Cyberpunk 2077 won't be playable at E3

CD Projekt Red is bringing Cyberpunk 2077 to E3 2019 in a more limited capacity.

E3 2019 is fast approaching, and with E3 comes questions over what games will be playable on the floor. Arguably one of the most anticipated games of 2019 (or 2020) is Cyberpunk 2077 from CD Projekt Red. While it’d be a huge draw for E3 attendees, unfortunate news has emerged confirming that Cyberpunk 2077 won’t be available in open demo form.

Cyberpunk 2077 Won’t Be Playable at E3

CD Projekt Red confirms there will be gameplay presentations rather than demos for Cyberpunk 2077 at E3 2019.
CD Projekt Red confirms there will be gameplay presentations rather than demos for Cyberpunk 2077 at E3 2019.
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Rather than passing E3 attendees a controller and letting them get a feel for Cyberpunk 2077 on their own, Global Community Lead at CD Projekt Red, Marcin Momot, announced plans to host gameplay presentations instead.

Replying to that thread, Marcin went on to explain that there will be variety to these presentations, with some held behind closed doors and others open to the public. The presentations will be hosted throughout the entirety of E3 2019, and there will be slight differences between these showings according to Marcin.

This seems to suggest that the gameplay shown will be different than the 45 minutes of gameplay revealed to the public last year, as seen in the video embedded down below. The reasoning behind why CD Projekt Red has opted for presentations rather than a floor demo is unclear. It’s possible the game isn’t quite ready for a floor demo, or CD Projekt Red wants to keep certain aspects of the games under wraps for a little bit longer.

With a presentation, you can control what’s show, whereas demos give gamers the chance to uncover secrets and specific mechanics. Regardless of the reason why, we’re excited to check out the presentation from CD Projekt Red this year. Stay tuned, as we’ll be posting throughout E3 2019.

Until then, what do you think of the news that CD Projekt Red will be serving up presentations, rather than demos for Cyberpunk 2077? Are you disappointed, or are you excited to catch another glimpse at the world of Cyberpunk 2077? Let us know down in the comments below!

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