Posted on Friday, January 11 @ 15:45:00 Eastern by Alex_Osborn
CD Projekt, the team behind The Witcher franchise, has just released a teaser trailer for their next major title, Cyberpunk 2077.
The trailer doesn't feature any gameplay footage, but there are plenty of little secrets tucked into the video (special thanks to Longo_2_guns for the tip), and the pre-rendered footage that is shown is totally gorgeous. Believe it or not, the studio says that the trailer is a target render, which means that they want the game to actually look this good when it's done.
The team's managing director, Adam Badowski, shared a few details on the futuristic premise of Cyberpunk 2077 and its emphasis on body modification.
In 2077 as we imagine it, technology will be so advanced that implants will fit in the tip of a needle, making modification easy. The decision to change will therefore be largely aesthetic and ostensibly harmless. Realskin synthetic skin looks real but is better than real. It’s soft, it has pores that subtly release sweat, but it is so much more. It’s amazing, those who adopt it look like pumped, modified dolls, because they are perfect, or some version of it. When people choose modification, they’re making a statement, they’re expressing a preference.
So the girl that you see in the trailer isn't a machine, but a living, breathing human with modifications. However, the more one changes their body with artificial augmentations, the more likely they are to snap and perhaps murder a bunch of people. I guess beauty comes with a price.
There's a wall of text hidden within the trailer, which not only provides a few additional details about Cyberpunk (including the fact that it's likely quite a ways away from release) but also information regarding another (still unannounced) project that the studio plans to unveil next month. As one might expect, both games will feature an open world and an incredible story.
Be sure to let us know what you think of the jaw-dropping teaser trailer in the comments below.
213EDD provides this image which captures the secret message in Cyberpunk 2077's trailer. Click to engorge it for yourself. You can read the full text below:
Do you like our latest creation? We certainly hope so! You may remember that we sometimes send you guys secret messages like this. It’s a great way for us to speak right to you instead of burying ourselves in corporate mumbo-jumbo. So let’s begin!
First of all — have you noticed all the details in our teaser (yes, it’s a teaser, we’ll make a proper trailer in the future)? If you know the Cyberpunk setting, there are some things you can spot, like implants — look for the weapon hands and the real skin — corporate emblems that should look familiar, and more. Happy hunting!
You’re probably curious about the release date. It’s currently scheduled a way off in 2015 but the truth, the delivery date is more like, “When it’s done”. We will release Cyberpunk to you when we’re convinced it is nothing but pure, refined, unadulterated awesome. We want it to be the most kick ass futuristic RPG ever — ok, maybe this sounds pretty bully, but it is our actual goal! You judge if we deliver it!
Oh — and you may wonder why we announced our game so early before the release. The reason is that we’re still building our dev team, so if you are a talented due or dudette, willing to work in a really different company (gamer’s rule & boring corporate stuff drools on a super ambitious project, send us your application right now firstname.lastname@example.org
So, you want to know what kind of game Cyberpunk 2077 will be? The short description is that it will be a story-heavy, nonlinear, open world RPG based on the well known Cyberpunk pen&paper system and setting. Building open world games is something we are mastering right now and we believe that properly joining non-linear gameplay with an excellent story telling will bring a totally new quality. Hmm… we’ll tell some more about it soon!
And that’s not all that’s new! We are about the reveal our other project, which is much closer to being completed. And yes, it will also be a fully open-world game with an intense story. You can probably guess the game we’re talking about: on the 5th of February, it will be all clear.
So stay tuned, as we will have a quite a lot to show and tell you soon!
We are waiting for you on our newly created forum called Afterlife — what other name could we have chosen for it?
CD Projekt Red Team