Showing posts with label CD Projekt Red. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CD Projekt Red. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Cyberpunk 2077 Removes Wall-Running Feature

CD Projekt Red has scrapped wall-running gameplay feature for Cyberpunk 2077 due to design reasons.

Even after a series of delays, upcoming role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 remains one of the most-anticipated releases of developer/publisher CD Projekt Red for this year on Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

CDPR has teased a bunch of gameplay aspects of CP2077 in a recent Night City Wire broadcast stream and there was a wall-running feature previously shown in a demo that seem to have been removed from current build of the game.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Removes Wall-Running Feature

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Following recent gameplay showcase, some players noticed that some core mechanics like driving and shooting feels more off. While newly introduced Braindance mode seemed really impressive, one particular element got cut out.

It was revealed during a recent interview with Cyberpunk 2077 level designer Max Pears that player characters will not have the ability to run on walls as indicated in early videos and it has since been removed due to "design reasons".

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An extended gameplay reveal video from Gamescom 2018 showed mercenary V putting wall-running ability into use. Pears states, although vertical traversal is now removed, players will still have plenty of flexibility in your movement.

Cyberpunk 2077 is currently set to arrive on November 17, 2020 for all current-gen consoles and Windows PC. A free backward compatibility upgrade for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will be released by CD Projekt Red this holiday season.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Cyberpunk 2077 Braindance Mode, Customization and Player Choice

CD Projekt sheds light on Red Braindance gameplay, cybernetic modifications and player choice in Cyberpunk 2077.

Instead of a September release, upcoming role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 has now been delayed to November 19, 2020 by developer/publisher CD Projekt Red as they keep polishing and optimizing their most ambitious project yet.

In first broadcast of Night City Wire episode, CDPR has revealed in-depth details of new gameplay features, shades light on levels of character customization and varied player choices to explore in expansive open-world of CP2077.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Braindance Mode, Customization and Player Choice

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CD Projekt Red debuts a brand-new trailer titled "The Gig", showcasing gameplay and story of CP2077.




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In latest "The Gig" trailer, CDPR shows a vibrant side of Night City from prologue section of the game. V starts off a mercenary career by teaming-up with a thief named Jackie Welles and their adventure will lead to series of consequences.

They come across street-smart netrunner T-Bug and a fixer named Dexter Deshawn, who assigns them to steal a prototype biochip that belongs to Arasaka Corporation and they screw up so hard that Johnny Silverhand had to show up.

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Adam Smasher
For a brief glance, a brand-new enemy character is shown in latest trailer named Adam Smasher. He took body modification and cybernetic implants to next level and has almost become a cyborg with ties to Arasaka Corporation.

Adam is originated from Cyberpunk Red pen-and-paper game by creator Mike Pondsmith and player character will face-off against this 9-feet-tall metal man in a brawl at some point if they choose to pursue corporate storyline from start.

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The Badlands
One of the seven districts of Night City known as Badlands is where you would meet V's partner in crime, Jackie Welles. Together, you will attempt to acquire a rumored chip of immortality from Arasaka Corp. on behalf of Dexter Deshawn.

People will come across many factions and gangs while scouring through these areas to engage in side-quests. CDPR dev team has hinted of encountering many challenges in an open-world and having Mad Max-style sandbox gameplay action.

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Braindance Mode
Braindance gameplay segment begins with tech savvy Mox gang member Judy Alvarez showing V how to navigate through its neural tech how to relive past events and memories of a person using a video-editing software like interface.

V can access recorded memories of non-player characters using BD tech, another concept taken from Cyberpunk tabletop game. You can see through eyes of an NPC or in third-person to give you a better view of surrounding environment.

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Braindance feature is useful to scan area details for clues and may come in handy to solve various puzzles. Recordings will have separate layers for audio and visuals with additional data of adjacent background of a particular scene.

BD tech will turn players into an advanced security camera as described by quest designers Pawel Sasko. Braindance is a brilliant way to include puzzles into CP2077 and CD Projekt Red has spent enough time to add more of them.

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Customization and Player Choice
Before beginning your journey in Night City, customization for mercenary protagonist V begins at character creator with base body type. You can pick up masculine or feminine voice and nitty-gritty features like markings, tattoos etc.

