Cyberpunk 2077 Night City Wire reveals new gameplay

Posted June 29, 2020

Despite its recent delay, Cyberpunk 2077 is still one of the most anticipated games of 2020, and the recent Night City Wire gave us some juicy new details and gameplay footage of what we can expect when the game launches later this year.

The new footage showcasing the world, characters, story, and action of Cyberpunk 2077, giving players a fresh look into the dark future setting that is Night City, and the beginnings of the mercenary career of V — the ambitious, cyber-enhanced outlaw players will be stepping into the shoes of later this year.

While we didn’t have the opportunity to go hands-on with Cyberpunk 2077 ourselves yet due to the limited number of spots available for Australian media, we’ve heard mostly positive things from publications who had the chance to go hands-on with the game. That being said, it does seem like a few more months of polish will do the game some good when it comes to the shooting and driving gameplay in particular.

 

In the full Night City Wire, a new gameplay mechanic was also shown off, known as “Braindance”. This seems to be the investigation portion of the game, where you can rewind and replay certain events, tapping into security footage in order to solve the mysteries of the city. We’re curious to see how much of this we’ll be doing when the game launches, but when you combine it with the heavy RPG mechanics you’d expect from the development team, it’s another element to be excited about.

Gameplay wasn’t the only thing shown at Night City Wire; a collaboration was also revealed between Netflix, Studio Trigger and CD Projekt RED for a new anime that’s in the works. This is sure to add even more lore and context to the world of Cyberpunk 2077, so it will be exciting to see its connection to the game itself.

Of course, all of this is not without some trepidation. We know the game contains implied sexual assault and we’re still not really sure exactly how it’s going to handle issues when it comes to trans folk at the end of the day. These are all questions and concerns that won’t really be answered until it launches later this year.

We’re hoping to get our paws on Cyberpunk 2077 ourselves in the coming weeks so we can give you our full impressions; in the meantime, we will all be anticipating its release on November 19 for PS4, Xbox One and PC, along with PS5 and Xbox Series X down the track.



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