CD Projekt RED has released the debut teaser trailer for Cyberpunk 2077, their upcoming game based on the pen and paper RPG series.
The CG trailer shows a woman going on a rampage due to the amount of cyber-modifications in her body. The police of Night City try to intervene with the help of an elite police forced called the Psycho Squad.
Studio boss Adam Badowski explains, “The teaser shows how the Psycho Squad might acquire a new member. The Psycho Squad specializes in combating ‘psychos’ – individuals who overuse implants and substances that boost or otherwise alter the human body. There comes a point when they overdose on these innovations, and their bodies start to rebel against their biological body parts as well as against all things organic around them. Simply put, they start killing people, who they now derisively call ‘meatbags.’
He continued, “When a psycho goes on the rampage, strange things can happen. There’s going to be a lot of carnage, so the psycho might be taken down by regular police, but they’re not always able to get the job done.
“When things spin out of control, they call in MAX-TAC (Maximum Force Tactical Division), popularly called the ‘Psycho Squad’. And these guys are exceptional, these guys are crack troops. The fact that they’re proud of that name tells you a bit about their mindset.
“They wear a badge with their official emblem on their right sleeve, but their left is reserved for their unofficial Psycho Squad emblem. It’s primitively made and the image itself is on the crude side of things. It’s not unlike a badge special force operators might make and wear to distinguish themselves from the ranks of grunts in any theater of war.”
Cyberpunk 2077 will be “true to the essence” of the cyberpunk genre, according to the game’s creators. It is set in the open-world, sprawling metropolis of Night City in the year 2077, a dark future where advanced technology has both saved and cursed humanity. Like CD Projekt RED’s previous titles, it promises to be a “multi-thread, nonlinear story designed for mature players.”
Watch the trailer below. Cyberpunk 2077 is due out in 2015—or “when it’s done.”