We now live in a world where almost everything is heavily focused on individuality and you can even adjust body features like private parts. Your appearance and cybernetic modifications is your identity in a near-distant future of Cyberpunk.

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CD Projekt Red has added 17 eyes, 8 eyebrows, 35 hairstyles, 17 jaw and mouths, 3 nipple types, 2 penis size and types, 6 skin types, 11 piercings, 5 pubic hair styles and only 1 vagina option to let you customize your sexy body parts.

Moreover, there will be varieties for blemishes, cyberware, eye makeup, scars, tattoos and types of teeth option. There are three presets and a random character generator alongside numbered options of various customisations.

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One of the available life paths from Corpo, Nomad and Street Kid will start setting a backstory that shapes your legacy. As you keep making progress, you will discover an unending appeal for cybernetic modifications that help you level up.

Previous options like Netrunner from Cyberpunk 2077 deep dive is seemingly removed from current build of the game. Each available class will have a set opening and different dialogue options that will surely affect your playthrough.

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More you get access to spreading perk trees, your hacking skills will get better or brute strength will increase. Cyberware allows V's body to be outfitted with enhancement and weaponry for further alteration to impact your playthrough.

There are mods to let you hack into tech to know camera and enemy positions within a room, which helps a lot for stealth play. Or you can install wire-like whips via Monowire that gives you an edge in melee combats during any encounter.

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Night City is divided into many districts that houses different factions like corporation shills, street gangs or even wastelanders trying to survive. Many of them will come across V as friends or enemies depending on your dialogue and choices.

While interacting with a gang, you can try and attack them to steal from them or pay up to avoid trouble. Not every situation gives you enough response time to rethink your decisions and you have to rely on instinct for most part.

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Even when conflict becomes unavoidable, Cyberpunk 2077 gives you more than one way out based on your skill sets. V can eventually turn into a tank with enough reflexes or choose to wield firearms and melee weapons in a fight.

Those who prefer a stealthier approach can focus developing Cool skill tree and become master of hacking. V will be controlling cameras, distract enemies, turn their device on them, making a weapon malfunction or just explode a grenade.

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Cyberpunk: Edgerunners
CD Projekt Red has been working on a brand-new anime show based on Cyberpunk universe titled Cyberpunk: Edgerunners in association with Netflix and Studio Trigger, which they have revealed in a surprise announcement today.

Though no glimpse of upcoming Netflix series is shown yet, Edgerunners will focus on new characters within Cyberpunk world. Studio Trigger has previously worked on Darling and the Franxx, Kill La Kill and Little Witch Academia.

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The Gig is just the tip of an iceberg that Cyberpunk 2077 is building within its in-game world and only teases its opening. More gameplay mechanics are expected to be discussed in future episodes of Night City Wire prior release of CP2077.

Cyberpunk 2077 will see release on Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms. Following next-gen console launch, this holiday season, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will receive backward compatibility upgrade for free.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Free on GOG for Previous Players

GOG is tossing a free copy of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for PC to anyone who already owns a copy on any other platform.

It was only last month when 2015 critically-acclaimed action role-playing game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was released by Polish developer/publisher CD Projekt for all major platforms, which has sold more than 50 million copies till date.

CDPR being always generous to customers is currently offering PC version of Witcher 3 for anyone to claim from GOG storefront who owns a copy of the game on GOG Galaxy 2.0 client software until June 23, 4:00 AM PT/7:00 AM EDT.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Free on GOG for Previous Players

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As long as you have a purchased copy of The Witcher 3 on known outlets like Epic Games Store, Origin or Steam, there will be no problem to claim it on GOG, which also includes digital comic-book, original soundtracks and much more.

You are still eligible for a giveaway copy even you have played it on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, except for Nintendo Switch console. Players on Switch unfortunately got the short end of this stick due to lack of integration of their platform.

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Those who bought The Witcher 3 base game or Game of the Year Edition will be receiving that same edition. If someone already owns a copy on GOG and another on a different platform, they can get a code to share with a friend.

