Cyberpunk 2077's Twitter Account Comes Alive After Four Years Of Silence
If you were hoping 2018 would bring Cyberpunk 2077 news, you're in luck, I guess?
Particularly in light of the success that The Witcher III: Wild Hunt has enjoyed, anticipation is high for the next project from developer CD Projekt Red. But news on the new game, Cyberpunk 2077, has been hard to come by in recent years, despite the fact that it was originally announced in 2012 and a teaser trailer was released in early 2013. That makes any morsel of information big news, but the latest development on the Cyberpunk front may not even qualify for "morsel" status.
Cyberpunk's official Twitter account has been dark since December 5, 2013, when it shared a link regarding an award it won for that 2013 trailer. Today that all changed, with the account coming back to life for what surely had to be an important announcement, right? Not quite.
*beep*— Cyberpunk Game (@CyberpunkGame) January 10, 2018
"Beep." That's it. Or, more accurately, "*beep*," with asterisks, as if to indicate this is merely the sound, and not even the word. Why? What is this purpose of this tweet? Is it a joke from a bored community manager? A sociological experiment? A warning that Skynet has come to life?
Presumably, this is merely meant to remind people about the game and to drum up interest before a proper re-reveal later this year. If that's the case, it's worked--in less than an hour, it's accumulated more than 2,000 retweets and 4,000 Likes on Twitter, and this undoubtedly won't be the only post you see online from a gaming publication about the tweet. [Update: The account has also now been verified by Twitter.]
With development Witcher 3 and its DLC comfortably behind it, 2018 does seem like as good of a time as any for CD Projekt Red to formally unveil Cyberpunk 2077. (That was actually one of our recent predictions for 2018 in gaming.) Whether that proves to be the case remains to be seen, but it would be nice to think the company didn't dust off the cobwebs on its Twitter account just for the hell of it.