CD Projekt RED unveils Cyberpunk Trailer, Hints at Witcher 3

CD Projekt RED has been rather quiet ever since announcing that their next big title would be Cyberpunk 2077, an open world epic based on the classic pen and paper role playing game.  But they’ve broken their silence with a stunning teaser trailer.  Read on for the details, and to see it for yourself.

Before we dive into the trailer, let me get those of you who are unfamiliar with the Cyberpunk universe caught up to speed.  The game takes place in the future megalopolis of Night City, where the practice of modifying one’s own body with robotic implants has become commonplace.    The problem with implants though, is that as you add more and more of them, they slowly begin to chip away at your sanity.  Augment your body with enough cybernetics, and you’ll go completely insane.  When this happens, a special police task force known as MAX-TAC agents are called in.  Informally known as the Psycho Squad, they’re the only ones who are capable of stopping someone in the midst of a cybernetic psychotic break.  With all that in mind, it’s time to watch the trailer.


Full disclosure, I was never a big fan of the Cyberpunk pen and paper.  But apparently the trailer is loaded with references to the original game.  And while the trailer was made using rendered CGI, the developers insist that their goal is to make the finished game look just as good.  A lofty goal, for sure.  But considering the graphical leap taken between the studio’s first two Witcher games, it’s certainly not an impossible goal.

Speaking of The Witcher, did you happen to see that block of text at the very end of the trailer?  It was only on screen for a single frame, but it contained a wealth of information, some good, some not so good.  First, the not so good.  While describing Cyberpunk 2077 as a “story heavy, non linear, open world RPG,” the CD Projekt RED team doesn’t envision the game coming out until 2015.  They go on to state that part of the reason they released this trailer so early was to attract more developers to work on the game.  They say they want to make the most “kick ass futuristic RPG ever” and need talented people to help them make. So get those resumes in the mail, folks.

And now for the good news.  The hidden message ends with this tease, which should put a smile on the faces of Geralt fans everywhere.

We are about to 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 all be clear.

So….. Witcher 3?  Yeah, Witcher 3.  I’m calling it.  If you want to get a good look at the hidden text for yourself, click here to see a nice screen capture of it, courtesy of  Oh, and if you’re digging the music featured in the trailer, it’s Bullets by a band called Archive.  You’re welcome.

About the Author: (@Joe_of_the_Dead) Lead Editor, Writer

Joe was born in a time of war. A console war. Two electronic titans were locked in a heated battle for the living rooms of America. Which titans, you ask? Well, the Fairchild Channel F and the Atari 2600 of course. You see, Joe is old. So many of his favorite games tend to be on the older side as well. But that hasn’t stopped him from developing unhealthy obsessions with such modern franchises as Halo and Mass Effect. Just don’t tell him how long it’s been since the original Metroid was released. His aging heart can’t take the shock.

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