After almost 8 years of wait, one of the most hyped games, Cyberpunk 2077 is set to release on 10th December 2020. With the game gaining traction from promotional event with Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves to record pre-orders in China, let’s have a look at what the hype is all about.
Crux of the Matter
What Is Cyberpunk 2077?
It is an upcoming action role-playing game (RPG) developed and published by CD Projekt. The story takes place in Night City, an open world set in the Cyberpunk universe. Announced in May 2012, the game is scheduled to be released on 10th December 2020 on various platforms.
What Is CD Projekt Red?
CD Projekt S.A. is a Polish video game developer, publisher, and distributor. Founded in May 1994, the company is known for its The Witcher series. As of May 2020, the company reached a valuation of $8.1 billion, making it the largest video game company in Europe ahead of Ubisoft.
Why Is There A Hype Around It?
With its first trailer coming out in January 2013, the game has been in development for almost 8 years now. The game has been delayed multiple times in 2020, as its initial release date was 16th April 2020.
According to analysts, the approximate budget of Cyberpunk 2077 is set to reach $314 million. If this indeed happens, then Cyberpunk 2077 will become the most expensive game of all time, exceeding the budget of Rockstar’s mammoth GTA V, which cost $265 million for development and marketing.
In June last year, the developers released a cinematic trailer of the game with a big reveal at the very end. The trailer revealed that the famous Hollywood star, Keanu Reeves will play a major character in the game. The whole event went viral on the internet as the Hollywood star exchanged compliments with the attendees, increasing the popularity of the game.
Crazy Demand in China
According to the Chinese Steam best-sellers list, CD Projekt Red’s upcoming RPG game has been pre-ordered in China more than anywhere else in the world. This is so because of extensive marketing in the region and the developer’s reputation there. China is one of the major regions for CD Projekt.
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