Inject 48 Minutes of 'Cyberpunk 2077' Gameplay
by Dylan Blight
After a behind-closed-doors demo, and the continued talk of how good Cyberpunk 2077 looked from the press who got to see the game, CD Projekt Red decided to release the 48-minute gameplay demo to the public.
The gameplay comes from a hype-building Twitch live stream that had code building up on screen until the demo eventually started. It's a hefty gameplay demo to sit through -- not boring by any means -- but for those looking for a quick highlight real, this isn't that.
CD Projekt Red also REALLY want to make sure the public knows this is a work in progress and a lot will change before the game's release. For most people, this is a given and understandable, but it sounds like they're afraid of any backlash they'll get upon release. For example, Spider-Man from Insomniac Games this past week has been getting lots of heat from a certain vocal minority online because of small graphical changes from when the game was shown a year ago.
Adam Badowski, Game Director and CD Projekt Red Head of Studio explained why they intially were hesitant about showing the gameplay to the public below:
“What we’re releasing today was recorded from a game deep in development. Since many of the assets and mechanics in the current version of Cyberpunk 2077 are most likely to be modified, we initially decided to show this gameplay only to media. Elements like gunplay (both in terms of visuals and how RPG stats influence it), netrunning, car physics, or the game’s UI — everything’s pretty much still in the playtest phase and we felt uneasy about publicly committing to any particular design. Animation glitches, work-in-progress character facial expressions, early versions of locations — all this made us hesitant to release what you’re about to see.”
We currently don't have a release date for Cyberpunk 2077.
Check out the full 48-minute gameplay video below.