Cyberpunk 2077 HANDS-ON - 10 Things We Learned

The key things we learned from IGN's 16 hour hands-on with Cyberpunk 2077.

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First announced all the way back in 2012 and pushed back three times from its original April 2020 release date, Cyberpunk 2077 is almost here, set to release on 10th December. And we don’t need to worry about any more delays as the team at CD Projekt Red have reassured fans that the game is (finally) good to go.

Following in the footsteps of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the Polish development team’s latest project is easily the most anticipated game of the decade.

Set within the universe of the Cyberpunk table-top game, 2077 transports players to Night City, a dystopian, crime-infested megacity where corporations and gangs fight for control. It’s in this overcrowded city where you take control of a cybernetically-enhanced mercenary named V where you’re given the freedom to make your mark.

While we still need to wait a little longer until we can take in the sights of Night City for ourselves, a select few have been given the opportunity to get their hands on the game early.

One such person was IGN’s Tom Marks, who’s immense 16 hour preview has given us our first proper insight into what we can expect.

Let's break everything down into the biggest takeaway points.


Glasgow-based cinephile who earned a Master's degree in film studies to spend their time writing about cinema, video games, and horror.