Cyberpunk 2077 trailer teases Witcher 3 announcement?

Reddit users say they have unveiled a secret message in the new trailer for CD Projekt Red's upcoming RPG which talks of a soon-to-be-announced "fully open-world game with an intense story."

It appears that Polish developer CD Projekt Red wanted to give fans a little more than they bargained for with the release of the new trailer for the studio's upcoming Cyberpunk 2077.

According to some Reddit users, a frame at the end of the trailer contains a hidden message from the developer.

In the message, which has been decoded on Reddit, CD Projekt Red reportedly says Cyberpunk 2077 is currently scheduled for release in 2015 but will more likely come out "when it's done."

The message also speaks of a new project which is "much closer to being completed" and which will reportedly be announced on February 5.

"Do you like our latest creation?" the message begins. "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!"

"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."

This led some Reddit users to speculate that CD Projekt Red is gearing up to announce The Witcher 3. The message also calls for applications to join the in-house development team and describes more details about the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077:

"The short description is that it will be a story-heavy, nonlinear, open world RPG based on the well-known Cyberpunk pen and paper system and setting. Building open world games is something we are mastering right now and we believe that properly joining non-linear gameplay with an excellent story telling will bring a totally new quality. We'll tell some more about it soon!"

The message ends with a description of a reportedly newly created forum titled Afterlife, inviting users to join.

Cyberpunk 2077 puts players into a "dark future" in 2077 where advanced technologies have become "both the salvation and the curse of humanity." The game promises a nonlinear story designed for "mature" players and is set in the metropolis of Night City. It was also revealed today that Cyberpunk 2077 will feature sandbox elements.

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154 comments
kelborn3
kelborn3

I think its our personal responsobility to buy this game asap when it comes out...

fenrris2
fenrris2

FYI ppl. If you like this teaser go check other samples of its authors work( Tomasz Baginski). He was nominated to Oscar awards for his first animation. good stuff.

100proofsoco
100proofsoco

I like CD Projekt Red don't get me wrong but didn't we just get a Witcher title. I'd rather have the Cyberpunk now and the Witcher later. Keep it fresh knaamean.

raweewat
raweewat

GHOST IN THE SHELL "ARISE" CONFIRMED FOR THIS GLORIOUS YEAR 2013


Not really cyberpunk and kind of off-topic but somewhat related I guess.

emperiox
emperiox

What about the most importat part of the game? - sex cutscenes!!! ;D

xdude85
xdude85

Reminds me of Blade Runner, gonna have to keep an eye on this one.

KittyHeart
KittyHeart

that cyber punk girl is really slutty.  i dont need to buy products that advertise women like this

ERRMAHGERD
ERRMAHGERD

Look at al the CD PROJEKT RED games i won't be playing. :\ fuck hardware 

DangerAvanger
DangerAvanger

Forget about Wicher 3, it will be dark fantasy game with open world - something new !

00J
00J

SOLD when it's  released.

PcGamer4Ever1
PcGamer4Ever1

I can buy their any game my eyes closed . I know their every game is going to be spectacular .

BuBsay
BuBsay

2015 release? Goodness, I hope that Witcher 3 does indeed come out before that.

SythisTaru
SythisTaru

Why lady in underpants? Tired of this.

Scorchstar
Scorchstar

Everyone's saying that the song sucks. I actually like it a bit, not fit for most of the trailer though.

alvarokike
alvarokike

It's like the dark age all over again...


DualSMG14
DualSMG14

I'm getting a huge Ghost in th Shell vibe from this trailer. That alone is gonna make this a must buy. GITS is one of my favorite anime and has one of the best settings in fiction imo.

eva02langley
eva02langley

Thanks genius... like it wasn't really obvious.


But what people don't know is cyberpunk is schedule to be release before the witcher 3.

godfather830
godfather830

Great news. Preordering both games, definitely.

Damnation_6
Damnation_6

I love CD Projekt Red every since The Witcher 1 and they have not dissapointed me since.

snoos
snoos

music killed it for me, it REALLY doesn't fit They need some cyber metal or something futery.

maitkarro
maitkarro

Yeah the wall of text is at 2:14 at 2 frames.

