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Timelines are in flux. Future unclear. Try again later.

– Mike Pondsmith, [citation needed]

The timeline of the Cyberpunk series has gone through many iterations, with new sourcebooks and games continually expanding on its world. This article covers the canonical timeline following events from Cyberpunk 2013 and Cyberpunk 2020, as established by R. Talsorian Games and CD Projekt RED in Cyberpunk RED and Cyberpunk 2077. Information about the non-canon Cyberpunk Version 3.0 and its alternate timeline can be found here.

Other timelines are included within the Japan, China, Soviet Union, Korea, and Australia articles, as well as the timeline for South-East Asia and Europe.

Series history

Released in 1988, the first Cyberpunk game, Cyberpunk 2013 introduced players to the world of the dark future. Three supplementary books were released, fleshing out the world and character roles.

In 1990, a second edition was released, titled Cyberpunk 2020, the timeline was moved forward 7 years to the year 2020. As a result much of the information from 2013 was greatly expanded upon, the setting of Night City became real and many of the corporations were given full backstories.

In 1993, the timeline was again pushed forward by another 7 years with CyberGeneration, which focused on supernatural abilities in a more dangerous world. The CyberGeneration series then turned into a spin-off in an alternate reality.

In 1997, the Firestorm books were published. These two—originally three—adventure books were meant to introduce the concept of the Fourth Corporate War to the player and move the story forward into the late 2020s-30s. The campaign pitched the player up against Arasaka, but with the help of many of the named characters throughout the series such as Morgan Blackhand and Johnny Silverhand. A third Firestorm book was planned but eventually became part of the Cyberpunk V3.0 rule book.

In 2005, Cyberpunk Version 3.0 was published. The timeline was pushed into the 2030s and was a direct followup to the events of the Firestorm series. In 3.0, the world had to deal with the fallout of the Fourth Corporate War and the Arasaka nuke in Night City, and the data corruption on the Net. Reviews were negative based on the setting change as well as some of the presentation elements in the book.

In 2013, Polish video game developer CD Projekt RED announced they had acquired the licence to develop video games based on the Cyberpunk series with creator Mike Pondsmith working closely with the Polish studio. Cyberpunk 2077 would move the timeline much further into the year 2077. The game had a full reveal in 2018, with players assuming the role of V, a lowly cyberpunk in Night City.

Mike Pondsmith later announced Cyberpunk RED, a new edition of the pen & paper RPG set sometime before 2077. As a result of the RED Edition and 2077, the timeline was significantly changed. Creator Mike Pondsmith has said the official timeline is up in the air in regards to the later editions. As such, elements of the Firestorm books and the Cyberpunk v3.0 books have been retired, though which elements are currently unknown.

With the release of the Cyberpunk RED Jumpstart kit, it is revealed that the Fourth Corporate War, the crash of the Net, and the Arasaka mini-nuke events all canonically occur. The World Book places the Fourth Corporate War as starting in 2021 but becoming official in 2022. The crash of the Net is caused by the DataKrash virus, triggered by a dead-man switch activated with the death of Rache Bartmoss, which happens in 2022. The Arasaka mini-nuke event is referred to as the "Night City Holocaust" and is shown to take place in 2023.

Regional timelines

Timeline overview

The timeline of the Cyberpunk series diverges dramatically from our own around roughly the 1990s—although other divergences do occur well before then, albeit smaller in size and scope—where the fall of the Soviet Union at the end of the Cold War leads to a dissemination of nuclear weapons on the black market. Coupled with a US government "deep state" called the Gang of Four, the world soon finds itself in the midst of an economic crisis and the Collapse. Proxy wars, trade wars, and a resurgent Europe butt against the prevailing US world order. Eventually, brief nuclear exchanges and biological warfare around the globe cause the gradual decline of Western civilization. Societies collapse and many governments either dissolve or are reduced to reactionary, petty authoritarian states.

In the chaos, corporations fill the vacuum of power amidst a collapsing social order. Technological advances, unbridled from government oversight or ethical limitations lead to hundreds of new inventions. As time wears on, some corporations become as powerful as the countries they are housed in. Ultimately, four corporate wars occurred by 2023, each one becoming more overt and deadly than the last. The infamous Fourth Corporate War was brought to an end by the detonation of a nuclear bomb in the heart of Night City. The years that followed until 2045, the Time of the Red, were a period of global reconstruction as corporations and governments alike tried to recover from unparalleled economic and environmental damage. By 2077, corporate influence is more pervasive than ever, and fears of another devasting corporate war loom large on the horizon.

Lawlessness, chaos and technology. This is the world of Cyberpunk.

