Cyberpunk 2077 Night City Wire: New Gameplay And Details

CDPR's upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 broadcast will be approximately 25 minutes long.

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Developer CD Projekt Red has premiered a new livestreamed presentation called Night City Wire that showcased new gameplay and details. During the approximately 25-minute long broadcast, the studio showed off a brand-new look at Cyberpunk 2077. Here are all the biggest details.

Cyberpunk 2077's World

Cyberpunk 2077 will be split into seven districts. Six of these districts are sections of the game's Night City, while the seventh is the surrounding area known as the Badlands. This area is much more desolate and lacks the high-tech environments of the city itself, and you could find dangerous threats. These include Nomads, who are dangerous cowboy-like enemies. There is also an almost completely mechanical cyborg called Adam Smasher, and he was originally from the Cyberpunk 2020 tabletop game. The world itself will be extremely interactive and we were very impressed with how customization options affected this.

Blending Cultures And Languages

Cyberpunk 2077, like the tabletop game that came before it, is set in a world that had been ravaged by war, climate change, and other catastrophes. As such, living space is limited, and Night City has become a melting pot of different cultures. You'll experience this while playing through a mix of languages, with signs sometimes features a mix of English and Japanese, for example. CD Projekt Red's level designer Max Pears told GameSpot in a video interview that the studio aimed to implement the various cultures in a complete way rather than just "checkbox" them, which should lend itself to a more believable world.

Braindance

The presentation included a look at the gameplay mechanic Braindance, which allows you to essentially look inside someone's head through a special device. We saw a thug involved in a robbery through his own eyes, giving insight into his whereabouts. In the "Editing" mode, we're able to pause, change camera angles, and gain even more information on what happened at the robbery. A gun is scanned, as well, and sound can be isolated to make it easier to hear from specific sources. In the world of the game, Braindance was originally a technology meant for therapy and prisoner rehabilitation in the early 2000s. It will help to further explore the psyches of Night City's characters past what typical interactions could do.

Cyberpunk 2077: Edgerunners Anime

One of the biggest surprises of the presentation was the announcement of Cyberpunk 2077: Edgerunners. Coming to Netflix in 2022, it is being produced by Studio Trigger and features new characters within the same Night City location.

You can watch the Cyberpunk 2077 livestream below. It only contains footage from the impressive prologue.

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CDPR recently pushed Cyberpunk 2077's release back by two months, scheduling the action-RPG for a November 19 launch on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The studio said it needed more time to balance mechanics and fix bugs. Though Cyberpunk 2077 won't arrive on the originally planned September 17 date, the developer did announce that a tie-in comic would drop before the game comes out. You can check out our thoughts on the game's three classes as well as a more in-depth look at Braindance gameplay, as well.

We're a little less than five months away from the launch of Cyberpunk 2077 this November, so be sure to check out our Cyberpunk 2077 pre-order guide to learn about the bonuses you can get for buying early.

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