This is the full 48-minute video of the Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay reveal that was live-demoed for a select few journalists at E3. The previously behind-closed-doors demo was highly praised by those that experienced it back then, but only a few static screenshots were released to the public, so gamers had to use their imaginations when they read impressions of the demo. Here it is, all cleaned up and ready for Gibson and Sapkowski fans to drool over.
Adam Badowski, the game director and head of CD Projekt RED, admitted that the studio wasn’t initially going to show the demo to anyone but journalists due to its rough nature, but relented after fan outcry. He cautions viewers that this is very much a work-in-progress, even though some of it has been cleaned up since the E3 debut.
“Animation glitches, work-in-progress character facial expressions, early versions of locations – all this made us hesitant to release what you’re about to see.”
Even though the game is probably quite a long way from launch, it will be interesting to see how other studios respond to Cyberpunk 2077. Many publishers and development houses have acknowledged the influence The Witcher 3 had on their games.