post by reddit user Divinus
transcribes a secret message that was indeed
snuck into the Cyberpunk 2077
). We were sure this would say "Be sure to drink your Ovaltine," but it
turns out to be a message from the developers at CD Projekt RED about the
new gameplay video
their upcoming RPG:
Sorry to have kept you waiting for this for so long!
Did you like what you saw? Because for us, the fact that we're finally showing
you Cyberpunk 2077 is HUGE. Please go to our forums, twitter, facebook, discord,
and do tell what you think. Is the game world how you imagined? Do you see what
we meant by "immersion" when we talked about CP2077 being an FPP RPG? How does
our vision of "cyberpunk by day" make you feel? We really want to know.
Aside from that, we think we owe you a few words of explanation on why we're
showing you this gameplay now, some time after industry professionals and media
saw it at E3 and gamescom.
Each time we discussed the idea of showing the game to you (and we discussed
this idea a lot), we were ending up in this "we're not 100% sure" limbo. Why?
Because (for most people), when a game dev shows gameplay footage from their
game, it means that this is how the game is going to look or play like. It's not
the case here. Cyberpunk 2077 is deep in development. We have a lot of design
ideas, a lot of mechanics being playtested, but we don't know what we'll end up
with at launch. This makes publishing videos like what you just saw risky --we
don't want gamers saying 'but in that previous video that gun was shooting
differently', or 'why did you change the interface?'. Change is inherent to game
development and there's a ton of things being modified each day. Our fear was
(and kind of still is) that you'll think what you just saw is how Cyberpunk 2077
will look like 1:1.
What gave us that extra confidence to show you a work in progress game? Good
initial feedback from people who are accustomed to see games at various stages
of development. What they told us (and they told us they really liked what they
saw) gave us the boost we needed to show the current version of Cyberpunk 2077
to the most passionate and insightful audience --you.
So... here's what Cyberpunk 2077 looks like today (or rather looked like when we
recorded the video). We sincerely hope you liked it.
Again, thank you for your patience and all the thoughts you shared with us.
CD PROJEKT RED