The fourth Night City Wire broadcast has showcased the variety of cars you can drive in Cyberpunk 2077.
Cars are can be bought or stolen from the streets, and they are divided into different categories- from the cheap Economy class to the top-end Hypercars. There are multiple variations of the same vehicle, a junk version of the same car looks and handles differently than a brand-new model. There will be races.
Purchased cars can be summoned at any time and will arrive to you. CD Projekt Red describes like summoning your horse Roach in The Witcher III (though hopefully they won’t be stuck on roofs), but this is pretty standard stuff in an open world game with a city like GTA V.
Take a look at the trailer below:
But that’s not all. There will be one particular licenced car that will appear in Cyberpunk 2077. It’s a Porsche 911 Turbo (930), driven by Johnny Silverhand (played by Keannu Reeves). CD Projekt Red really emphasised that it’s the 1977 model, so they can say the car will be, in the game, be 100 years old.
Porsche even have their own promo trailer to promote Johnny Silverhand’s ride, decked in his signature colours of silver, black and red with his band Samurai logo’s at the back.
The developers didn’t stop with giving Keannu Reeve’s character a car. They’ve also brought in Reeve’s own motorcycle company, Arch Motorcycle, into the game as well. The Arch Method 143 will be in Cyberpunk 2077, with a bit more cyberpunk flair.
The Night City Wire also shared a behind-the-scenes look at how they record the audio for the vehicles. Over 40 cars were recorded, from the V10 engine of the Lexus LFA to off-road buggies, with a recording setup and effort you would traditionally seen done for a racing game.
The cars in Cyberpunk 2077 may have a futuristic look, but sound-wise, it should be like the gas-guzzlers we have today.
Cyberpunk 2077 launches on November 19 for the PS4, PC (Steam, Epic Games Store, GOG), Xbox One and Stadia.