Some new gameplay was teased for Cyberpunk 2077, along with an announcement that the sprawling open-world, first-person RPG would be made available for Google’s Stadia when it launches for home consoles and PC on April 16th, 2019.
NicheGamer picked up the news about the Stadia announcement, which was first revealed via a 35 second teaser trailer introducing gamers to the streaming service rendition of the game.
While there isn’t much showcased in the Stadia teaser, there’s a second video that was released featuring a behind-the-scenes developer diary that talks a little bit about the world, the character motivations, Johnny Silverhand, and how degenerate the world is that CD Projekt Red’s team actually hopes our real world doesn’t turn out like that. Unfortunately for them, it looks like based on the kind of degeneracy that dictates our society from sub-human subcultures like ResetEra, we’re already well on our way towards the nightmarish future depicted in Cyberpunk 2077.
The Danger Hair aside, the video did reveal that apart from driving the standard car we’ve seen in all the previous trailers, you’ll also have access to a motorcycle at some point in the game. The handling looks kind of weird, but hopefully it doesn’t feel like it’s on rails.
Still, none of the content looks appealing to me at all. The entire premise of the game is basically a low-life scum trying to attain immortality, or at least prevent the mega-corps from doing so. It’s one of the most unattractive plotlines imaginable.
I could have settled for being a corporate mercenary trying to scrum up enough money to save your sister from a life of destitution.
I could have settled for being a street samurai looking to get good and get revenge on a mysterious killer who merc’d your family.
I could have settled for being a hacker who used to work on a security detail on a special project at a big corp, only to discover something you shouldn’t have and you end up on the run and trying to clear your name in the process.
But I absolutely would have loved being a burned out detective on the last embers of life’s cigarette, only to have a case he can’t refuse come across his desk promising riches and restitution for life, only it’s a job that just might cost him his life.
Any of those stories would have been 100 times better than playing as a low-life street scum with little purpose or reason to root for them. I don’t root for criminals in real life, and it’s hard as heck to find any reason to root for them in a game where you’re not only a degenerate, but a proud degenerate. There’s nothing I hate more than proud degenerates.
Anyway, Cyberpunk 2077 is due out on April 16th, 2020 for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and on that piece of crap Google Stadia service. But no one in their right mind should even think about giving Google money for their crappy, always-on service, given that you could be blacklisted from the service just as quickly as they blacklist websites from their searches.
(Thanks for the news tip Gemma Ham)