Here’s the first rule of thumb for reading about video games on the internet: do not believe random posters on the GameFAQs forums. Posters there have now graduated from telling you how you can totally get Triforce in Ocarina of Time to present themselves as game developers eager to air out their employer’s dirty laundry. A cockamami ran from a supposed Cyberpunk 2077 dev has now gained enough traction that CD Projekt Red itself has gone in to say that it is not true.
“Normally we do not comment on rumors,” says CD Projekt in a tweet, “but this time we wanted to make an exception, as this story is simply not true.” Normally I will explain what the studio answers before they quote their answer, but I think it is better here to say that this is really fantasy before I even get into it.
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The stranger part of the message is a page about Keanu Reeves’ role in the game: “Our original Johnny was much cooler and sounded like crazy. Think Foltest on crack. The fictional developer adds that “Our original Johnny was heavily inspired by David Hayter’s Solid Snake from the first MGS and believe it or not, Cillian Murphy.”
The message concludes by promising how good the upcoming DLC and restored content will be. “You should have the whole game by the end of next year, if all goes well.”
Normally we do not comment on rumors, but this time we wanted to make an exception, as this story is simply not true. Https://t.co/JuOTY2qJbM
– Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) January 6, 2021
I have no doubt that Cyberpunk 2077 will be a much better game in the coming months, but maybe not exactly as this GameFAQ user predicts. There are other RPGs you can enjoy while waiting for further Cyberpunk updates, but perhaps none of them are in such a vivid fantasy world as this particular rumor.