1800s - 1950s

1960s - 1980s

1990s

  • 1995
    • Construction on the Kilimanjaro Massdriver starts.[8]
    • Yorinobu Arasaka is born.[1]
    • Anastasia Luccessi is born.[2]
    • The Grand unification of Ministries and agencies is carried out in Japan.[4]
    • A Civil war breaks out in China with the Maoist Loyalist Cabal conquering large swaths of the country.[4]
    • The Bloods gang controls all of Miami, Florida.[6]
    • Evienne De Tours is born.[10]
  • 1997
    • The MidEast Meltdown occurs.[8]
    • Conflict in the Japanese government begins between right winged Arasaka and the bureaucratic FACS Group.
    • August 3: Popular Rockerboy Manson, is killed in the United Kingdom.[8]
    • California's economy follows suit with the rest of the nation, and collapses.
    • The KGB Rebellion occurs in the USSR. The event is known as the Nights of Fire.[3]
    • Anatoly Novikovo lays the groundwork for a private army using the remnants of the OMON Unit.[3]
    • Tycho, the first Luna colony, is founded.[11]
    • A toxic spill occurs in the Pacific Northwest, wiping out the fishing industries in the area.[8][7]
    • The Gang of Four are formally investigated.[7]
    • The United States Military reforms into Combined Operations Groups.[7]
    • The Bald Hill political scandal occurs in Japan, 60% of politicians were arrested for bribery charges.[4]
    • Hong Kong is returned to China from Britain.[4]
    • Drug and smuggling laws are repealed in Thailand.[4]
    • The Yasubisu Affair occurs. 24 French Police officers are killed by Arasaka Security when attempting to arrest a high level executive.
  • 1998
    • A 10.5 Earthquake decimates Los Angeles. 35% of the city is underwater and upwards of 65000 people are killed.[8]
    • A drought in the Midwest destroys a large amount of crops. Many farms go out of business.[8]
    • The Luds, a Neo-Luddite group emerges in Kentucky. They begin a spree of bombings that last nearly ten years.[8]
    • Rory and Lea Murchison are born.[1]
    • Richard Night is killed by the mafia.[9]
    • Tsunami Defense Systems is founded by Toshio Yamabatsu, Timothy Davidson, and Michelle Teguchi Langley in Osaka, Japan.
    • Coronado City is renamed Night City, in memory of its founder.[9]
    • Howard Murchison is assassinated by Colin Powers.[1]
    • Gerhard Kessler takes control of the International Electric Corporation.[1]
    • The United States Military undergoes trials for a new rifle to replace the M16A2.[2]
    • The formation of the Soviet state oil industries is completed and is known as SovOil.[3]
    • The Martial Law Authority is formed in the United Kingdom. It declares a state of emergency and removes the monarchy. King Charles III, Prince Andrew, and other members of the royal family are forced into exile or detained.
    • Indonesian President Suharto dies.[4]
    • Construction begins on the Intercontinental Maglev system in Night City.
    • Directive 1998-EC-A-000534 is launched in the EC.[10]

2000s

  • 2001
    • The World Sat Network is constructed. The Framework for the Net is set up.[8]
    • Armatech-Luccessi is renamed Militech Arms International.[2]
    • Lawrence Hilliard Innovation Ltd is renamed The Hilliard Corporation.
    • The Japan Aerospace Bureau is established.
    • A Military coup occurs in Britain and the British Monarchy collapses.
    • Australia reforms as the Federal Republic of Australia. Western Australia declares independence after rejecting the new government, they are backed by Arasaka.[4]
    • The Jodes finish the salvage operation in LA. They do not win any construction contracts and are left out of a job as a result.[6]
  • 2002
    • The Food Crash occurs. Crops around the world are hit by a new virus. The United States survives after developing a counter agent.[8]
    • SovOil declares itself independent of the USSR government. As a result. Gorborev resigns in disgrace.[3]
    • Igor Starobin is named president of the USSR.
    • Lupold Korepino is promoted to General of the Soviet Army.[3]
    • Valentin Domanevka joins SovOil.[3]
    • Copernicus, the second Luna Colony is founded.[11]
    • The Santorini Volcano erupts in the Aegean sea, many Greek Islands are hit hard by Tsunamis.[13]
  • 2008
    • The Orbital War begins. United States forces attack a soviet space installation, the EuroSpace Agency joins the conflict on the side of the soviets. The conflict lasts only a few weeks, and ends after intervention by the Luna Colony.[8]
    • Colorado Springs is destroyed by a meteor shot by the Tycho Massdriver on Luna.[8]
    • Alice Springs, in Australia's Northern territory, is also hit by the Tycho Massdriver. 25,000 people are killed.[4]
    • November 7: The United States government undergoes a period of reform. Martial law is lifted once again, and free elections occur.[7]
    • Taiwan declares independence with the assistance of the Arasaka Corporation.[4]
    • General Jiang Xiax is elected head of the Chinese communist party.[4]
    • The Intercontinental MagLev project in Night City is completed.[7]
    • Greece attempts to annex Cyprus, they are unsuccessful.[10]