CD Projekt Red always appreciates supporting fans and recent free giveaway of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a nice way to express that. So, add a copy to your online library anyway whether or not you intend to play it on PC anytime soon.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Cyberpunk 2077 Reveals Faction Protecting Sex Workers

CD Projekt Red has revealed an all-new faction of Night City named "The Moxes" for upcoming Cyberpunk 2077.

Ever since being pushed back from its April release date to September earlier this year, official social media accounts for upcoming hotly anticipated role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 has remained a bit quiet up until now.

In a recent post, developer/publisher CD Projekt Red introduces a new faction called Moxes, with a logo reveal. These people actively work to protect sex workers of Night City from any abuses and violence from aggressive clients.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Reveals Faction Protecting Sex Workers

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Mox is more like a militant group that was formed in year 2076, following death of a strip club owner and ex-prostitute named Elizabeth "Lizzie" Borden, who used to treat her employees fairly and defended them from sadistic customers.

The Mox are self-proclaimed protectors of every working girls and guys, carrying out her legacy. Although there are no mentions of how Borden passed away, it is most presumably because of same violence she tried to protect victims from.

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CDPR is doing a lot more than portraying prostitutes as mere caricatures or fillers in their game. Instead, they are trying to depict them as members of society that needs protecting and adding backstories to give them sense of purpose.

CP2077 already features factions like Animals, Netwatch and Voodoo Boys from Cyberpunk 2020 original tabletop, created by Mike Pondsmith. Mox are a completely new addition to already existing ones within Cyberpunk universe.

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CD Projekt Red has promised fans to stay faithful to source material and flesh out Night City with dozens of side quests. Pondsmith and his company R. Talsorian Games are working closely with CDPR throughout game development so far.

Cyberpunk 2077 scheduled to arrive on 17 September, 2020, for Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. CDPR and R. Talsorian Games have also been working on a pen-and-paper tabletop RPG called Cyberpunk Red for some time.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

CD Projekt Red to Develop New Witcher Game Following Cyberpunk 2077 Release

Next game in The Witcher series to begin development after CD Projekt Red will release Cyberpunk 2077.

After announcing a sudden delay to heavily anticipated upcoming role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 lately, developer/publisher CD Projekt Red is already planning to begin development of their next project without wasting any time.

It has been revealed in a recent interview with company president Adam Kiciński that CD Projekt will start working on a new game from critically-acclaimed The Witcher series for next-gen consoles, following release of CP2077.

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CD Projekt Red to Develop New Witcher Game Following Cyberpunk 2077 Release

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Kiciński states that they have a clear vision on next series entry and will enter development by Q4 of this year. This good news came when Sony has announced to support more narrative-driven single-player experiences for PlayStation 5.

However, new Witcher game will not be a direct sequel to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which is not going to be The Witcher 4 for sure. Perhaps it could focus on Vesemir when he was a hunter before he became mentor to Geralt of Rivia.

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Every game they have currently planned will be set in either Cyberpunk or Witcher universe. Two developer teams are currently working on Cyberpunk 2077 while a smaller team is handling their next Witcher game.

Following world premiere of Netflix's The Witcher television series last year, the franchise became extremely popular almost instantly and helped CD Projekt Red to become second most valuable studio in Europe, worth $8 billion.

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Though CDPR takes longer development cycles for each project, they often build massive worlds of interconnected stories like CP2077, which was originally announced back in May 2012 and loyal fans sincerely appreciate their craft.

Their most successful title till date is The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which is the most celebrated RPG of current generation console platforms. CD Projekt Red has launched its Nintendo Switch version last year that can cross-save with PC.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox One Version to Get Free Xbox Series X Upgrade

CD Projekt Red will use Smart Delivery feature of Xbox Series X to offer free upgrade for Cyberpunk 2077 on Xbox One.

After an unexpected delay of release earlier this year, developer/publisher CD Projekt Red is currently prepping up for their hotly anticipated role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 for all major platforms on 17 September, 2020.

In light of major reveal of upcoming Xbox Series X specs by Microsoft most recently, CDPR has announced that players who purchase CP2077 on Xbox One console will get free upgrade for next-gen console version following release.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox One Version to Get Free Xbox Series X Upgrade

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Earlier today, Microsoft has announced highlights and specs for Series X to include a Smart Delivery feature, a technology that let players access any game from four generations of consoles using backwards compatibility.

