The world of Cyberpunk 2077 is broken up into seven districts, one of which is an open-world wasteland known as The Badlands that’s located outside of Night City. It’s described as a “dead, dried out space” and will feature specific content that’s unique to the area.
Other elements showcased in the trailer are the various gangs and intense set-pieces. It also introduced a character known as Adam Smasher, a fully converted cyborg that players will learn more about throughout the story.
Check out the full trailer below:
Other gameplay details were also discussed, such as an element known as Braindance. When activated players exit the first-person view, they will be able to freely explore the area and also rewind and forward time to analyse the environment. These situations will operate as investigations and players can scan items and interact with the world to piece together the story.
See Braindance in action in the clip below. The segment starts at the 11:09 mark:
A Cyberpunk 2077 anime was also recently announced. Coming to Netflix in 2022, the show is set to run for 10 episodes and is being helmed by Studio Trigger, who has previously worked on titles such as Promare and Kill la Kill.
The Night City Wire stream is set to be the first of a series of episodes up until the launch of the game. Each will provide new details, gameplay and announcements ahead of its release. The next episode is said to be released in a few weeks.
Cyberpunk 2077 will arrive on November 19 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The Google Stadia version is reportedly planned for a later date. Any players who purchase a console version will be entitled to a free upgrade to PS5 or Xbox Series X, with an update coming later to improve the performance of the game.