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8 years after being announced, with roughly $130 million spent, CD Projekt’s highly anticipated ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ is finally releasing

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Cyberpunk 2077 is perhaps the most anticipated game of the year. It is an open-world, action-adventure role-playing video game, by CD Projekt RED, and is finally set to drop on December 10, 2020. The much-awaited game is adapted from the old tabletop game Cyberpunk 2020, written and created by Mike Pondsmith, who is one of the game’s lead consultants in addition to having a significant role in the creation of the game’s world and setting. He even has a few cameo roles inside the very game itself.

Now that only a few days are left so here are all the things you should know before getting your hands onto it!

Story of Cyberpunk 2077:

As the name of the game suggests, the player will move to 2077, where he will live in a city called Night City. The world is ruled by mega-corporations, and the city is full of rebellious gangs. For the first time in a CD Projekt RED game, Cyberpunk 2077 is offering players the chance to fully customize the player character. 

In Night City, the player will be able to choose his career path. You will have 3 options to choose from – Nomad, Street Kid and Corpo. If you become a Nomad who is an Outcast, the player will begin their adventure in the suburbs. Street Kid, on the other hand, was raised in Night City, so he will know the city inside out. Choosing a Corpo that is a member of the Arasaka Corporation means getting to know the corporate world and the ability to navigate within it. Throughout the game, V is guided by Johnny Silverhand (Keanu Reeves), the original Rocker Boy, who led a similar revolution in the early 21st century.

The character also has to go through all of the six districts of Night City (City Center, Watson, Westbrook, Heywood, Pacifica and Santo Domingo) to complete missions and take control. Also, users can spend game money on weapons or buy new vehicles and clothing.

What will the gameplay be like and How Long is it?

Cyberpunk 2077 is an RPG presented from a first-person perspective and it is a single-player story game. The player will be able to explore the virtual world at will. The exact completion time isn’t known for the game, but a developer of the game spent 175 hours in Night City and still hasn’t seen the credits roll. 

Cyberpunk 2077 System Requirements: 

CD Projekt Red has focused on providing Cyberpunk 2077 to a wide range of gamers. The game has Ray Tracing and global illumination for gamers with an up-to-date gaming rig. However, the game is also playable on devices with basic. 

The minimum specs for the game are a resolution of 1080 pixels. The game can run on either Intel Core i5-3570K processor or AMD FX processor and upwards. The minimum memory required specs are 8GB of RAM. The minimum GPU required is a GTX 780 or Radeon RX 470.

Recommended settings also include NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super and AMD Radeon RX 590

Editions and Price : 

The game will be available in 2 versions only. The standard version will start at Rs 3,000 For PC while PlayStation owners can pre-order the game for Rs 3,499, gamers on the Xbox can get a hold of Cyberpunk 2077 for Rs 3,490. The other edition is a collector’s edition priced at Rs 24,999. The collector’s edition comes with the following features.

Collector’s Edition box

  • Case with game discs
  • Collectible SteelBook
  • 25 cm / 10-inch statue depicting V — the game’s protagonist — in action
  • Hardcover artbook
  • Metal pin set
  • Quadra V-tech metal keychain
  • An annotated copy of A Visitor’s Guide to Night City sealed in an NCPD Evidence Bag
  • Embroidered patches
  • World Compendium detailing the game’s setting and lore
  • Postcards from Night City
  • Map of Night City
  • Sticker bomb set

 Digital Goodies include:

  • Game soundtrack
  • Art booklet featuring a selection of art from the game
  • Cyberpunk 2020 sourcebook
  • Wallpapers for desktop and mobile

Official Release Date and Platforms :

After so many delays because of development issues thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, Cyberpunk 2077 is going to launch on December 10 at 5:30 AM IST. It is currently available for pre-order and will be available for Xbox Series X/S, PS5, Xbox One, PS4, PC, and Google Stadia.

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