Ever since CD Projekt Red revealed that Keanu Reeves will be playing a character in Cyberpunk 2077, fans have been looking forward to hearing more news and updates about the actor and his character, Johnny Silverhand.
Given the new information we’ve gathered recently, it appears that Keanu Reeves plays an integral role in the upcoming RPG in more ways than one. For one thing, it was recently confirmed by CD Projekt Red’s senior quest designer, Patrick Mills, that the actor himself is canon in the game’s lore.
The fifth and last episode of Night City Wire focused on Keanu Reeves’ Johnny Silverhand and how the character was brought to life. Thanks to this latest episode, we now know that Silverhand plays a bigger role in the game than we initially anticipated.
Cyberpunk 2077’s protagonist, V, merges with Silverhand in one scene after a mysterious bio-chip gets inserted into their brain. From here, players will be able to see and understand what Silverhand’s motives are.
Not only that, fans will be ecstatic to know that Reeves revealed in an interview that Silverhand will be a playable character in some parts of the game. While the actor talks about what it was like to play as Silverhand and all the processes involved, there are a couple of gameplay clips that clearly show the game from Silverhand’s perspective.
For instance, there’s one footage that shows Silverhand singing and rocking along to his band and one scene where he intimidates what looks to be a ruffian inside a bathroom.
GameSpot also confirmed that all these first-person footage that show Silverhand’s metal arm is, in fact, the several in-game scenes wherein the player can take full control of the “rockerboy” and activist. It appears that the reason why Silverhand is playable is because at some point, V will be able to look through and experience Silverhand’s memories.
This has definitely piqued the interest of many fans, given how Silverhand was thought to be dead before the events of Cyberpunk 2077. As such, it would definitely be interesting to learn more about the character’s backstory and discover why (and how) he has inhabited the mind of our main protagonist.
That being said, Reeves has a lot to say about his character. For one thing, he said that he had a lot of fun playing as Silverhand because the character offered a lot of range. After all, Reeves had to act out the same scenes in different ways due to the multiple dialogue options available in the game.
Among other things, the Night City Wire episode also showcased a lot of scenes featuring Silverhand. Given his personality and his bizarre sense of humor, he seems like an interesting companion to explore Night City with.
Asides from Keanu Reeves and Johnny Silverhand, however, CD Projekt Red also revealed a lot of new things about Cyberpunk 2077 during the last episode of Night City Wire. Overall, it’s safe to say that the highly-awaited cyberpunk title will be bigger than we ever imagined.
Cyberpunk 2077’s release date right now is fast approaching, but we hope that the game’s development will no longer go through any hiccups so that all of us can finally experience this game for ourselves.