CD Projekt Purple’s Cyberpunk 2077 appeared like it will be the large new factor when it launched in 2020, and for essentially the most half, it wasn’t to many. The developer’s spent the years since turning it right into a truly solid first outing for a bigger franchise, helped by the truth that the Cyberpunk: Edgerunners sequence was fairly dang good by itself. And additional serving to with the sport’s rehabilitation efforts is the upcoming Phantom Liberty growth.
Earlier within the week, CDPR launched a cinematic trailer for Phantom Liberty, which mirrors the bottom recreation in that it contains a large movie star to function the crux of the entire story. On this case, it’s Idris Elba enjoying a retired spy named Solomon Reed who, in contrast to Keanu Reeves’ Johnny Silverhand, isn’t a ghost which will take over your physique. The builders have beforehand stated they needed to channel a spy thriller really feel with Phantom, and the cinematic succeeds in that regard as Reed tries to flee Evening Metropolis with the assistance of his apprentice Track So Mi (aka Songbird). Like many spy tales, issues don’t seem to go effectively for Reed, however years later, he’s pressured out of hiding and finds himself working with the participant character V.
Phantom Liberty will see V and Reed crew as much as rescue So Mi and the President of the New United States of America after their ship crashes over within the Dogtown district. In a video breaking down each Reed and Dogtown Elba’s described his character as a reluctant one who “loves his job,” and who gamers will steadily find out about all through the growth. “You understand what perhaps he’s able to,” stated Elba, “however are you able to belief him? Spy tales make you suppose one factor, and you need to truly be taking note of another person.” Whichever aspect Reed falls on, gamers will solely have the ability to find out about him in knowledgeable context, as he’s confirmed by Elba himself to not be a romance choice.
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty involves PlayStation 5, Xbox Collection X|S, and PC on September 26.
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