Will Cyberpunk 2077 be the most screenshottable game ever?

What’s your favorite game to screenshot?

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I had one recurring takeaway during this five-minute Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay trailer, even though it’s something that has been at the forefront of my mind ever since CD Projekt Red’s fantastic showing at E3 2018. Hell, I’m sure you’ve been thinking it all along too. “Fuck, this game looks so unique and beautiful.”

Every three-or-so seconds, the trailer cuts to a new scene in Night City, and it’s almost always a visual feast. The art and design just seems so immaculate. It’s a city that you’re going to want to constantly photograph. Cyberpunk 2077 will have a photo mode, hopefully it’s a robust one. Some people are going to forget to play this game in favor of capturing it.

The other thought that crossed my mind is “How are we going to end up in all of these situations?” The trailer shows so many different settings and scenes that it seems impossible to experience them all. It’s so diverse that it almost looks like the content is endless even though we know it isn’t. Like, how do we get to a talk show where a double-amputee gets bionic arms? I just can’t imagine a scenario where there’s a pause from all the gang-busting and corpo-infiltration to go watch The Ellen Show 2077.

Rollercoaster riding, skinny dipping, punk rocking, blowing up Terminators in the desert, Keanuing — it’s all a part of the Cyberpunk 2077 experience. At some point, you’ll find time to smuggle this brainchip and topple capitalism, or whatever’s going on here.

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