2010s

  • 2011
    • Corporations "restructured" the Night City Council due to the anarchy in the last decade.
    • July 13: Bryan LeShawn sets record for deepest independent suit dive, utilizing the Poseidon Fluid Breathing Suit.
    • The Crystal Palace space station is completed by the EuroSpace Agency.[8][11]
    • Joint Euro-Soviet mission to mars is a success.[8][11]
    • The Night City Mob War ends, with the Corporations emerging victorious.[9]
    • Marshall R. Shepard joins Petrochem.[3]
    • Filipino President Ramos is killed and his succeed by President Aguilar.[4]
    • An experimental Nanotech device is used in Australia, but becomes dangerously out of control. It is abandoned.[4]
    • An oil rig is hijacked in the Gulf of Mexico and a new Pirate haven is formed, called MetaKey.[6]
  • 2012
    • A Bioplague is unleashed on Chicago, IL. 1700 are killed.[8]
    • Alt Cunningham captured by Arasaka. Concert riot in Night City kills 18, wounds 51. Old Arasaka complex gutted. Alt Cunningham dies.[8]
    • Gerhard Kessler is assassinated.[1]
    • Yarno Kurgasyn retires from SovOil.[3]
    • Arkady Cherminino assumes control of SovOil.[3]
    • Nanotechnology breakthrough is achieved.[11]
    • Filipino President Aguilar is killed for cheating in the election, his successor President Lopez is killed on the way to his inauguration.[4]
    • The Nomad Long Walk ends with only 10% returning home.[6]
    • Drought decimates Spain and a small Corporate war breaks out over water rights. The EC intervenes to stop the conflict.[10]
    • MetaCorp is founded.
  • 2014
    • Turf wars begin in Night City, they are known as The Metal Wars.[8]
    • I-G Transform Redesign the Net.[4][8]
    • Emperor Shinka-Tenno is removed from power in Japan.[4]
    • The Peoples Liberation Party regain control of large areas of southern China.[4]
    • Hong Kong is liberated.
    • The Association of Southeastern Asian Nations is reformed.
    • The Amnesty International office in London is bombed. They set up a new HQ in New Zealand.[4]
    • The Cape York spaceport completes construction.[4]
    • The Church of Poland is formed, splitting from the Vatican.[10]
    • Kizamasu Inc. own major portion of Houston to build corporate city.[4]
  • 2017
    • Blair is inaugurated as President of the United States of America. His vice president is Elizabeth Kress.
    • The first self-aware human clone is created.[8][11]
    • The O'Neill Two Space colony is completed and named Galileo Cylinder.[11]
    • NASA launches a mission to mars.[11]
    • Imperial Metropolitan Agriculture forces capture Bristol, dealing a blow to the Martial Law Authority and strengthening the Restoration movement.
    • London is flooded as the Thames flood barriers are bombed.
    • The Martial Law Authority is disbanded and the monarchy is restored in the United Kingdom. Princess Beatrice is crowned Queen Victoria II in Westminster Abbey a week later. A new period of martial law is declared to maintain order while the UK's districts and reorganized and the Democratic Government Committee debates how to set up the new Parliament. The DGC has yet to issue a final report as of 2020.
    • Arasaka discovers precious natural deposits under a facility in Africa. Militech supports the native population in removing Arasaka, they fail and Arasaka buy the rights to the land.
    • The Seven Nomad Nations are formed.[6]
    • A Neurotoxin spill occurs in the Latvian town of Jelgava. Lithuania is to blame.
  • 2018
    • EuroSpace Agency launch a mission to Jupiter.[8][11]
    • The European Brushfire War begins.[8]
    • The O'Neill Three space colony is completes and named Paradise Station.[11]
    • The EuroSpace Agency send another joint mission to mars with SovOil.[11]
    • Human cloning laws are passed in Europe.[10]
    • The Pirate Haven of MetaKey is moved to Tampa Florida to begin the salvage operation of the city.[6]
    • Poland is attacked by Czechoslovakia but are repelled.
    • Romania invades Bulgaria.
    • Rolf Schneider is elected president of the European Council.
    • Evienne De Tours is elected to join the European Council.[10]
    • Interpol launches their organized crime division.[10]
    • Directive 2017-EC-A-001021 is launched in the EC.[10]
    • Greece annexes Macedonia with the aid of Albania. In retaliation Serbia invades Albania.[10]
    • Pritap Suwarti is assassinated.
    • Amelia Young dies.
    • U.S. President Blair falls ill and is incapacitated. His vice president, Elizabeth Kress, becomes acting president.
  • 2019
    • April 14: President Blair dies. Elizabeth Kress is sworn in as the next President of the United States of America, and holds office until at least 2045, winning re-election at least four times.
    • L-5 Space colonies revolt and declare independence.[11]
    • L-4 Space colonies placed under martial law.[11]
    • Orbital colony revolt at L-3.[8]
    • NASA Mars mission is successful.[11]
    • Emperor Jinkyoku-Tenno ascends the throne in Japan.[4]
    • Opium production begins anew in the golden triangle of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos.[4]
    • Storm Technology begins operations in Chicago, Illinois.[6]
    • Albania is annexed by Yugoslavia.

