Cyberpunk 2077 is still only shown behind closed doors, but developer CD Project Red gave us the second best: a set of four fresh new screens to roll up the Gamescom 2018 thrill. Where the E3 2018 trailer and screens mostly set up the near future dystopia of Night City, these images are more character-focused; In particular, three of the four main character's second cyberpunk and gun-for-hire Jackie Welles.
Let's look at screenshots, introduced with the titles CDPR, giving them in their filenames. The little pieces of info are always useful for getting a little extra context.
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Assuming this photo is from Cyberpunk 2077's usual first person perspective, it does not look very good for our hero V. Neon tracksuit and alley look give the central character a low-key mobster feeling, while the other two seem to just want to get the execution over. The tough industrial equipment behind them enhances CD Project Reds' desire to make Night City vertically, not just horizontally, expansively.
Countless but not Outgunned
Here we are introduced to Vs. Friend Jackie Welles ̵
This image title helps us to notice the bullets that extend through a solid concrete wall in the background. There will be much more shooting in Cyberpunk 2077 than pointing and click, with cybernetics and weapon upgrades that allow you to target ricochet around corners, for example or chew right through the environment as shown here. We also get a good look at Jackie Welles future samurai haircut, complete with a geometric shaved scalp and a Yes, it looks a bit strange to him, but it would not be cyberpunk without strange fashion choices.
Your Chakra's Off, Babe
Here Jackie receives acupuncture treatment f ra anyone with a killer "Price from Blade Runner" haircut. This candlelight scene is a cool reminder that Night City is not just neon and big weapons – there are all kinds of subcultures out there, and ancient medical practices like acupuncture persist in our cyberpunk future of ripperdocs and brain implants.
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