By Operation Rainfall Contributor / February 4th, 2013
NOTE: For the Update on the Witcher 3 confirmation, read at the bottom:
On January 10th of this year CD Projekt Red released a teaser trailer for their upcoming game Cyberpunk 2077. Upcoming being used in the loosest terms, since it’s slated to release in 2015 or “when it’s done.” The trailer itself looks pretty sweet, but they put more into it than just the game. There’s a hidden message near the end. Here’s the image, and the transcribed text for you (so your eyes don’t have to go through the pain mine did):
Do you like our latest creation? We certainly hope so (: You may remember that we sometimes send you guys secret messages like this. It’s a great way to speak to you instead of burying ourselves in corporate mumbo-jumbo so let’s begin!
First of all – have you noticed all the details in our teaser (yes it’s a teaser, we’ll make a proper trailer in the future) if you know the cyberpunk setting there are some things you can spot. Like implants – look for the weapon hands and the real gun — corporate emblems that should look familiar and more. Happy Hunting!
You’re probably curious about the release date. It’s currently scheduled a way off in 2015 but in truth the delivery date is more like “When it’s done.” We will release cyberpunk to you when we’re convinced it is nothing but pure, refined, unadulterated awesome. We want it to be the most kick ass futuristic RPG ever – ok, maybe this sounds pretty bully, but it is our actual goal! You judge if we deliver it!
OH — and you may wonder why we announced our game so early before the release. The reason is that we’re still building our dev team. So if you are a talented dude or dudette, willing to work in a really different company (Gamers rule & boring corporate stuff drools!!) on a super ambitious project, send us your application right now! firstname.lastname@example.org
So you want to know what kind of game cyberpunk 2077 will be? The short description is that it will be a story-heavy nonlinear open world RPG based on the well known cyberpunk pen&paper system and setting. Building open world games is something we are mastering right now, and we believe that properly joining nonlinear gameplay with excellent storytelling will bring a totally new quality. Mmh, we’ll tell some more about it soon!
And that’s not all that’s new we are about to reveal. Our other project, which is much closer to being completed (and yes it will also be a fully open-world game with an intense story you can probably guess the game we’re talking about ) on the 5th of February it will all be clear.
So stay tuned, as we will have quite a lot to show and tell you soon!
We are waiting for you on our newly created forum called Afterlife –what other name could we have chosen for it? (:
CD Projekt RED team.
So besides the obvious recruitment going on here, take a look at those last couple paragraphs. Another project, with an open world and intense story? Who wouldn’t be guessing Witcher 3 right now? Well, we’ll have to wait until February 5th to find out for sure… OH WAIT, that’s tomorrow! Huh, funny how that works.
Here’s the trailer in question. It’s actually a pretty sweet teaser. The hidden message is around 2:13-2:14 if you’re looking for that.
UPDATE: Looks like the cat’s outta of the bag early! GameInformer has been released to its digital subscribers and you’ll never guess what made the cover…
The “surprise” might be blown, but there will surely be more details to look forward to tomorrow!
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