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Raise Your Hand If You're Pumped For Cyberpunk 2077

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With just over a month to go before the release of CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077, excitement in the gaming community is reaching fever pitch. The dystopian open-world RPG looks set to become the game of the year and is already receiving rave reviews, even before the official release.

The developers first hinted that the game was in development back in 2013 with a trailer depicting a bullet flying in slow-motion before coming into contact with the skin of a beautiful woman and shattering. We now know the context of that scene, but seven years ago, nobody had a clue what the creators of the Witcher franchise had in mind. 

In more recent years, we’ve got a better idea of what the game will entail. CD Projekt Red has provided gamers and journalists with several hands-on experiences, allowing them to get a feel for what the final game will be like. 

Most people came away from the encounter grinning from cheek to cheek, proclaiming that the game was one of the best experiences that they’d ever had. A common theme was the fact that the environment was so detailed. Everything seemed to have a story behind it, and there were no areas that just felt like filler. Many reported how it felt like walking through a real environment on a virtual tour, not a simulation cooked up in someone’s head. 

All of these hysterics fed into the hype machine. Practically no game in history has generated more discussion on Reddit and online forums. People want to know what it is going to be like.

Part of this excitement comes from the trust that people have in CD Projekt Red and the development team. The company is different from many others in the industry. It doesn’t put making quick profits ahead of its core purpose of making incredible games. And it ruled out microtransactions and loot boxes from the start, preferring instead an old-fashioned sandbox experience - the thing that gamers actually want. 

So far, there is no sign that the developer is going to renege on its promises. Everything we have seen so far indicates that Cyberpunk 2077 will be an old-school gaming experience from that perspective while coming in at a reasonable price. 

When deciding what to play, be it Wonga games or something from an Indie developer, gamers want to know whether they are going to get good value. In this realm, CD Projekt Red tends to excel. No other game developer currently operating seeks to provide such richness and depth to its worlds. The creators of this cyberpunk experience want you to feel as though you’re in a living, breathing environment reminiscent of what it might be like if you were actually experiencing it in 2077. Everything is carefully planned to be as consistent as possible. At the same time, the story attempts to stick within the bounds of what is scientifically possible too, giving it a kind of earthiness. 

The game is set for release in November. Are you pumped? 

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