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Gaming NewsJan 15, 2018 at 9:00a PSTby Michal Manka

Cyberpunk 2077 to be presented during E3 2018

Last Wednesday marked the 5th anniversary of the release of Cyberpunk 2077’s teaser trailer – that’s also when the mysterious “beep” appeared on the game’s official Twitter. Will actual footage from the anticipated game finally see the light of day?

It seems that what we’ve all been waiting for might be here faster than expected. The new game by CD Projekt Red – Cyberpunk 2077 – might be presented in public during E3, which begins on June 12th this year. We’ve recently learned that the Warsaw-based studio will fly to Los Angeles with a fully playable demo that will be available for journalists and other media representatives behind closed doors. If this indeed happens, CD Projekt Red will finally cut short the Internet-wide speculations about the state of their newest game, which were fueled by reports about employees leaving the team and new job openings in the recent months.

We’ve acquired the information about CD Projekt Red’s plan to showcase the game during the most important gaming event of the year through our associate Polish website from two independent sources; in both cases we cannot reveal their identity. Please keep in mind, though, that any news of this sort should be treated with caution. Until CD Projekt Red officially announces that Cyberpunk 2077 will be shown during E3, there is absolutely no certainty that this will happen. However, we strongly believe that our sources are right.

According to our sources, a new trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 is said to be one of the highlights of the conferences that always take place before the expo opens its doors. After all, it would seem natural for CD Projekt Red to strike a deal with one of the big companies like Microsoft or Sony, which have their presentations during E3. That’s exactly what happened with The Witcher 3, which was presented during Microsoft’s Xbox briefing back in 2013. What’s more, the studio is rumored to present a playable demo at closed showcases during the actual expo. This means that it’s not unlikely that a serious chunk of gameplay with dev commentary will be released online at the same time. If nothing happens before June and our sources are correct, these will be the first ever presentations of Cyberpunk 2077. Up to this point, CD Projekt Red had only showed us a short teaser announcing the game. Last Wednesday marked the 5th anniversary of that video’s release.

It’s important to note that the information we acquired partially correlates with what YouTuber LegacyKillaHD revealed last Thursday, stating that the source of his information was someone at Sony. According to him, the Warsaw-based studio has already sent an early demo to Sony for testing, and CD Projekt Red itself plans to release the trailer or present a demo of Cyberpunk 2077 during E3. Whether that happens, we’ll know in June.

We reached out to a representative of CD Projekt Red to ask for a comment, and we’ve received a usual response stating that the company does not comment on gossip or speculation.