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Best streamers to watch for Cyberpunk 2077 launch

Published: 10/Dec/2020 10:20 Updated: 10/Dec/2020 10:21

by Brad Norton

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One of the most anticipated games of the generation, Cyberpunk 2077 is finally here, and as the hype of the new release reaches its peak, we decided to share the top streamers you should be keeping an eye on.

Eight years after the reveal trailer mysteriously popped up online, CD Projekt’s latest title is finally upon us. The excitement surrounding Cyberpunk 2077 has been immense over the years, but we can finally experience the sights and sounds of Night City.

Gamers around the world will be jumping on day one across multiple platforms. But if you can’t get your hands on a copy, waiting for the next-gen upgrade, or simply prefer to watch, then you’ve got plenty of options.

Given the magnitude of the release, most of the world’s biggest streamers will be sharing their experiences. From the biggest content creators on YouTube to internet celebs on Twitch, here’s who you should keep an eye on for the Cyberpunk 2077 launch.

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It’s been a long road to Cyberpunk, but we’re finally here.

Dr Disrespect

There’s absolutely no looking past Dr Disrespect as someone to keep an eye on for fantastic content in Night City. Fitting his image and aesthetic incredibly well, there’s no surprise that he’ll be going to “a whole ‘nother level” with the game.

We’ve already seen a number of unique teasers from the Doc with his unrivaled attention to detail. Building up to his incredible event for ages, it’ll be something like no other when he streams on December 9th and beyond.

With various content creators actually in the game itself, perhaps there’s even a chance the two-time stumbles upon an in-game easter egg during his travels through Night City. 

Shroud

We already know how excited he is for the title, despite keeping his expectations in check. Recently linking the game to the widely acclaimed GTA 5, shroud explains that Cyberpunk might not come close to rivaling the giant.

“GTA 6 is going to be equally as hype, you know? I don’t know if Cyberpunk can beat that, but there’s a chance. But I doubt it, man. GTA is like, known. My Grandma knows GTA, you know what I mean? That’s the best thing you can say when you’re talking about games. If your grandma knows it, then you’re good.”

While it’s an RPG first and foremost, obviously Cyberpunk features incredibly robust FPS systems, too. If you’re not being stealthy through missions or running with a melee build, accuracy is the name of the game. There aren’t many players out there who will be able to show off the guns in Cyberpunk quite like shroud does.

xQc

One of the biggest names on Twitch, xQc is another one to keep an eye on for the launch of Cyberpunk 2077. He’s already eager to jump into the game as early as possible, so expect it to be a big time-sink for him over the coming weeks. 

As always, xQc will be one of the more entertaining personalities to watch in Night City. We’re sure things will be off the rails the moment he gets access to the full open world.

CohhCarnage

Cohh is probably one of the most hyped about Cyberpunk’s release. With a tie to GoG in the past and an incredibly huge fan of The Witcher 3, Carnage is sure to provide players with a unique experience compared to the others on the list.

Cohh immerses himself in the worlds he explores, taking the time to pursue each and every outlet possible that works with the character he chooses. Watching this Twitch stream will showcase a  slower, deeper experience against many of the top streamers. His community is full of mature, relaxed, and extremely friendly people, all about propagating good vibes.

Cohh also has an NPC of himself in the game. This is something he has known about for a while, previously sharing with fans little snippets of what that’ll look like. As he progresses through the gameplay and gets closer to it, the hype will be building for the community.

Twitter Gaming

Last but not least, there’s also an official Cyberpunk launch party stream hosted by Twitter Gaming. Developers will be jumping in and out of the broadcast to play and chat with the community, with chances of popular celebrities stopping by and joining the fun, too.

No matter who you decide to watch, expect to see vastly different experiences for the most popular streamers. Some will choose different Life-Paths, while others will veer off of the main story and focus on the nitty-gritty. 

Ultimately, Night City is finally here for the long haul. There’s a good chance many of these names will be streaming Cyberpunk 2077 for a good while.

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Cyberpunk 2077 report reveals scrapped features: 3rd person, wall-running, more

Published: 16/Jan/2021 13:09 Updated: 16/Jan/2021 21:08

by Joe Craven

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UPDATE 1/16: CDPR Studio Head Adam Badowski has responded via Twitter, addressing several of the points mentioned in the Bloomberg report. A new Cyberpunk 2077 report has revealed a number of major features that were cut in the development process by CD Projekt Red.

Cyberpunk 2077 released back in December of 2020 and, over a month later, it’s still fairly difficult to ascertain a definitive community response.

The game’s release on PC and next-gen widely delivered the experience that fans expected, but many players still using PS4 and Xbox One consoles were left massively disappointed with invasive bugs and texture issues. As such, CD Projekt offered unprecedented refunds to the affected players.

However, on January 15, Bloomberg‘s Jason Schreier revealed that the game could have looked massively different, and some major features were cut during the development process.

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Cyberpunk 2077 has been a mixed bag for a lot of players.

Most notably, Schreier revealed that, up until 2016, it was conceived as a third-person game. Given the perspectives we got when it launched in December, a third-person view of Night City seems difficult to imagine. The obvious reference for comparison here is GTA V, which released in third person way back in 2013, before adding an optional first-person perspective.

“If you’re wondering just how much Cyberpunk 2077 changed over the past decade: well, up until 2016, it was a third-person game,” Schreier said. The Bloomberg reporter then revealed a number of major features that were cut, including a wall-running mechanic, flying cars and car ambushes.

“Features that were originally envisioned (wall-running, flying cars, car ambushes) were cut along the way (not atypical in game development),” he commented.

It should be noted that flying cars aren’t totally removed, as you can still be taxied in them, but they can’t be driven (piloted?) or owned, unlike road vehicles.

He also explained that the police system in Cyberpunk was added at “the last minute”. Many fans have made the comparison to GTA, and concluded that GTA’s open-world environment is better realized.

Schreier puts this down to trying to emulate the GTA series, albeit with a fraction of their resources. It is also stated that CD Projekt’s management hurried the game’s development and pushed for a 2020 release, despite the scale of the game. Reports state that the game’s developers believed it would be released in 2022.

Adam Badowski – studio head at CD Projekt Red – responded to the article via Twitter on January 16. He thanked Schreier for his full report and additional tweets, but wanted to offer his own thoughts on the information presented in the article.

Badowski’s response addressed three specific points from the report: the game demo provided to the media at E3 2018, CDPR staff believing the game wasn’t ready for release in 2020, and the use of different languages within the workplace.

The studio head pointed to the complex nature of game development and the many different nationalities working at CDPR as answers to some of the issues. Badowski also reiterated that despite on the game’s on-going problems, the studio is “proud of Cyberpunk 2077 as a game and artistic vision.”

Whether CD Projekt (and, indeed, their management) learn from Cyberpunk’s issues remains to be seen, but fans can still get excited about the remainder of the game’s life-cycle.