It will allow people to buy a game only once and then getting to play the right version of that game on Xbox One or Xbox Series X. Microsoft will apply this feature for all of Xbox Game Studios releases and let developers to join as well.

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CD Projekt Red announced to take advantage of Smart Delivery feature for free Xbox upgrade of CP2077.


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CD Projekt Red was first to respond to this and announce to deliver a free version of Cyberpunk 2077 for Series X console to owners of Xbox version copy, adding any or every performance and technical improvements if required.

Since there was no obligation or whatsoever for CDPR to do so and yet they willingly choose to put gamers first. This pro-customer move is a step towards right direction for video game industry and received immense praise on social media.

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While Xbox users cheers over this great news, PlayStation 4 owners are wondering whether they are going to get the same treatment or not but CD Projekt Red probably would reveal their plan after Sony confirms PlayStation 5 specs.

Microsoft is trying to make it easy for players to step into their next console generation and CDPR is on their regular consumer-friendly self as they prepare to launch Cyberpunk 2077 later this year for PC, PS4 and Xbox One platforms.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Witcher 3 Steam Player Count Rise Following Netflix's The Witcher Premiere

Player count on Steam for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt sees sudden increase following Netflix's The Witcher premiere.

Last week, Season 1 of highly anticipated fantasy drama TV Series The Witcher has premiered on online streaming-service Netflix, which received huge fan approval in general and a recent peak of player count for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Following debut of Netflix's The Witcher on December 20, a sudden boost of players for 2015 action role-playing game Witcher 3 is seen on popular PC gaming platform Steam over the weekend, ranking it as 14th most played game.

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Witcher 3 Steam Player Count Rise Following Netflix's The Witcher Premiere

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According to analytics site Steam Charts, there was an abrupt spike of player number amassing to 50k peak on this Monday, positioning ahead of recently released Western-themed action-adventure title Red Dead Redemption 2.

For past six months, average players count for TW3 was over 13,000 on PC and it saw a slight increase in June, reaching 18,000 after first official teaser trailer for The Witcher TV Series was released at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 panel.

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Considering this current peak number is coming from Steam alone and not including other available platforms like Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, this is an impressive feat for a four year old game without multiplayer component.

There was an influx of players on such scale was back in 2016 when TW3 received its second and final expansion pack Blood and Wine. By mid-2019, the game has sold over 20 million copies worldwide across all major platforms.

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Based on fantasy novels of author Andrzej Sapkowski, Netflix's The Witcher TV Series casts British actor Henry Cavill (Justice League, Man of Steel) in lead role and series protagonist Geralt of Rivia, who is a monster hunter.

Cavill himself is a huge fan of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from developer/publisher CD Projekt Red and has read the books. Aside from having played the game several times, he finds acting as Geralt is similar to playing but in a different way.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Xbox Game Pass to Add The Witcher 3, Untitled Goose Game and More

Nearing end of year 2019, Xbox Game Pass brings new games like The Witcher 3, Untitled Goose Game and more.

Keeping up with their reputation for being called Netflix of video games, Microsoft Studios continues to bring more fan-favorite titles for members of Xbox Game Pass monthly subscription service to enjoy on Xbox One consoles.

In next few days, Game Pass will unleash a few more exciting titles that all of their subscribers will be get on board with. You can pre-install Bleeding Edge, Gears Tactics and Ori and the Will of the Wisps on PC to download automatically on launch.

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Xbox Game Pass to Add The Witcher 3, Untitled Goose Game and More

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Life is Strange 2: Episode 5 | Console, Ultimate
In episodic graphic adventure title Life Is Strange 2, developer Dontnod Entertainment and publisher Square Enix explores a journey of two brothers who heads out to Mexico as fugitives following a tragic incident back in home.

Sean and Daniel are almost near the border but there are still some challenges on their way. Every action they have taken so far to reach their father's hometown has led them to this point on road and it has come to an end in Episode 5.

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Life is Strange 2: Episode 5 on Xbox Game Pass

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Pillars of Eternity | Console, Ultimate
Commonly referred to spiritual successor to Baldur's Gate, acclaimed RPG title Pillars of Eternity from developer Obsidian Entertainment and publisher Paradox Interactive focuses on party-based tactical combat and offers a gripping story.

