Women: They are our mothers, our sisters, our friends, and for many in our collective ranks, the most beloved of companions. Yet deep within their hearts, there is a dark impulse – one unique to the human female – to murder everyone they see with their deadly scythe-arms. Indeed, even their very essence paints a harrowing warning: the twain X’s mimicking the eyes of so many dead men, whose cruel fate found them beneath the unforgiving stiletto heel of a sexy robot prostitute.
Such is (stubbornly) not the message of Cyberpunk 2077, the forthcoming title from CD Projekt Red. For those who haven’t been following its development, Cyberpunk 2077 is an open-world affair, based on the famed pen-and-paper game, “Cyberpunk 2020.” The above clip showcases MAX-TAC (Maximum Force Tactical Division), also know as the “Psycho Squad,” who have been given the unenviable task of exterminating those who have so dehumanized themselves as to drive them into a murderous, misanthropic frenzy. CD Projekt’s press release describes these “Psychos” as:
[...] individuals who overuse implants and substances that boost or otherwise alter the human body. There comes a point when they overdose on these innovations, and their bodies start to rebel against their biological body parts as well as against all things organic around them. Simply put, they start killing people, who they now derisively call “meatbags.”
Granted, the lash of bitter experience has taught me that a good trailer is no indication of a good game, but for what it’s worth, it’s appreciable on its own merits. So check out the video for Cyberpunk 2077 above! For those curious, the song in the video is “Bullets” by Archive. The music video (which I quite enjoyed) can be found after the jump!