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, but still no clues to who Reeves is playing.
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
Sunday, June 9
- Microsoft / Xbox — The gaming giant’s biggest news was Project Scarlett, its next-generation Xbox, coming in 2020. The new device is up to 4x more powerful, the company said, and like the next-gen PlayStation it’ll include a fast non-mechanical SSD hard drive, and it’ll be powered by custom innards built with the help of chipmaker AMD. The company also announced that Halo Infinite will launch alongside Project Scarlett next year. Meantime, Microsoft is starting public tests of its Project xCloud streaming service in October, promising people the ability to play high end games on their mobile devices while away from home. While fans wait, Microsoft announced an update to its Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 as well as a slew of new games. And action star Keanu Reeves, fresh off the success of John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum, was on stage to announce his involvement with Cyberpunk 2077, which is coming next year.
- Bethesda — Bethesda kicked off its event with humility over the mixed response to Fallout 76, but quickly went back on the offensive. Fallout 76 got a new Battle Royale mode, Wolfenstein Youngblood received a new trailer and a co-op mode. We got a new game called Deathloop from the clever folks behind Dishonored and Bethesda introduced us to Orion, a piece of tech from ID Software designed to make game streaming better on services like Google Stadia. The lion’s share of attention, however, went to Doom Eternal, which looked fantastic in both single player and multiplayer.
Monday, June 10
Tuesday, June 11
- Nintendo (livestream only) — 9 a.m. PT (noon ET)
Originally published on June 9.
Update June 10: Added tweet from developer.
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