre-rendered cinematic.

Seriously... Why do developers always strive for "open world" games? Most of the times I do not enjoy having to walk 30Km on foot just so I can keep the most shallow plots in history going?

Cmon, CD Projekt, I though we had something going on :(

My body is ready.

Oh so ready...

You're probably curious about the release. It's currently scheduled a way off in 20(14,15,16?) but in truth the delivery date is more like "when it's done".

Ouch, that'll be along wait!

I'm now VERY curious about the pen&paper Cyberpunk lore and setting.....but with so many books I have no idea where to start!

OMG OMG OMG! Holy crap, I haven't even gotten to The Witcher 2 in my pile of shame. Better get started!

Also, a small nitpick for you, Andy. You wrote "unless you happen to possess the super-sight of a Reddit who noticed a flash of text". A Reddit, or a SubReddit, is a forum space on reddit.com. Someone who participates on Reddit is called a Redditor. /end silly nitpick from a redditor ;)

 

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