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The Bloody Corporate Wars That Set The Stage For Cyberpunk 2077 - Cyberpunk Lore

Corporate wars are nothing new in the Cyberpunk universe. However, the 4th Corporate War changed the world forever.

We're back with more backstory for Cyberpunk 2077 in our fourth entry of our video series exploring the lore of CD Projekt Red's upcoming first-person RPG. This time around, we're delving into the history of the wars between the corporations that defined Night City--and there was none more influential than the 4th Corporate War.

In the video above, Jake Dekker briefly details the major rivalries that popped up in the first three corporate wars before launching into an in-depth look at the 4th Corporate War, which occurred roughly 50 years prior to the events of Cyberpunk 2077. Despite taking place half a century before CD Projekt Red's upcoming game, the 4th Corporate War played a significant role in shaping Night City and the world at large.

For the full scoop on the story, you'll have to watch the whole video. Come for the interesting lore, stay to hear Jake try to pronounce all of the company names in Cyberpunk's world, including Internationale Handelsmarine Aketiengesellschaft. It's pretty funny.

Cyberpunk 2077 is scheduled to release for Xbox One, PS4, and PC on November 19. A version for Google Stadia is set to release later this year as well, and both Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 next-gen ports are in the works too, though they don't have an exact release window.