The official reveal trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 was released at Microsoft’s E3 press conference yesterday. As well as showing off the aesthetic of this brave new world, careful observers could also learn some hidden details about the game’s development.
Welcome to the future
Based off of the tabletop RPG of a similar name, Cyberpunk 2077 appears to take place in a futuristic city. The trailer showed off various futuristic characters living their lives as the narrator describes the city as the worst in America. It’s all neat stuff you’d expect to find in an announcement trailer. However, there are some hidden details in the E3 rendition of the trailer many people might not have noticed.
As Polygon noted, the E3 trailer started with an effect to make it look like the show was being hacked. It’s a classic effect, but the effect hid some special details about the game’s development, as well as Steam codes for The Witcher 3: Game of the Year Edition. Careful enhancing of the image revealed some interesting factoids from the developers:
- CD Projekt Red is not hinting at a release date so far. “Quality is the only thing that drives us. It’s the beauty of being an independent studio and your own publisher.”
- DLC will be free and there will be no DRM. “Expect nothing less than you got with The Witcher 3. As for DRM, CP2077, will be 100 percent DRM-free on PC.” No word on if this includes Steam DRM, but it’s likely referring to Good Old Games.
- No microtransactions. The text even jokes about this shocking announcement by saying “In a single player role-playing game? Are you nuts?”
The full text can be read at Polygon’s article here, and the video below provides some more details about the trailer