2020s

  • 2020
    • The events of Cyberpunk 2020 take place.[8]
    • The Second Joint SovOil ESA Mars mission is successful.[11]
    • Storm Technology contracts the Jodes and The Aldecaldo Clan to begin the Chicago salvage and reconstruction project.[6]
    • Several Nomad nations are contracted to build an extension of the Intercontinental MagLev in Boston, MA.[6]
    • Carbon Plague ravages Night City for two weeks, then mysteriously stops.
    • Chicago Rebuilding Project begins.
    • NASA's crewed Pathfinder mission to Jupiter launches in the summer of 2020. It is expected to reach Jupiter in 2025.[14]
  • 2021
    • NASA builds a base on Mars, it is called Chryse Base.[11]
    • StreeTemps open regional offices in San Francisco and Seattle.
    • Euro Aquacorp CINO attempts to acquire bankrupt Aquacorp IHAG.
  • 2023
    • International trade breaks down.[15]
    • Gargoyles Nomad tribe plans New York City Maglev extension preliminary work to begin.
    • NASA begins offering commercial flights to Mars.[11]
    • Contact is lost with the Pathfinder mission to Jupiter after Cape Canaveral and NASA's mission control center are destroyed during the Fourth Corporate War.[14]
    • August 20: The Night City Holocaust. Nuclear device detonated in Arasaka Tower, much of central Night City destroyed. Over a half million people are killed. Another quarter million die in the resulting aftermath.[15][16]
    • Militech nationalized by President Elizabeth Kress.[15]
    • Arasaka forces expelled from continental US.
    • Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Northern California, and British Colombia unify into the Pacifica Confederation.
    • Time of the Red begins. Atmospheric particles from widespread devastation stains sky red for two years.[15]
    • Kei Arasaka is talked into committing seppuku by Spider Murphy.
    • The Net is shut down by Rache Bartmoss.[15]
    • The Japanese government nearly collapses, but saves itself by forcing Arasaka to take the full blame for the destruction of the Fourth Corporate War. Arasaka is forced to confine its operations to Japan for the next several years as it rebuilds its reputation.[15]
  • 2025
    • The Fourth Corporate War officially ends.[15]
    • Arasaka is exiled back to Japan.[15]
    • NASA and the Japanese Aerospace Bureau launch a joint mission to Saturn.
    • Alt Cunningham establishes Ghost World in the ruins of Hong Kong.

2026 - 2029

  • The Diaspora begins. Groups displaced from ruined cities set out to reclaim locations abandoned since the Collapse.[15]
  • Widespread looting of old tech and abandoned storehouses.[15]
  • Limited VPNs with corporate parks.[15]
  • United States is a functional dictatorship under Pres. Elizabeth Kress's State of Emergency.[15]
  • 2026
    • The opposing sides in the Fourth Corporate War sign a belated formal truce. Militech then tries and fails to reestablish contact with NASA's lost Pathfinder mission.[14]

2030s - 2040s

2030 - 2035

  • Resettlement of Suburban Night City.[15]
  • Reestablishing of Nomad High Roads.[15]
  • Start of CitiNets, local VPNs established in some Reclaimed Cities.[15]
  • Rumors of Johnny Silverhand's body being found in cold storage in the wreckage of Old Night City arise.[15]
  • Start of Night City Reconstruction[15]

2035 - 2049

  • First Wave Cities start Reclamation.[15]
  • Rebuilding of old factories and old tech begins to be replaced, new corps begin to rise.[15]
  • Sightings of Morgan Blackhand in various First Wave cities arise.[15]
  • Netwatch attempts to clear out the R.A.B.I.D.S. fail, all major nodes into the old NET shutdown.[15]
  • Establishment of first Data Pools.[15]
  • First Megabuildings constructed to handle population growth.[15]
  • Events of Cyberpunk RED take place.[15]
  • Jackie Welles was born.
  • 2049
    • June 10/October 12: V is born.

