If you’ve been playing the Witcher series, especially Witcher 2, then you should know that CD Projekt RED’s next game, Cyberpunk 2077, is going to be a huge deal in sci-fi/RPG gaming. It’s based on the pen-and-paper RPG Cyberpunk 2020, and the new CG-animated teaser trailer that was just released today gives us a glimpse of the setting and story.
The teaser shows a Psycho Squad trying to take down a sexy “psycho”, a person who abuses their implants and substances in order to change their body. In this psycho’s case, her body implants started to rebel against her real body parts, ending up in her killing a bunch of people. Organic humans are called “meatbags”, according to the psychos.
As for the Psycho Squad, AKA MAX-TAX (Maximum Force Tactical Division), they’re called upon whenever the regular police can’t handle a psycho.
“The fact that they’re proud of that name tells you a bit about their mindset. They wear a badge with their official emblem on their right sleeve, but their left is reserved for their unofficial Psycho Squad emblem. It’s primitively made and the image itself is on the crude side of things. It’s not unlike a badge special force operators might make and wear to distinguish themselves from the ranks of grunts in any theatre of war,” says Adam Badowski, head of CD Projekt RED studio.
The game will take place in the year 2077 in the metropolis of Night City and will be heavily influenced by the cyberpunk genre. If you’ve played Deus Ex, then you should be familiar with the theme in this game; technology can be seen as a blessing and curse. You’ll have the option of exploring an open-world environment filled with gangs and cyborgs.
According to CD Projekt RED Studio, game will be out when it’s ready. And if you’re wondering what the song is in the teaser, it’s “Bullets” by Archive.