E3 2019: CD Projekt Red’s ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ will star Keanu Reeves

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  • Monday, 10 Jun 2019

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR XBOX - Keanu Reeves, Cyberpunk 2077 Actor, unveils the release date at the Xbox E3 2019 Briefing at the Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live, Sunday, June 9, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Casey Rodgers/Invision for Xbox/AP Images)

LOS ANGELES: Cyberpunk 2077 will star actor Keanu Reeves, who took the stage at Xbox's E3 2019 Briefing to announce the game's release date: April 16, 2020. 

Reeves will portray Johnny Silverhand, a "legendary rockerboy", according to a press release from CD Projekt Red. In addition to his likeness and voice-over, the actor will also perform "full-body motion capture" for the character. 

"Cyberpunk 2077 is a narrative-driven, open-world RPG set in the most vibrant and dangerous metropolis of the future – Night City," the release says. "The game follows the story of V, a hired gun on the rise in a world of cyber-enhanced street warriors, tech-savvy netrunners, and corporate life-hackers. Featuring CD Projekt Red's hallmark concept of choices and consequences, players will face difficult decisions that ripple through the entire game. Winner of over 100 awards at E3 2018, Cyberpunk 2077 is set in the universe of the classic pen-and-paper RPG system, Cyberpunk 2020." 

The title is available to pre-order on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. The publisher is also offering a collector's edition that comes with an art book, 10in character statue, a steelbook case, and more. 

The annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, better known as E3, takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Centre from June 11 to 13. As is tradition, however, things kicked off early on Saturday at 12pm ET with Electronic Arts' EA Play event, which was held at the Hollywood Palladium on June 8 and 9. 

Microsoft had its big Xbox E3 2019 Briefing on Sunday, June 9, at 4pm ET. Publishers Bethesda and Devolver Digital also hosted press conferences that same evening at 8.30pm and 10pm ET, respectively. 

E3 2019 is coming to Los Angeles on June 11 through 13. – Variety/Reuters

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