Way back in early 2013, CD Projekt dropped Cyberpunk’s first trailer, promising to be a triple-A adaptation of the classic pen-and-paper roleplaying game. At the time, CDPR hadn’t yet released The Witcher 3, so they weren’t quite as highly regarded as they are now. Cyberpunk’s first trailer was CGI, so its gameplay remained a mystery, and the release date of “when it’s ready” didn’t exactly have people reaching for their wallets, but the aesthetic? Ooh, they nailed it.

Cyberpunk is a tricky genre to pull off because it’s a moving target. We basically live in a post-post-cyberpunk dystopia now, and concepts that were once total science fiction have since become things we deal with on a daily basis, so trying to realize the vision of a futuristic dystopia from 35 years ago without borrowing too heavily from the dystopia that we actually have today is a fine line to walk.

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Source: IGN Video Games All

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