January 10, 2013 by Paul Curtin
There aren’t enough good games that take place in a futuristic cyberpunk setting, so when CD Projekt Red announced Cyberpunk 2077 last May, it was exciting to hear a talented developer was diving into the genre. But we haven’t seen much in terms of details, thankfully, as 2013 begins to heat up with big name games getting ready to begin being released, CD has released a ton of new information on the game today along with a visually stunning CGI teaser.
While there’s no actual gameplay shown, the trailer is simply amazing, and a good sign of things to come from the developer behind The Witcher series. Check out an official synopsis for a better understand of exactly what’s going on in the first official trailer below:
The trailer shows a woman going on a rampage due to the amount of cybermodifications in her body. The Night City police try to intervene with the help of a member of an elite police called Psycho Squad.
The teaser shows how the Psycho Squad might acquire a new member. The Psycho Squad specializes in combating “psychos” – individuals who overuse implants and substances that boost or otherwise alter the human body. There comes a point when they overdose on these innovations, and their bodies start to rebel against their biological body parts as well as against all things organic around them. Simply put, they start killing people, who they now derisively call “meatbags.”
When a psycho goes on the rampage, strange things can happen. There’s going to be a lot of carnage, so the psycho might be taken down by regular police, but they’re not always able to get the job done. When things spin out of control, they call in MAX-TAC (Maximum Force Tactical Division), popularly called the “Psycho Squad”. And these guys are exceptional, these guys are crack troops. 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.
Cyberpunk 2077‘s trailer ends with the release date teased of “When it’s ready” so it could very well be a next-gen title that doesn’t make it out until 2014.