SlimeSwayze
SlimeSwayze

Hopefully that's just a tentative title.  The trailer is interesting, but that title is awful.

Arcturuss
Arcturuss

Ok a trailer hasn't shivered my jimmies like that since...   I'm not even sure when..

CD Projekt are one of the few gaming for gamers companies out there, forever supporting.

Incubus420
Incubus420

Looks cool as hell.  Too bad it won't be on an Xbox or PS system.  If they want the game to look like that they are going to need to stick with high end PC's.  I just don't have the time to build one these days.  Plus my GF would freak if I wanted to build a PC just to play sick games.  Boy do I hate getting old. 

kukutis
kukutis

@100proofsoco 360 peasants got it not too long ago yeah but PC people have had TW2 for a long time now, bout time a new one was announced :P

emperiox
emperiox

@SythisTaru Why not underpants ladies? It's ok if you're into guys or something...

lyncer777
lyncer777

@Scorchstar I like it im a Heavy metal Nu metal fan and i like this one it sounds different, atleast it is not EMO!

OGKNav
OGKNav

@Scorchstar Same generation that thinks dubstep is the all-beat-all. Take their opinions with a grain of shit.

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

@DualSMG14 That's EXACTLY what I thought.  Much like GITS, the trailer is full of up-front sizzle, style, and the expected cyberpunk cliche material... but then it evolves into a clearly more complex and nuanced story behind that.


Kind of like how The Witcher quickly takes all the medieval-style high fantasy cliche material and rapidly evolves into a much more complex, satisfying world.  


Good for them, and good for the players...

eva02langley
eva02langley

Anyway, that was the plan from what I read from them on facebook...

ronan32
ronan32

@snoos  the music actually made the trailer better

eva02langley
eva02langley

@snoos You are wrong... and I am one of the biggest metal fan.


Just bought a pair of ticket for Katatonia and Opeth today.

pip3dream
pip3dream

@SlimeSwayze Indeed, like Mojira7 said, this is actually a remake of an 80s game.  I, being a grownup gamer, who grew up playing these old school pen and paper games and early RPGs really appreciate the sensibilities of this company and I really respond to the ideals and language of cyberpunk.  It reminds me of fuzzier warmer times in my youth.  I love the slight cheeze to the title.  These games never take themselves TOO seriously.

Mojira7
Mojira7

@SlimeSwayze I think the game is based on a tabletop role-playing game franchise from the 80's called 'Cyberpunk'. But I guess I understand,  I might personally think Dungeons & Dragons would be a silly sounding title if I didn't know it was a popular tabletop RPG from the 70's :)

cjf187x
cjf187x

@Arcturuss I'm with you 100%.  Especially since they still went forward and released Witcher 2 on 360 despite the initial distribution issues (Thank You Warner Bros.).

While the graphical fidelity was not the same as on PC, it was still a quality kicka$$ game.

Snake_Eater
Snake_Eater

@Incubus420 That´s a CGI trailer and it also won´t look like this on any PC out there...

i2eaper0f5ouls
i2eaper0f5ouls

@Incubus420  thats not necesserily true. maybe it wont come out there at first, but just look at the witcher 2 and the success of the xbox version of the witcher 2

100proofsoco
100proofsoco

@kukutis

good point, I forgot about that...

FYI you spelled Pheasant wrong. I don't understand your curiosity with this particular game bird but hey whose judging!?

PcGamer4Ever1
PcGamer4Ever1

@Snake_Eater @Incubus420 You obviously haven't played the witcher 2 on PC in high settings . It's huge difference between watching a geameplay and playing the game yourself . The Witcher 2 on PC looks phenomenal and they can with no doubt deliver such graphics . Red Engine is cutting edge technology , Your name tells that you are Playstation gamer .

eva02langley
eva02langley

@Snake_Eater @Incubus420 Arhmmm... The Witcher 2... it will be damn close since CDPR are making... PC GAMES...

And you obviously not check the latest graphic card.