In this week’s Cyberpunk 2077 News, Mateusz
Tomaszkiewicz, Quest Director for Cyberpunk 2077, received an official Samurai Jacket
for his 10th anniversary working at CD Projekt Red. This jacket may only be available to
CD Projekt Red employees, but it does indicate Samurai Jackets officially do exist. Personally,
I think it would be cool to have the samurai jacket, whether as part of a Cyberpunk 2077
collector’s edition, similar to the Devil May Cry 5 Ultra Limited Edition, or to buy
one from the upcoming official CD Projekt Red store. Let me know in the comment section
if you are also interested in getting a Samurai Jacket.
Quite a few subscribers have asked whether or not CD Projekt Red may release some new
information on January 10th 2019. These rumours originally stem from the date correlation
between a Beep tweet made by the official Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter account on January
10th 2018 which marked the five-year anniversary of the release of the initial Cyberpunk 2077
teaser trailer. While this is certainly wishful thinking, one needs to consider all the evidence.
Yes, the beep signalled the return of Cyberpunk 2077 to twitter, but it did not provide any
new information on the Cyberpunk 2077 game. Secondly, when putting together this narrative
many commentators seem to omit that the first tweet the Cyberpunk 2077 twitter account made,
was actually on October 18th, 2012, which indicated when the official Cyberpunk 2077
website went live. Despite being a notable event, there was no anniversary information
on October 18th this year In addition, CD Projekt Red uploaded an interview
with Mike Pondsmith on January 17th 2013. Does that imply we should expect something
on January 17th 2019. The list could go on and on.
Personally, I am not expecting anything from CD Projekt Red on January 10th, but if new
content does become available, naturally I will cover it for you.
CD Projekt Red confirmed for now the only way of traversing through Night City, aside
from travelling on foot, is through an array of cars and motorcycles. This does not exclude
other options such as the aerodyne. For example, the AV-4 Aerodyne is popular with the trauma
team, and it is possible the Trauma Team vehicle from the recent Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay demo
was an AV-4, which the player could use. My subscriber Q&A this week was inundated
with over 60 questions on a street rat orgy taking place in the Combat Zone, that involved
fake news, a clickbaiting youtuber, and fraudulent websites.
It seems that when some street rats are not regurgitating old news, others were engaged
in nefarious activities such as setting up a fake Cyberpunk Red website to deliberately
deceive fans. Cyberpunk Red is the next instalment of Cyberpunk 2020 by Mike Pondsmith and R.
Talsorian Games, and it will provide additional content for the thematic path from Cyberpunk
2020 to Cyberpunk 2077. The fake website initially had a countdown timer which ends on January
10th most likely to play on the recent rumours of new information coming in January. Shortly
afterwards it changed its message to content removed at the request of a multi-dimensional
extra-terrestrial being. After talking with my choombas at R. Talsorian
games, they confirmed the website was indeed fraudulent. R. Talsorian games later released
an official statement on their blog addressing the issue. The street rat responsible for
the Cyberpunk Red website, apparently created it in an attempt to sell the domain name to
Mike Pondsmith and R. Talsorian games for some quick eddies. Suffice to say choomba,
you don’t want to screw with Maximum Mike. Please support R. Talsorian Games, by following
their official media accounts if you are interested in Cyberpunk Red.
Likewise, if you see something questionable, you are welcome to contact me, and I can always
check with my sources at R. Talsorian Games and CD Projekt Red.
Now the notorious plagiarising street rat with a necrophilia fetish, currently plying
their trade on the streets of Night City, was highly active this week regurgitating
old news on a myriad of topics including apartments, weapons, optimization, cyberninjas, romance
& killing NPCs. Suffice to say choomba, all this information is simply being taken from
old interviews from June, August and early September.
I will quickly break down their latest clickbait news video for you, to give you an insight
into this street rats modus operandi. They have plagiarised an article from WCCFTech,
which was published on August 29th. This article involved an interview with former Cyberpunk
2077 Associate Design Director Kyle Rowley and Cyberpunk 2077 Senior Quest Designer Philip
Weber. Kyle stated that you can have strong solos, that can be made into tanks with big
weapons, or you can be like Major Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell, which he described
as a Cyberpunk 2077 equivalent of a cyberninja. The topic of “Cyberpunk 2077 Alternate Timeline
Confirmed by Mike Pondsmith” was taken from a SegmentNext article, which was published
on September 7th. This article was based upon the seminar Mike Pondsmith and R. Talsorian
Games did at PAX West 2018. That seminar was uploaded to YouTube on 6th September.
Concerning romances, this information came directly from an article titled Cyberpunk
2077 and diverse relationships, in both sexuality and complexity which was published on 15th
June by VG24/7. In the interview, Cyberpunk 2077 Senior quest designer, Patrick Mills
stated that Cyberpunk 2077 will be similar to the Witcher 3 with regards to romances,
but with more diversity. With Geralt, there was a character whose sexuality was very well
defined by Andrzej Sapkowski’s novels and previous Witcher games. But in Cyberpunk 2077
it will be up to the player to decide. There will be gay, bisexual and straight NPCs for
V to interact with. Another article titled “Cyberpunk 2077’s Gangs
Won’t just be comic book villains” was published on August 4th, by comicbook.com. This news
article is nothing more than a duplicate report of an interview by the Official PlayStation
Magazine with Stanislaw Swiecicki, a writer at CD Projekt Red. Stanislaw commented that
CD Projekt Red do not want Night City gangs such as the Maelstrom seen in the Cyberpunk
2077 gameplay demo, to be “comic book-esque villains” they are not abominations that decided
for almost no reason to put cyberware in themselves. Cyberpunk 2077 is a dark, dangerous world
and some people are not able to make it to the megacorps or simply do not want to join
a corporation. It’s a human need to seek identity and some people just gravitate towards the
gangs. It touches upon a universal feeling we all have, the need to belong to a group.
As you can see choomba, there was no new information and this is nothing more than deliberate clickbait
once you recognise where all the sources originate from. This is another fine example why one
must always remain vigilant when dealing with street rats in Night City.
Concerning Cyberpunk 2077 lore, the Cyberpunk 2077 community manager, Amelia Kolat, reiterated
what I have said previously, that while it is nice to have an understanding of Cyberpunk
2020 in preparation for Cyberpunk 2077, she said delving into Cyberpunk Red may be more
beneficial. However, Amelia stated that at CD Projekt Red, story is king, and one will
not have to know the lore from Cyberpunk 2020, as CD Projekt Red will walk you through it.
Either way, I am rather intrigued to see how Mike Pondsmith will resolve the aftermath
of post-apocalyptic events depicted in the Firestorm series of sourcebooks through Cyberpunk
Red, so will cover it when it becomes available. I am Kazuliski and I hope you found this Cyberpunk
2077 news update to be informative. If you are interested in additional Cyberpunk 2077
content, be sure to subscribe to the channel. Likewise, if you have a topic or question
you would like me to cover, feel free to leave suggestions in the comment section or contact
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