Night City is the city of megacorporations, but street gangs also have their share of power. The Watson district has a particular problem with a gang known as the Maelstrom. Royce is their boss. He raids corporate transports and sells stolen tech on the streets. He's cold, calculating and distrustful. People see him as a psycho but it might just be a facade to instill fear in others.
Cyberpunk 2077 Demo Highlights
Simon Randall, better known as Royce, is the leader of the Maelstrom gang in Cyberpunk 2077. His name and bio are mentioned in the E3 2018 demo highlights pamphlet.
Royce is a psychopath. He violently took over one of the key Maelstrom crews in the city from the last boss, Brick. He is impossible to control, impossible to predict – you can never be sure Royce won't just pull out his gun and shoot you in the head. Just for the hell of it.
Royce is featured in the E3 2018 gameplay video, where Dexter Deshawn tasks V with purchasing a stolen Militech bot from Royce's gang.
The mission can be completed in a variety of ways, but during the gameplay walkthrough, V is forced to take him on after being tricked by Militech agent Meredith Stout during the deal. Royce is seen wearing an armored exoskeleton during the final confrontation with V and Jackie.