Every additional piece of content that was released for PC version as well as all DLC packs and expansions are now included in Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition for console for players to get a wholesome experience in one package.

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Pillars of Eternity on Xbox Game Pass

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt | Console, Ultimate
Among all three titles of The Witcher franchise based on novels of author Andrzej Sapkowski, 2015 action role-playing game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from developer/publisher CD Projekt Red has been the most beloved to fans.

You can get back to monster hunting business as Geralt of Rivia a day before first season of live-action Witcher series premiers on Netflix and set for a story-driven adventure that sends you to find a child of Elder Blood in a fantasy universe.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on Xbox Game Pass

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Untitled Goose Game | Console, Ultimate
Even though having a reputation of being an absolute mad lad, people seem to can't get enough of this meddling goose and now he has made way to Game Pass to throw your stuffs away, or at least will try to if you let him.

Become a honking agent of chaos in this stealth-sandbox puzzle game and take stuff away from people of an unsuspecting village. Annoy the heck out of everyone with your sneaking skills because it is fun and create funny situations.

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Untitled Goose Game on Xbox Game Pass

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Also, retro side-scrolling title Headlander and arcade-style football game Tecmo Bowl Throwback are about to leave Game Pass library very soon but you can get them at 20% off price as membership discount to keep playing.

Although there are frequent offers on signing up to Xbox Game Pass for great prices every now and then, you can get a 3 months membership right now for $1 only and that is a great yearend deal for any new member willing to try it out.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay Breakdown

New gameplay breakdown of Cyberpunk 2077 from CD Projekt Red livestream goes deep into character creation and hacking.

Video game fans are eagerly waiting for upcoming highly anticipated role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 from developer/publisher CD Projekt Red to arrive on April 16, 2020 for Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Meanwhile, development team of CD Projekt has been giving out new and interesting details every now and then to keep up the hype. Their most recent release is a special gameplay breakdown that comes with developer commentary.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay Breakdown

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In a latest deep dive video of Cyberpunk 2077, players are given more in-depth details of gameplay mechanics.




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Though this newly released video is much shorter in length than E3 2018 gameplay reveal, it offers you a better understanding of how everything in your surrounding actually works including character customization and hacking.

In last year's video, entire focus was set on quests and visual design but this newest clip highlights on playstyles. Primarily, two distinct character built is shown above that each are specialized in different approach to situation.

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Welcome to Pacifica

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Our deep dive journey begins at Pacifica district of Night City, which was planned as a tourist spot but most of its establishments were abandoned midway due to a sudden hit on global economy and now is wretched hive for gangs.

Rather than walking around these blocks, players would be wise to travel in an armored vehicle or a fast bike for safety. However, Pacifica local markets will not disappoint you when you are looking for some rare items or illegal cyberware.

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Work With Voodoo Boys

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The set quest takes us to Grand Imperial Mall, where The Animals gang are currently residing and to learn what they are up to, V will be teaming up with their rival group called Voodoo Boys, who are very skilled in using net.

Though these guys usually do not work with outsiders, they agreed to help V and gives out a mission to get into Grand Imperial Mall. The Animals are a deadly gang full of muscle-heads that has occupied that place for some suspicious reason.

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Often times, they deal with illegal substances on street level to bend the existing market or hardcore prize fights underground. This time they are on Pacifica to do business and their ad hoc leader is a woman named Sasquatch.

In beginning of character creation system, players must choose a background for mercenary protagonist V from Corporate, Nomad or Street Kid. Your past will come in handy later when it will unlock features at some vital story point.

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Animals' Leader Sasquatch

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Then instead of choosing a gender or sex for V, you can pick a body type of you preference and go for full customization. CP2077 doesn't offer you a class to choose but lets you create your own with whatever skill set you want to equip them with.

You either follow a solo playstyle that is more combat-focused and handle most situations with punching and shooting down enemies or choose to be an expert netrunner, which is more stealth-based and focused on hacking stuffs.

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Since everything is connected to cyberspace, hacking them will not go unnoticed by a group called NetWatch. At one point of exploring, we meet Johnny Silverhand, played by actor Keanu Reeves (Constantine, The Matrix) for a brief time.

