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You'll want to explore this Cyberpunk 2077 inspired city built in Minecraft

(Image credit: Mojang/@ElysiumFire)

We're still several months away from Cyberpunk 2077 (opens in new tab)'s April 16, 2020 release date, but this Minecraft (opens in new tab) build just might hold us over. YouTuber Elysium Fire (opens in new tab) dropped an eight-minute video showing the entire build process of the "Cyberpunk Project." The video serves as a kind of trailer for the map, which will be available to download on Christmas Day. Check it out below.

Since the full Night City map from Cyberpunk 2077 has yet to be released, this Minecraft build is not an exact replica, but an homage that was built by a fairly massive team (which may be why no two buildings look identical). Despite the size of the team and the scope of the project, the Cyberpunk Project has created a beautifully cohesive, neon daydream of a metropolis, one that I'm itching to explore. Considering the team only had snippets of trailers and demos for inspiration, the sheer scope of this city is pretty darn impressive.

The city includes a monorail, a wind farm, a port, hulking megastructures, an industrial sector, a purification plant, and a ton of glittering billboards and holograms. It's wild to see it take shape and mind-blowing when you consider how much work went into this build.

The Cyberpunk Project will drop as a downloadable map on December 25, so sneak away from the political discourse over Christmas turkey and escape into a futuristic city. Keep an eye on the ElysiumFire Twitter (opens in new tab) account for more in-depth updates.

Still itching to get your hands on CD Projekt Red's game? Us too. We do know that Cyberpunk 2077 will be shorter but more replayable than The Witcher 3 (opens in new tab), so it'll be worth the wait. 

Alyssa Mercante is an editor and features writer at GamesRadar based out of Brooklyn, NY. Prior to entering the industry, she got her Masters's degree in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Newcastle University with a dissertation focusing on contemporary indie games. She spends most of her time playing competitive shooters and in-depth RPGs and was recently on a PAX Panel about the best bars in video games. In her spare time Alyssa rescues cats, practices her Italian, and plays soccer.