CD Projekt Red revealed the latest Cyberpunk 2077 trailer during Xbox’s E3 press conference, and what surprising is Keanu Reeves, the one you know as John Wick, is a character in the game. No clear explanation about Reeves’ character’s role would have before. But later, CD Projekt Red has confirmed that Reeves is not a cameo, rather plays a “key character” in the game.
“The trailer reveals one of the key characters of Cyberpunk 2077, Johnny Silverhand. The legendary rocker boy is played by Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves. In addition to his appearance and voice, Reeves is also providing full-body motion capture for the character,” reads an official press release.
For those who don’t know yet, Johnny Silverhand is one of the main characters in the Cyberpunk 2020 series, which is the old game series Cyberpunk 2077 is based on. What’s fascinating is that in Cyberpunk 2020 lore, Silverhand has died. It looks like either CD Projekt Red is presenting some creative non-canonical stories, or is resurrecting the character somehow. It’s still unclear which case is true.
Cyberpunk 2077 will be released for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC on April 16, 2020. No additional ports have been announced yet, though next-gen ports sure have been hinted a few times by CD Projekt Red.