CD Projekt RED released the promised trailer for Cyberpunk 2077, a role-playing video game announced in 2012, based on the Cyberpunk series of pen-and-paper games.
According to the developer, the teaser below shows how the Psycho Squad might acquire a new member. The Psycho Squad specializes in combating “psychos” — individuals who overuse implants and substances that boost or otherwise alter the human body.
There comes a point when they overdose on these innovations, and their bodies start to rebel against their biological body parts as well as all things organic around them. Simply put, they start killing people, who they now derisively call “meatbags.”
When a psycho goes on the rampage, strange things can happen. There’s carnage, and the psycho might be taken down by regular police, but they’re not always able to get the job done.
In Cyberpunk 2077, the player will be thrown into a dark future and the tale of one individual, raised on the streets, who tries to lift himself up from the gutter and find a way to survive amongst boostergangs and megacorporations in a city of filth and sin.
Streets are filled with junkies addicted to a new form of entertainment – the braindance, a cheap way to experience the emotions and stimuli of someone else, someone living a more exciting life.
Braindances are digital recordings of a person’s experience. The viewer can stream a braindance directly into his neural system via special brain augmentations, called a BD player. Braindances allow the viewer to experience all brain processes registered, including emotions, muscle movements and all stimuli perceived by the recording person.
The range of themes of these recordings varies from simple braindances made by megacorporations, which e.g. allow the viewer to feel the full experience of an explorer with all its thrills, sweats, smells, views, sounds and the real feeling of curiosity that pushes men to go beyond the horizon against fear and physical weakness.
But there are also more controversial sides of braindance, because some recordings are created illegally in the underground. Entering the mind of a serial killer means not only seeing the monstrosity he performs, but also living his lust to kill and fulfillment.
The developer describes the game as a “multi-thread, nonlinear story designed for mature players” set in the sprawling metropolis of Night City and its surroundings.
“Players will have a chance to freely roam the open-world environment and visit places well known from the pen-and-paper RPG ‘Cyberpunk 2020′, including a combat zone completely taken over by gangs, the legendary Afterlife joint and the nostalgic Forlorn Hope.”
“You’re probably curious about the release date.’ said CDPR. “It’s currently scheduled a way off, in 2015, 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. And you may wonder why we announced our game so early before the release.”
Cyberpunk 2077 will be released when it’s ready, probably in 2015.
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