Cyberpunk 2077 Talks Johnny Silverhand, Music, and More in Night City Wire's Final Epsiode

Published: Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 12:51 | By: Robert N. Adams
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CD Projekt Red
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CD Projekt Red
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November 19, 2020
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Cyberpunk 2077 Night City Wire Episode 5 has premiered, revealing more about Johnny SIlverhand, working with Keanu Reeves, and some special surprises in store for players.

Millions of gamers are looking forward to Cyberpunk 2077 and this has been helped along with episodes of Night City Wire, a special show created by CD Projekt Red to tell us more about the world of the game. A new episode has been revealed detailing the lore behind Johnny Silverhand, the work involved in making the game's music, and much more.

 
 

Johnny Silverhand is a 'co-protagonist' of Cyberpunk 2077

One of the earliest reveals for the game was that Johnny Silverhand was a "digital ghost" — an echo of someone's personality. Longtime fans of the pencil and paper RPG are familiar with the mystery of the Rockerboy. Johnny Silverhand has been missing for some time and is presumed dead, and today's episode has told new players a little bit more about this iconic legend.

Cyberpunk 2077's English Adaptation Director Borys Pugacz-Muraszkiewicz noted that both V (the player character) and Johnny Silverhand have their own agendas in the plot of Cyberpunk 2077; they'll have to work together to accomplish their respective goals with only one body to split between them. Keanu Reeves revealed that portraying Johnny Silverhand felt somewhat like playing multiple characters as he had to cover the bases for potential responses to the player. In short, it looks like Johnny Silverhand is going to be with you for a large portion of the game (if not the whole thing).

Get some insight into your co-protagonist by checking out the official trailer highlighting Johnny Silverhand below!

Cyberpunk 2077 Night City Wire Episode 5 Talks Tunes

The game's music was a big focus of Cyberpunk 2077 Night City Wire Episode 5. CD Projekt Red has aimed to make the game especially streamer-friendly with an option for players to swap out music that could result in DMCA problems with an alternate track.

While there are still a few weeks to go for the game's launch, a special 6-track EP will also be released featuring some of the game's music is being released on streaming services today to hype players up for its December 10 launch.

Cyberpunk 2077 Will Have In-Game Bonuses for Other CD Projekt Titles

Another reveal in Cyberpunk 2077 Night City Wire Episode 5 was some early details of the "My Rewards" program. Players who connect the game to their GOG account can unlock in-game items like a jacket and t-shirt from The Witcher 3 and a GOG t-shirt.

That's not all, though — this system will work both ways. For example, players who buy Cyberpunk 2077 will unlock special cosmetics in Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, such as the breathtaking title. We'll find out more details about this system when CD Projekt Red shares them at a later date.

New Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay Trailer Closes Out The Show

The final reveal of the show was a brand-new Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay trailer that serves as an excellent primer on the game. One of the more interesting reveals shows exactly how Johnny Silverhand got into your head — his personality was included in a biochip that got damaged during a heist, forcing you to place it into your head to keep it from being destroyed.

 

Another focus of this new gameplay trailer was the sheer amount of options available to players. Aside from the mountain of cybernetic mods and story choices, there will also be a lot of fun diversions that players can enjoy throughout their time in the game.

Cyberpunk 2077 Night City Wire Episode 5 serves as the final episode of this special series that details this massive new world created by CD Projekt Red. You'll be able to play it for yourself when it launches on December 10, 2020. You can pre-order Cyberpunk 2077 via the game's official website starting at $59.99 or your regional equivalent.

What was your favorite reveal in Night City Wire Episode 5? Are you buying Cyberpunk 2077 when it launches or will you wait a while before picking it up? Let us know in the comments below!


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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!