Keanu Reeves to star in Cyberpunk 2077, release date April 2020

Keanu Reeves IRL at E3 2019.
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Cyberpunk 2077 showed up at the E3 2019  Microsoft press conference on Sunday, and there’s a new star of the show: John Wick himself, Keanu Reeves.

The premiere of a new Cyberpunk trailer ended with Reeves’ appearance. He announced that the game will launch on April 16, 2020. 

In the trailer, V is about to make a deal for a chip and has a flashback to his friend dying during the heist. 

When he comes back to present time, he finds himself betrayed and has to use his cybernetic body to take out the bad guys. It’s later in the trailer when Reeves shows up. It’s an evolution of what we learned last year about Cyberpunk 2077, but still no clues to who Reeves is playing.

Keanu Reeves in Cyberpunk 2077.
CD Projekt Red
While on stage, Reeves was “heckled” by a member of the audience, but in a loving way. The actor said that being in the streets of the future in Cyberpunk was breathtaking, to which a guy yelled “you’re breathtaking,” prompting Reeves to respond in kind. 

The person who yelled out the comment was YouTuber Peter Sark, who took to Twitter to proclaim “Keanu Reeves just announced to the world that I’m breathtaking.” This caught the attention of Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red, who replied saying Sark would receive a free collector’s edition copy of the game. 

E3 press conferences

Saturday, June 8

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Monday, June 10

Tuesday, June 11

  • Nintendo (livestream only) — 9 a.m. PT (noon ET)

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Originally published on June 9.
Update June 10: Added tweet from developer.

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