The Cyberpunk 2077 (opens in new tab) Night City Wire event has been delayed from June 11 to June 24.
Developer CD Projekt Red announced the postponement on Cyberpunk 2077's official Twitter account, saying that it wants to allow more important discussions to be heard. This adds the studio to the growing list of video game companies (including us (opens in new tab)) that have publicly voiced support for the Black Lives Matter movement (opens in new tab), as protests sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week mount across the US.
We decided to move Night City Wire to Jun 25th. We still look forward to sharing new information about CP’77, but more important discussions are happening right now and we want them to be heard. We wholeheartedly stand against racism, intolerance and violence. Black Lives Matter.June 2, 2020
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Cyberpunk 2077 (opens in new tab) is hosting its own event on June 11 called Night City Wire.
The new event has had no details announced so far aside from its name and its date. However, the date falling on June 11 - which would have been during E3 2020 before the event was canceled (opens in new tab) - strongly indicates that developer CD Projekt Red will use the occasion to show off some E3-style announcements.
Cyberpunk 2077 has had some massive E3 showings in the past; most recently, it took everyone's breath away by sneaking Keanu Reeves onto the stage and into a trailer for the game at Microsoft's press conference. Even before then, CD Projekt took the stage to show off our first looks at Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay and CGI trailers.
GET READY!📺 pic.twitter.com/eqQ3hMCOmAMay 5, 2020
E3 2020 would have been Cyberpunk 2077's last appearance at the big show before its release, so it's safe to assume that CD Projekt Red had some plans in the works before COVID-19 led to the event's cancellation. This is purely conjecture, but previous Cyberpunk 2077 presentations have shown us snippets of more focused missions and bits of story, while The Witcher 3 (opens in new tab) proved that CD Projekt Red is also excellent at creating open worlds that let you stumble into all kinds of interesting situations by chance. It'd be cool to see more of how that spirit manifests in Cyberpunk 2077 as well.
The studio has confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077 will have at least as much DLC as The Witcher 3 (opens in new tab), so we could get our first glance of that as well. There's the huge multiplayer component (opens in new tab) of the game that CD Projekt Red says will arrive no sooner than 2022.
While you're waiting, check out this gorgeous footage of Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay footage upscaled to 8K (opens in new tab).