If you watch the brand new teaser trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 from CD Projeckt RED (posted above and linked here), you may or may not notice the quick flash of red text that happens at the 2:14 second mark. One of CD Projekt’s employees tweeted that it was there, so we re-watched the video and paused at the exact moment.
Don’t worry, we don’t expect you to read the text in the image below. We started copying the message on our own, but then found that Redditor mcpower_ had already done the dirty work. I upvoted them, I promise. Here’s the image, and you’ll find the transcribed text below that.
Do you like our latest creation? We certainly hope so! You may remember that we sometimes send you guys secret messages like this. It’s a great way for us to speak right to you instead of burying ourselves in corporate mumbo-jumbo. So let’s begin!
First of all — have you noticed all the details in our teaser (yes, it’s a teaser, we’ll make a proper trailer in the future)? If you know the Cyberpunk setting, there are some things you can spot, like implants — look for the weapon hands and the real skin — corporate emblems that should look familiar, and more. Happy hunting!
You’re probably curious about the release date. It’s currently scheduled a way off in 2015 but the truth, the delivery date is more like, “When it’s done”. We will release Cyberpunk to you when we’re convinced it is nothing but pure, refined, unadulterated awesome. We want it to be the most kick ass futuristic RPG ever — ok, maybe this sounds pretty bully, but it is our actual goal! You judge if we deliver it!
Oh — and you may wonder why we announced our game so early before the release. The reason is that we’re still building our dev team, so if you are a talented due or dudette, willing to work in a really different company (gamer’s rule & boring corporate stuff drools on a super ambitious project, send us your application right now firstname.lastname@example.org
So, you want to know what kind of game Cyberpunk 2077 will be? The short description is that it will be a story-heavy, nonlinear, open world RPG based on the well known Cyberpunk pen&paper system and setting. Building open world games is something we are mastering right now and we believe that properly joining non-linear gameplay with an excellent story telling will bring a totally new quality. Hmm… we’ll tell some more about it soon!
And that’s not all that’s new! We are about the reveal our other project, which is much closer to being completed. And yes, it will also be a fully open-world game with an intense story. You can probably guess the game we’re talking about: on the 5th of February, it will be all clear.
So stay tuned, as we will have a quite a lot to show and tell you soon!
We are waiting for you on our newly created forum called Afterlife — what other name could we have chosen for it?
CD Projekt Red Team
This ambitious project is an open world RPG (non-linear), and CD Projekt RED is aiming to arm it with “excellent story telling.” We like the sound of that.
Cyberpunk 2077 is apparently slated for 2015, but CD Projekt RED says that they’ll release the game when they feel it’s ready. Take your time, folks.