Cyberpunk 2077 News - SKETCHY Cyberpunk Rip-Off, CDPR Biggest In EU & Silverhand's Arm Origin!
CDPR shattering yet another record, a Cyberpunk 2077 rip-off that you’re going to have to see to believe, a delay in the world of cyberpunk (don’t worry its not the game), and Silverhands arm, it’s origin and how we pointed out a detail about it a while back before it was somewhat officially confirmed all in today's Cyberpunk 2077 News!
First up we have CDPR officially surpassing Ubisoft to become the most valuable video game company in Europe in terms of Market capitalisation. Now although this number does fluctuate, this past Monday cemented CDPR at being worth a whopping billion zloty, versus Ubisoft’s billion zloty. Remember that Ubisoft drops a ton of titles in a given year and are slated to release Watch Dogs Legion, Gods and Monsters, Rainbow Six Quarantine, Assassins Creed Valhalla as well as an unknown title, versus CDPRs solo title Cyberpunk 2077.
So much for single player games being dead.
Moving on Developer Net Ease has announced a new mobile game titled Code: T which bares a striking resemblance to Cyberpunk 2077, it’s aesthetic and most definitely in what seems to be its protagonist. Now mobile games are notorious for essentially ripping off larger more successful games, and it really does seem like NetEase is teetering a very very fine line here. Now I’m no lawyer, but loopholes exist, and to be honest looking at this right now, it seems like a suit so early and at this stage is unlikely. I’ll be keeping an eye on this one, but I can foresee legal troubles for this studio as we learn more about it and how far they’ve poached elements from 2077.
Moving on we sadly have a delay on the World of Cyberpunk 2077 Lore book which was expected to launch in early June. It’s been pushed around a month to July 14th, so if you were expecting to get a dose of lore in the form of just under 100 pages of reading material, you’re going to have to wait a bit longer.
definitely A big bummer since the full release of the tabletop RPG Cyberpunk red has also been delayed due to supply chain issues.
Finally, we have a full trailer from Xbox about the development of the Cyberpunk 2077 console. I didn’t think it was going to be quite as interesting as it was, so check it out if you have yet to. Now if you remember my 30-minute-deep dive analysis, one of the bigger points we made was that whilst Johnny Silverhand opposed arasaka for things done to him in the source material lore of Cyberpunk 2020, his arm was manufactured by Araska if you took a deeper look. In this video they explicitly come out and say this, while mentioning the design process behind the Silverhand controller. As you can see the silver part of the controller has the Arasaka branding, as do the fibres that we pointed out have them in Silverhands arm.
We are also introduced to a new corporation named Seocho electronics.