Cyberpunk 2077's Weird Twitch Feed Leads To Gameplay Footage Debut
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Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red is hosting a livestream on its Twitch page, hinting that something new may be revealed about its open-world RPG imminently. The stream currently shows lines of code being typed out on a screen, and there doesn't seem to be any obvious indications of when something else will be shown or what it'll be. Of course, we'll stay glued to our screens and keep you updated on developments as they happen. You can watch for yourself in the video above. [Update: Just as many were hoping, the Twitch feed was serving as a countdown for a reveal of the acclaimed gameplay demo shown at E3 and Gamescom. The stream is ongoing, so we don't yet know if it will be the full demo or if there will be anything new.]
Cyberpunk 2077 was shown to press at Gamescom behind closed doors and GameSpot was in attendance. During Gamescom, CD Projekt Red also released new Cyberpunk 2077 screenshots, showing characters and environments from the game. These images were taken from the Gamescom 2018 and E3 2018 demos. Furthermore, concept art for Cyberpunk 2077 was also released and, hidden within them, was a link to another image that displays the phrase "more than meets the eye." It could be that the image tease and the stream are linked somehow.
During GamesCom we also got to chat to producer Richard Borzymowski, who talked about how CD Projekt Red switched gears from the fantasy universe of The Witcher to the sci-fi world of Cyberpunk 2077. He also discussed making the jump from the third-person perspective used in The Witcher series to a first-person for Cyberpunk 2077. You can watch the interview above.
In another interview, Borzymowski said Cyberpunk 2077 is playable from start to finish, but noted that is doesn't have all its assets, and bugs that have been discovered during playtesting haven't been addressed yet. Despite this, the studio is confident in the experience. "[Playing through the game] gives you the answers to all of your doubts," he said. "It just feels great."
Cyberpunk 2077 is set for launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. However, it doesn't have a release date yet. At the close of Gamescom, we discussed some of the best games that we saw during the show and Cyberpunk 2077 was included, you can see us discuss the game, along with a few others, in our Best of Gamescom 2018 feature.