CD Projekt Red has made significant change to Cyberpunk 2077 that what we saw at E3 2018 press conference event and added much more layers to its role-playing elements in terms of both character build or story paths.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Netflix's The Witcher Teaser

First official teaser trailer for Netflix's upcoming fantasy TV series The Witcher shows Geralt of Rivia in action.

When fantasy novel series by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski was made into action role-playing game franchise The Witcher that became immensely successful, a live-action adaptation was imminent and streaming giant Netflix was interested.

Last year, they cast actor Henry Cavill (Justice League, Man of Steel) in lead role Geralt of Rivia along with a few other and after revealing their cast photos online earlier, an official teaser trailer was shown at San Diego Comic-Con panel.

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Netflix's The Witcher Teaser

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Take a look at upcoming fantasy TV series, Netflix's The Witcher in newly released teaser video hailing from SDCC 2019.




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Entire focus of first full trailer remains on how elves came to fantasy world of Continent, who taught humans how to wield magic using chaos until they were slaughtered and Geralt is seen fighting troops of Queen Calanthe in present.

Yennefer of Vengerberg showed up briefly, a prophecy of what the future holds for Princess Ciri is foretold, war on Nilfgaard, more conflict among other parties  and it all comes down to a spider-like creature emerging from a spooky swamp.

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Cavill convincingly portrays monster hunter Geralt as a hardened man to everyone in his silver white hair and ripped muscle build while still trying to have faith deep down inside that would help him bring forth change for good.

Regarding many complaining for some time about Geralt carrying only one sword with him and not two, it was clarified at the panel that Netflix series is following The Witcher novels for adaptation and not relying on aspects of video games.

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For this upcoming fantasy TV series for online streaming-service Netflix, showrunner Lauren Hissrich takes "The Last Wish" from main Witcher Saga for adaptation in order to give Ciri, Geralt and Yennefer enough room for character development.

Although San Diego Comic-Con 2019 panel has not revealed a long-anticipated official release date for Season 1 of Netflix's The Witcher yet, the show is currently expected to come out sometime later in 2019 for an eight episodes run.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Cyberpunk 2077 Won't Let You Attack Children or Story NPC

Although you can fight almost anyone in Night City, Cyberpunk 2077 will not let you hurt kids or NPCs related to story.

An open-world game, upcoming role-playing title Cyberpunk 2077 from developer/publisher CD Projekt Red will allow players freedom to become whoever they want to be as player character V or do almost whatever they wish to do in Night City.

People can hurt others or even take on a role of a pacifist by not killing anyone at all and yet complete all tasks. Despite having very little in-game player restrictions, you won't be able to violently attack any children or NPCs essential to story.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Won't Let You Attack Children or Story NPC

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Of course there are people that come after you and you have to fight back or there are gang members and corporate jerks that you would want to give a beating but there are still limits to who you can or cannot physically harm.

So, if you are intend to be aggressive towards everyone around you or go on a murderous spree, children and NPCs important to game story will be protected, according to a recent response on Reddit from a CDPR representative.

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In-Game Player Restrictions

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Also, trying to aggressive and antagonize folks have their unique consequences; especially if you decide to pick a fight with gangs or start causing trouble in a police-controlled area, they sure would react and even come after you.

Previously, developer/publisher Bethesda made it so that players of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim would not be able to hurt or kill children by making them unkillable to do away with problematic portrayals of any violence against children.

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CDPR actually took a pretty thoughtful step to avoid further unnecessary debacle regarding people getting upset over sensitive subjects as child abuse in a video game by protecting them while making almost everyone else fair game.

CD Projekt Red has already been in controversies regarding transgender representation and minority groups in Cyberpunk 2077 but creator Mike Pondsmith, who came to their defense suggesting the studio is paying proper respect to cultural difference.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Netflix's The Witcher TV Series Reveals First Look at Cast

First-look photo of Geralt, Ciri and Yennefer from upcoming Netflix's The Witcher fantasy drama TV show casts.

It was revealed back in September 2018 that British actor Henry Cavill (Justice League, Man of Steel) has been officially cast for upcoming fantasy drama adaptation of The Witcher TV Series on popular online streaming-service Netflix.

