Keanu Reeves has essentially been the face of CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 alongside the game’s player-controlled protagonist, V. And while the actor plays Johnny Silverhand —the frontman of the in-game Samurai band— he’s also been playing the game according to the studio’s recent financial report.
Adam Kiciński, CEO of CD Projekt Red had mentioned in a Seeking Alpha transcription of the call (Thanks, Twisted Voxel) that Keanu Reeves had played the game. “Yes. He played the game. But as far as I know haven’t finished yet. So — but definitely, he played the game and he loves it,” he said.
The actor has recently seen the movie Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) release this year, and he’s involved in other movie projects such as John Wick: Chapter 4, John Wick: Chapter 5, The Matrix 4, and others. His role as Johnny Silverhand in Cyberpunk 2077 was documented in more detail during the last Night City Wire, a CD Projekt Red live stream that details all things Cyberpunk.
While players primarily play as V, Johnny Silverhand has been a key character for marketing the game prior to release. A recent TV spot, for example, shows off a live-action Keanu Reeves as the world of Night City is detailed. Although his actual role in the game hasn’t been entirely revealed to avoid spoilers, he certainly comes with some serious attitude and looks to have some involvement in the main storyline.
It’s probably obvious that he’s enjoying the game due to him being in the game itself and also part of the marketing, but I for one find it interesting that he’s finding time to sit down and play the game while juggling all his other projects.
We’ve seen footage of the game running on Xbox, and also on PlayStation. Those looking at picking the game up on PC have seen the official system specifications revealed. Cyberpunk 2077 is due to be launching on December 10, 2020 and will be available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S, and Stadia.
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