Cyberpunk 2077 has released

Cyberpunk 2077 is now available to play.

December 10th 2020, 7:07 pm | Nathan Powell

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 has finally released after many months of delays.

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The next big shooter game from CD Projekt Red is here, Big thanks to all the developers for this game, I cannot wait to get to start playing this game on PS5.

In Cyberpunk 2077, you can drive around in and outside of Night City, explore buildings, and hack, shoot, or negotiate your way through the main story involving Keanu Reeves (as dead rockstar Johnny Silverhand), memory thieving, and human augmentation. You'll be playing as a specific character named V, but you can customize how they look and choose from one of two voice actors, Cherami Leigh or John Flanagan. You'll have stats, too, and dialogue options that affect outcomes. Reeves is playing Johnny Silverhand, a well-known character from the original 1988 Cyberpunk tabletop game. He'll be hanging out in V's head as a "digital ghost," so you should see lots of him throughout the game.

For a next-gen game the system requirements are very generous, the specs for the game are:

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7 or 10, 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K or AMD FX-8310
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 3GB or AMD Radeon RX 470
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 70 GB HDD, SSD recommended

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 10, 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4790 or AMD Ryzen 3 3200G
  • Memory: 12GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB or AMD Radeon R9 Fury
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 70 GB SSD

What does Night City look like?

Cyberpunk 2077 takes place in the year 2077—which you probably didn’t need us to tell you—and it's set within Night City, a fictional city between San Francisco and LA that already exists in the Cyberpunk pen and paper RPG created by Mike Pondsmith. Punks and corporate stooges of all varieties wander these foggy, once Mob-ruled streets, and by 2023, corporations are openly warring for them. Cyberpunk 2077 will show us what happened to the city in the aftermath of that war. The city features six districts with no loading screens between them. To help you get around, there are vehicles you can drive in either first or third person. It was hard to get a sense of how realized this part of the game is—we're not sure if there will be all the depth of simulation you see in something like Grand Theft Auto V's driving and traffic. But it did look impressive and smooth.

CD Projekt Red has also confirmed that there will be a multiplayer for the game but it won't be released till all the free DLCs are available publicly.

Cyberpunk is available now on Xbox One, Series X/S, PS4/PS5, PC and Stadia.


Copyright images: CD Projekt Red/Cyberpunk 2077