The next-generation may be on the horizon but the current crop of hardware still has a lot of life left in it and some exciting upcoming games to look forward to. Chief among them is Cyberpunk 2077, an ambitious open-world RPG developed by CD Projekt Red, the studio behind The Witcher 3. The game’s existence has been known for some time now, but details about its intricacies are rare, and gameplay videos are even rarer.
However, on August 30, CD Projekt Red showed off the game publicly. The demo it debuted to viewers was very similar to the one shown at Gamescom and E3, behind-closed-doors, but it was still valuable to those that weren’t able to attend the show and get time with it. More valuable, however, was the extended conversation the game’s developers had following the gameplay demo.
During this, CD Projekt Red’s developers discussed everything from the design of Night City, where the game takes place, to how it is approach sidequest design, tweaks its making to customization, and what life paths will be available to players at the start of the game. If that wasn’t enough, they went even deeper to explore the variety of guns in the game, how weapon customization works, what the Netrunner class can do, and more.
The entire deep-dive can be watched in the video above, but we’ve also collected all the major news stories and placed them in a handy list below. If you just want the information in quick-hits, take a look below and you’ll get a quick overview of what’s important and, if you want to learn more, you can read the associated article. By the time you’re done, you’ll be all caught up.