Cyberpunk 2077’s Night City Wire Stream Highlights Your Character’s Origin Stories

Also, I don't know, guns and stuff.

As part of another episode of the “Night City Wire” streams, CD Projekt Red released a new trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 showcasing the game’s three Lifepaths: Corpo, Street Kid, and Nomad.

Each of these paths will influence not only your character’s background, but how the game begins. Each of them will bring you to the setting of Night City, but will give you an entirely different opening section than the other two while informing options and dialogue throughout. If you’ve ever played Dragon Age: Origins, you know what this is like. Check out the trailer below:

After discussing the Life Paths, the stream switched focuses onto the music of the game, specifically that of the fictional in-game band Samurai, whose music is being made by Swedish punk band Refused, and is fronted by Keanu Reeves’ character Johnny Silverhand. So you can hear vocalist Dennis Lyxzén’s voice coming out of a character made to look like Keanu Reeves’ mouth. Along with a behind-the-scenes trailer, CD Projekt Red also a new track by Samurai called “A Like Supreme.”

Check out the behind-the-scenes video below:

The show wrapped up with a breakdown of the game’s weapons and the customization features.

Check out the full stream below:

In other news:

Cyberpunk 2077 is coming to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on November 19. A PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X version is also coming out, with the opportunity to upgrade to those if you own the game on the previous generation of consoles. However, they won’t be coming out on those consoles until 2021, so keep that in mind if you’re planning on waiting until Cyberpunk 2077 is out on PS5 or Xbox Series X.

In the meantime, be wary of any emails you get about a possible Cyberpunk 2077 beta, because CD Projekt Red has confirmed those are, in fact, fake. Reports of these imposters reaching out to people claiming that they would offer access to an unannounced beta started circulating late last month, and were eventually becoming so prevalent that the studio had to take to its social accounts to clarify that these emails weren’t genuine and not to trust them.

Beyond the game, CD Projekt Red has announced that it’s partnering with Studio Trigger and Netflix to create an anime based on the Cyberpunk 2077 universe titled Cyberpunk Edgerunners that will be coming to the streaming service in 2022. This was during the first of the Night City Wire streams, which focused on the anime announcement, as well as footage of the earliest segments in the game.

While CD Projekt Red has been careful to only show early sections of the Cyberpunk 2077 in these Night City Wire streams, the game’s promotional materials have been questionable in a few cases, whether that be singer Grimes’ character delving into suicidal themes or sexualizing trans bodies in in-universe ads. Out of context a lot of this sounds troubling, but marketing has been known to undersell the final product more than once this year.


Kenneth Shepard

Kenneth is a Staff Writer at Fanbyte. He still periodically cries about the Mass Effect trilogy years after it concluded.

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