Cyberpunk 2077: Game designer shares the story behind Keanu Reeves as part of the game

Everyone is aware that the main titles are slated to drop this year. Perhaps the largest of the batch would be Cyberpunk 2077 from CD Projekt. Gamereactor was able to catch up with the game designer who had some interesting stories to share.

Cyberpunk 2077 is the next RPG set in a dystopian future that relies heavily on high-tech robotics. The story unfolds in Night City, a megacity in the free state of California. Players are in control of ‘V’, a customizable mercenary who deals with conflict in a dark and crime-infested night city.

Mike Pondsmith, the creator of the original table, spoke about the game, the connections, and provided information on other matters. Now perhaps one of the cool parts of the game would be its addition to playable characters. Some well-known streamers will be in the game alongside Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves.

Mike Pondsmith on Keanu Reeves as part of Cyberpunk 2077

Reeves appeared in the Cyberpunk 2077 trailer a few months ago. The gamer community caught fire upon seeing it in-game. Reeves will play the role of Johnny Silverhand. According to reports and rumors, the character will play a vital role in the story.

Pondsmith didn’t originally envision Keanu Reeves for the role, but then realized that he did fit the project.

Some of the castings have interested and amused me so far. Keanu Reeves, for example, wasn’t what I originally envisioned for Johnny, but I giggled a little when we found out why it fit. It was just … “I can see that”Pondsmith said.

The designer did not realize that Reeves had been sent to the team. He also added that the team was concerned that he was upset with his choice. His wife, however, predicted that it would be Keanu Reeves before the announcement.

“I looked at her and said,” What? No, he would never do that. That’s right, beyond our salary level, he would never do that. Also, it’s a Cyberpunk thing, how much Cyberpunk does it do? Mike Pondsmith said.

Soon after it was revealed that he was indeed Reeves. Pondsmith appreciated his wife.

Pondsmith said: “She was right! Ok, I am not playing with it. She will come with me when we go to play. It is obviously very good!

No one had seen it coming. Incorporating a big name like Reeves into the game was a huge overkill for Cyberpunk 2077.

The biggest game of the year?

Recently, the first episode of Night City Wire aired, and the game seems set to cement its place. The game will feature multiple levels of player customization and control. It will be an open world adventure with visual and game elements that will make the game worthy of drooling.

Featuring some fan-favorite playable characters, the game is set to make the big debut. Cyberpunk 2077 will launch on November 19, 2020 for PC, Xbox, and PlayStation.