As always, CD Projekt RED has included a hidden message in its latest trailer for Cyberpunk 2077.
The new trailer just confirmed that this game didn't have an exact vision at the beginning of its development. I like what I'm seeing of the new trailer, but it's more of a futuristic setting rather than cyberpunk.
It was cyberpunk all day. Cyberpunk is set in the future. In the trailer you could see the guy having a robot arm installed, that's cyberpunk also. I thought this trailer was amazing I can't wait for gameplay and more info. Imo best thing at ms conference, but I'm getting for ps4
So what is Cyberpunk to you? Because by most standards it is the following "Cyberpunk is a subgenre of science fiction in a futuristic setting that tends to focus on a "combination of lowlife and high tech"" That was straight from wikipedia, but if you want to claim some other meaning for the word, please elaborate.
A cyberpunk setting is, most of the time, associated with retro-futuristic settings and noir. But that's beside my point. My point was that it is evident that the employees' complaints were true, the vision of what the experience would be wasn't clear from the start (comparing the first trailer to this one, the artistic difference is clear).
@BlueBlue retro-futuristic and noir is what you would consider cyberpunk. Does that mean you consider fallout Cyperpunk? Because it is retro-futuristic and has elements of Noir in it's storytelling. I don't know. I feel like you are trying to pigdeon hole a genre because of your personal bias. The pioneers of the genre did not write retro-futuristic. It just feels retro now because sci-fi looks different than it used to? As most science fiction - Cyberpunk is more concerned with the human experience and the societal consequences of technology than being pigdeon holed into a genre. The fact that it can often be seen to manifest itself as noir doesn't really say much. The reason no one cares to comment on your other point is that it doesn't mean anything. No game has a clear vision at the start of pre-production. I mean it doesn't make any sense. Most games change a lot in concept, tone and mechanics all the way up to beta.
@Rabbitfly Well said
It's def. cyberpunk. It's just a different setting than what we're use to. It's less Bladerunner and more Dredd. It's colorful, bright, aesthetically it reminds me of sunset overdrive. The darker scenes looked really cool though. Hopefully there's grit and darker settings. I want rain, grime, and slums.
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