The lead up to launch day for any game is always exciting, but I’m struggling to think of a game which has managed to edge its fans on for so long. After nearly a decade passing since the first E3 trailer was shown off, a long enough span of time that grade schoolers at the time can now vote or that high school freshman have had time enough graduate college, no statement about the hypetrain could be more hyperbolic.
Now that we’re seeing new drip feed news installments with the Night City Wire, how closely is everyone following?
I’m a little apprehensive that consuming all the teased information for another 3 or so months might ultimately be worse for my personal experience. The devs have little to do to sell me the game, I already know I want it. With that in mind, my main concern is that (what I hope is) a solid title may be hurt by setting expectations too high by binging on too much promotional material. Flip side would be a release like the Outer Worlds, which I did successfully dodge most in-depth looks at the game... only to later find out the inescapable marketing trailers were riding high on nostalgia for games like New Vegas, while the dev interviews were trying to walk back wild speculation about the size and scope of the game with some surprising honesty.
So if you are following, what’s the tone you feel has been set by Cyberpunk? Does it feel like this is explicitly marketing material, made only to sell the game to the folks still on the fence, or do they seem to be offering up reasonable expectations and a more sober look at game features?