The first teaser trailer for CD Projekt Red's Cyberpunk 2077 has arrived, and it's a doozy. Thankfully, the developers sent over a press release with a lengthy description of exactly what's going on. Says studio head Adam Badowski:
The teaser shows how the Psycho Squad might acquire a new member. The Psycho Squad specializes in combating “psychos” – 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.'
When a psycho goes on the rampage, strange things can happen. There’s going to be a lot of carnage, so the psycho might be taken down by regular police, but they’re not always able to get the job done. When things spin out of control, they call in MAX-TAC (Maximum Force Tactical Division), popularly called the 'Psycho Squad'. And these guys are exceptional, these guys are crack troops. The fact that they’re proud of that name tells you a bit about their mindset. They wear a badge with their official emblem on their right sleeve, but their left is reserved for their unofficial Psycho Squad emblem. It’s primitively made and the image itself is on the crude side of things. It’s not unlike a badge special force operators might make and wear to distinguish themselves from the ranks of grunts in any theatre of war.
Another release mentioned some more details about the city: "The metropolis of Night City is a stage set to tell the tale of one individual, raised on the streets, who tries to lift himself up from the gutter and find a way to survive amongst boostergangs and megacorporationsin a city of filth and sin," they read. "Psychos go on rampages and the streets are filled with junkies addicted to a new form of entertainment – the braindance, a cheap way to experience the emotions and stimuli of someone else, someone living a more exciting life." Braindances sound a bit like video games, but pumped directly into your brain. Where do we sign up?
The "when it's ready" tease at the end of the trailer is just mean, though the next image does hint at another project, which we're guessing could be The Witcher 3; it reads "See what else CD Projekt Red is up to," with the date 5 Feb. 2013. We can't wait.