Cyberpunk 2077 Braindance Editor Shown Off During Live Stream

Published: June 25, 2020 12:19 PM /


The Braindance Editor in Cyberpunk 2077

The Braindance Editor feature was shown off during today's Cyberpunk 2077 Night City Wire live stream. It's a feature that allows you to watch memories back and catch details you might have missed in order to help you with quests.

Within the Cyberpunk universe, Braindance was originally created as an experience recording device, but eventually became a huge media empire when Cyberpunk's corporations discovered its potential as a device to engender popular consumption of memories and experiences. Particularly popular and sought-after are "black Braindances", or "XBDs", which are illicit Braindances such as those experienced by murder victims ("flatliners"). Today's Night City Wire stream showed off just such an experience, in which the person recording the Braindance died during its creation.

How will the Braindance feature work in Cyberpunk 2077's gameplay?

The Braindance Editor feature in Cyberpunk 2077 in action
CD Projekt Red says Cyberpunk 2077's Braindance Editor is a "storytelling tool".

Cyberpunk 2077's Braindance Editor allows you to fast forward and rewind through details of certain events, even those protagonist V was not there to witness. The Braindance implant picks up every detail of an event - including sound and visuals those involved might have missed - allowing V to analyze extra layers of what's going on. You can switch between audio and visual layers and even see in the infrared spectrum in some cases. In essence, it's like the Batman: Arkham detective mode on steroids. CD Projekt Red says it's using Braindance to "give you a keyhole" into the lives of Night City's residents. It'll help V uncover clues, but it will also introduce new perspectives on life in the city.

You'll be able to check out Cyberpunk 2077's Braindance Editor feature when the game launches for PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One on November 19th. Though the game has been delayed multiple times, CD Projekt Red says this date is now final.

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