Cyberpunk 2077 Has A Witcher 3 Easter Egg Hidden Early
CD Projekt Red couldn't resist sneaking in a cameo from their beloved game in their upcoming far-future RPG.
Cyberpunk 2077, the upcoming first-person RPG from CD Projekt Red is currently in the spotlight after their recent Night City Wire broadcast revealing some new information about the game, as well as a bunch of previews cropping up after the studio allowed select media to play a hands-on demo of the game.
At GameSpot, three of us were fortunate enough to experience what it's like to play the opening hours of Cyberpunk 2077--we've got a video feature that details our three different experiences. This allowed us to see each of the three different prologue sequences of the game that introduce the protagonist V, and portray V's growing relationship with her partner Jackie in different ways. The three different scenes corresponding to the three "Life Paths" that game allows you to choose: Street Kid, Nomad, and Corporate. We've got an article describing what happens in each prologue if you'd like to know more.
I was the one who chose to play the Corporate path, where V begins the game as a counter-intelligence operative for the Japanese firm Arasaka. V is given a treasonous order by her conniving, garbage boss (who weirdly uses the c-word twice in the space of 30 seconds so you know he's bad), and you're introduced the cutthroat world of corporate espionage that helps to define a lot of cyberpunk fiction. It's all very exciting, so naturally, the first thing I set off to do was to poke around the corners of the Arasaka office to look at trashcans, vending machines, and the workspaces of employees.
One of the optional things I could do was visit V's shared office. From here, you can chat with her colleague regarding a situation with one of their field agents, sit down at V's desk, and use her computer to read her messages. Another thing you can do is rummage through her desk drawer, where you'll find a cognitive booster inhaler and the Witcher 3 Easter Egg you came here to read about.
In V's desk drawer she has a magazine devoted to retro gaming, and the cover feature is all about their game of the month, which, you guessed it, is The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Ciri, Geralt of Rivia's defacto daughter and the secondary protagonist of Wild Hunt graces the cover with a familiar piece of key art.
It's a nice nod to the wildly popular game (which only grew more popular with the release of Netflix's The Witcher) and serves as a good reminder that yes--CD Projekt Red did, in fact, make a video game before Cyberpunk 2077. Hopefully, once the game releases at the end of this year, gamers will be able to find more Easter Eggs that remind them of another thing they played.
GameSpot has plenty more hands-on coverage of Cyberpunk 2077, so if you want to know more about this highly anticipated RPG, here's where to go:
- Cyberpunk 2077's Smaller Stories Have The Potential To Hit Harder Than The Main One
- Cyberpunk 2077 Hands-On Impressions: All Three Classes Explored
- Cyberpunk 2077's Deep Customization Lets You Interact With Its World In Many Ways
- Cyberpunk 2077 Gives You 3 Vastly Different Prologues Depending On V's Backstory