A month later, showrunner Lauren Hissrich reveals detain on additional members of supporting cast for the show in an interview. Today, brand-new images on social media offer official first look at lead characters Geralt, Ciri and Yennefer.

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Netflix's The Witcher TV Series Reveals First Look at Cast

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An early costume test image unveiled first look of Cavill as Geralt of Rivia wearing a silver wig and it was mostly panned by majority of fans. However, his newly redefined appearance seems acceptable and more faithful to source material.

Netflix also released new images of actress Anya Chalotra (The ABC Murders, Wanderlust) as sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg and Freya Allan (Into the Badlands, The War of the Worlds) as Princess Ciri from their fantasy saga in works.

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Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia
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Freya Allan as Princess Ciri
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Anya Chalotra as Yennefer of Vengerberg

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Alongside recent announcements, an official plot synopsis for Netflix's The Witcher TV Series has come out.

Based on the best-selling fantasy series of books, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.

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Netflix's The Witcher Season 1 Poster

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Other cast members include actor Adam Levy as Mousesack, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson as King Eist, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Millie Brady as Princess Renfri, Mimi Ndiweni as Fringilla, MyAnna Buring as Tissaia and Therica Wilson-Read as Sabrina.

Though there is no official release date set yet for The Witcher TV Series, Netflix intends to show up at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 on July 19 at Hall H with Cavill himself and will be hosted by actress Yvette Nicole Brown (Community, Mom).

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Cyberpunk 2077 Cosplay Contest Announced

CD Projekt Red has announced official cosplay contest for Cyberpunk 2077 worth $40K prize pool.

If people already weren't hyped enough for upcoming role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 from developer/publisher CD Projekt Red, actor Keanu Reeves (Constantine, The Matrix) intensified it sky high by appearing at Xbox E3 2019 press event.

Too make it even bigger than it already is, CDPR has just announced an official cosplay contest based on their anticipated story-driven RPG with a total prize pool $40,000 that will conclude in 2020 through a Grand Finale event live.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Cosplay Contest Announced

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Anyone interested to participate will have to design a costume or getup based on a character that already exists within fictional universe of Cyberpunk and was shown in any official materials like poster, screenshots or even trailer.

Very soon, there will be an official cosplay guide on their official website to help contestants create their desired getup. You can take part by submitting your entry online anytime before November 30, 2:59 PM PT/11:59 PM CET.

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Customize Your Cosplay

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Or you can just show up on a few select events to showcase your designed costume on stage live and one from each event will be picked for Grand Finale. You may want to take a look at event schedules in advance given below.

  • Gamescom (Cologne, Germany) August 21-24
  • PAX West (Seattle, USA) August 31-September 3
  • Tokyo Game Show, Tokyo, Japan, September 12-15
  • Igromir (Moscow, Russia), October 4-7
  • Paris Games Week (Paris, France), October 30-November 3

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Only 10 finalists will make it to the red carpet Grand Finale in 2020, receiving $2,000 along with travel and accommodation costs. Top 3 will receive themed goodies and winner will take $15,000 on top of those and a chance to photoshoot for magazine cover.

Arranging public competition to heavily promote video game projects before launch is nothing new for video game developers but it surely is impressive to see how generously this Polish studio intends to compensate their participants.

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Before getting started, take some inspiration from the footage below or just go posing as Johnny Silverhand.




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Although there was some bad press regarding racial representation earlier but was debunked by its creator Mike Pondsmith eventually. Regardless of whatever controversy it faces, loyal fan-base of CDPR apparently has their back.

Cyberpunk 2077 is currently scheduled to release on 16 April, 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. PC version of the game will be available via Epic Games Store, GOG and Steam digital distribution platforms for downloading online.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Cyberpunk 2077 Will Have Multiple Endings

Cyberpunk 2077 quest director Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz confirms to feature multiple endings for the game.

Following recent appearance at Xbox E3 2019 press conference event, official release date for upcoming highly anticipated role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 is revealed to be 16 April, 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

It is also confirmed by quest director Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz in a recent interview with YouTuber YongYea that developer/publisher CD Projekt Red will be adding multiple endings for their ambitious story-driven RPG, all depending on player choice.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Will Have Multiple Endings

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According to Tomaszkiewicz, there is more than one way to end the story for your character based on what path a player would choose during their campaign but he also didn't say that how many ending scenarios they are planning to go for.

