The rumours were true. CD Projekt Red has unveiled Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay during their Twitch stream today. It’s exactly like all of the write-ups we’ve read of the gameplay demos shown at E3 and Gamescom earlier in the year, and it’s almost a whole hour’s worth.
The Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay demo has practically become a legend by now, with much of the press gaining access to behind-closed-doors screenings and only being able to tell the masses about what they saw. That is, until now. Earlier today, CD Projekt Red started a Twitch stream spewing out Base64 code. It then started to “load” a piece of software, and at 6 p.m. CEST, it was revealed that the studio would finally be showing off the work-in-progress Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay demo, in all its 48-minute long glory.
So far we’ve seen the first mission involving the protagonist, V, rescuing a high-value target from body modification scavengers and also acquainted ourselves with V’s apartment (one-night-stand and all). CD Projekt Red takes us through the entirety of the demo we’ve all heard about, and despite it very definitely still being a work in progress, it looks impressive. With this being the first opportunity we’ve had to take a look ourselves, it’s also interesting to see that many of the environments that we’ve seen in the E3 Cyberpunk 2077 trailer are present here – like the MMA fighter sparring with a robot.
One of the most fascinating parts of the gameplay demo is finally getting to see how jacking in works as, during the Maelstrom mission to recover the Militech drone, V jacks into a ganger to access their network. We see a hazy, 3D layout of the building, with different points of access for a Netrunner to make use of. As we’ve seen in the write-ups, V uses this opportunity to sever a Maelstrom gang member’s connection to his gun.
The video upload of this gameplay demo is out now. Check it out in the video below.