Yesterday, CD Projekt Red didn’t only treat us to an extended gameplay demo for Cyberpunk 2077, the developer also slipped in a hidden message similar to the one that appeared in the E3 trailer. The Polish studio has somewhat of a reputation for stealthy moves of this kind, as such the move doesn’t come as a surprise.
Buried in the last frame of the cryptic gameplay stream, the message predominantly thanked fans for their patience and ongoing support, but also eagerly asked for feedback and reactions to what was on display during the 48 minute video. The words suggest CD Projekt Red are genuinely interested in how the wider gaming community feels about Cyberpunk 2077.
The message also shed light on why CD Projekt Red ultimately decided to release gameplay. It explained that after a period of mulling over the merits of a release, the overwhelmingly positive response from industry insiders, who had seen the demos at E3 and Gamescom, gave the developer enough confidence to take the dive and reveal all.
In a similar fashion to multiple statements and the watermark in the video, the message reiterates gameplay is subject change, going so far as to say the game will more than likely look very different on launch day. The developer asks that fans don’t get too attached to how the game looks in its current form and warns against expecting it to resemble yesterday’s demo.
If you missed it, you can check out the full demo below. Be warned, it’s a visceral first glimpse into life in Night City; gritty, irreverent, and oh so enticing.