For instance, V can opt out from using any cybernetic augmentations or even refrain from killing literally anyone. Exploring in futuristic megalopolis Night City will open up many pleasant or messy situations to you but how you handle it is up to you.

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Specialized in RPG development, CDPR has included three major endings for their The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt title of 2015. Following a branching narrative, it offered several other minor endings driven by in-game decisions made by player.

Given how they are aiming to go big with their next project, sci-fi adventure Cyberpunk 2077 may came out offering more endings than you expected. CDPR is strongly considering a Photo Mode but there is no official confirmation on that just yet.

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Despite being at crosshairs with media for their apparent portrayal of race and gender, CD Projekt Red has won E3 2019 with a surprise reveal of actor Keanu Reeves (Constantine, The Matrix) playing a main character named Johnny Silverhand.

Other than major console platforms like PS4 and Xbox One, PC version of Cyberpunk 2077 will be available at Epic Games Store, GOG and Steam. A collector's edition is currently up for pre-order that is worth $249.99 featuring digital and physical items.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Cyberpunk 2077 E3 2019 Demo Will Be Revealed at PAX West

New gameplay demo of Cyberpunk 2077 from E3 2019 will be going public during PAX West 2019 event.

In a recent appearance at Xbox press conference event, developer/publisher CD Projekt Red has won over E3 2019 by revealing actor Keanu Reeves (Constantine, The Matrix) being a part of their upcoming role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077.

Just like last year, CDPR has showcased nearly an hour-long demo at E3 behind closed doors and away from public eyes, which their global community lead Marcin Momot has stated lately to be revealed at PAX West 2019.

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Cyberpunk 2077 E3 2019 Demo Will Be Revealed at PAX West

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However, fans who can't get enough of the game probably won't have to wait too long to get an exclusive look at extended gameplay demo because PAX West is coming on August 30 to September 2, which is only months away from now.

Not only did they show footage of Keanu Reeves' in-game character Johnny Silverhand but some level design elements were highlighted. Plus, audience was able to have some hands-off experience with combat mechanics and variety of options.

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In a reply Tweet to Wushu Studios' communications manager, Momot has confirmed gameplay reveal at PAX.



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An early report from E3 2018 revealed last year that the title will have full nudity because it is set in a futuristic reality where people are obsessed with cybernetic augmentations and some of them will let you hack into equipment to hurt enemies.

Cyberpunk 2077 marks to be one of the highly anticipated games from CD Projekt Red that is loosely based on Cyberpunk 2020 tabletop game by creator Mike Pondsmith and set to arrive on 16 April, 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The Witcher 3 is Coming to Nintendo Switch

At Nintendo Direct E3 2019 event, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition for Switch has been confirmed.

Two weeks ago, a leak from ResetEra has revealed that acclaimed action role-playing game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from developer/publisher CD Projekt Red is coming to Nintendo Switch, which has now been confirmed officially.

Announced during Nintendo Direct presentation at E3 2019, this ambitious port is titled The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition and headed for next-generation Nintendo handheld console to arrive later at some point this year.

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The Witcher 3 is Coming to Nintendo Switch

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Below is a look at dark fantasy universe of The Witcher that is coming for you to play at home or on the go.




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Switch seemed to be able to run ports of graphically superior games like Doom and Wolfenstein: The New Colossus in past but it has struggled with open-world games like Saints Row: The Third, which turns out to be a disappointment.

CD Projekt Red is currently busy with their upcoming release Cyberpunk 2077 and even though it has not been announced for Switch, the success of Witcher 3 may lead CDPR to consider a port of CP2077 as well if that is even remotely possible.

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Although there was no mention of an official release date, the game may launch on December 31, 2019 according to Amazon. Marketing material released so far have also suggests that the title will available on a 32 GB game card.

Currently priced $59.99 for online and retail selling, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition is already up for pre-order. It comes with two of its follow-up expansion packs; Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine to make it worth purchasing.