2050s

  • 2050
    • Shiming Xu's defense company, now debt-free under his leadership, is rebranded Kang Tao. It officially debuted on the weapons market with the A-22B Chao smart-pistol, making a bold play for a niche dominated by Arasaka.
  • 2051
    • A major outbreak of "bird flu" occurs in Night City, killing 7,000 people.[18]
  • 2059
    • A second major bird flu outbreak occurs in Night City, killing 10,000 people.[18]

2060s

  • 2060
    • Lucius Rhyne elected to the Night City Council as a member of the Devolutionist Party.[12]
    • Thorton Colby C125 ends production.
    • Lagaretta predicts that the pace of technological development of the time would lead to the confirmation of the existence of white holes and the discovery of a theory for quantum gravity within fifteen years.[19]
  • 2061
    • A third major bird flu outbreak called the Great Bird Flu of 2061[20] occurs in Night City, killing 12,000 people.[18]
  • 2062
    • Haiti is officially abandoned after a series of vicious storms. A large portion of its population resettles in Night City's Pacifica District.[12]
    • Quadra Turbo-R 740 ends production.
    • The private security company Secure Services Inc. (SSI) is founded.
    • July 17: NC Dam Ltd. begins construction of a dam and reservoir outside Night City. Residents of the town of Laguna Bend, set be flooded by the reservoir, attempt to disrupt construction, but are forcibly evacuated.
  • 2063
    • May 4: Night City adopts the Avian Extermination Act to quell outbreaks of avian-borne diseases, which claimed tens of thousands of lives in the city across multiple epidemics over the past decade.[18]
  • 2067
    • An Arasaka bodyguard intercepts an assassin's bullet, saving the life of the Emperor of Japan.
    • The Moxes are formed after the death of Elizabeth Borden.
    • The first permanent human settlement is constructed in Antarctica.[20]
    • The last wild shark dies.
  • 2068
    • A major bushfire in Australia kills the entire wild koala population with the exception of one survivor, named "Omega", who becomes the last of her species. A citizen protest prevents authorities from euthanising Omega.[20]
  • 2069
    • January: Rosalind Myers, previously the CEO of Militech, is elected President of the New United States of America.
    • January: The Unification War starts. At the direction of President Myers, the New United States of America instigates a campaign to re-annex the Free States.[12]
    • Higurashi 20-13 Mantis Blades line is discontinued because of a flaw: they interfaced poorly with neural processors and a certain section of the prefrontal cortex.[21]

2070s

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  • 2070
    • June 6: On this day during the Unification War, the NUSA carpet bombs Sacramento. Night City, under siege from NUSA forces, receives "humanitarian aid" from the Soviet Union that independent observers claim consists of truckloads of weapons. The Republic of Texas also officially closes its borders to refugees from Night City.
    • June: The Unification War ends after Arasaka arrives to break the siege of Night City at the request of Councilman Lucius Rhyne. Unwilling to draw Arasaka into the war, President Rosalind Myers reluctantly signs the Treaty of Unification with the Free States to end hostilities. Night City becomes an independent city-state and Lucius Rhyne is elected mayor. For its help, Rhyne welcomes Arasaka back to the city, giving it a seat on the Night City Council and allowing it to rebuild its American headquarters in the new Corpo Plaza.[12][22]
    • Kang Tao rapidly expanded the "smart guns" market, leaving behind its past competition Nokota and Tekhtronika. Now Kang Tao is competing with the major players like Arasaka and Tsunami Defense Systems.
  • 2071
    • Arasaka security forces prevent mass riots in San Francisco.
    • Night City criminalizes the sale of domesticated fowl such as chickens on the grounds that they have become carriers of a plague.[23]
  • 2073
    • DT&R tripled their airship fuel consumption to satisfy Australia's growing need for plastic.[12]
  • 2074
    • October 24: In Italy, an earthquake kills an estimated 98 people. In Night City, President Rosalind Myers' offer to provide Militech forces for the city's security is sharply criticized by the NCPD Commissioner.
    • An Arasaka investigation destroys a terrorist cell in Rio de Janeiro, killing all those responsible for a series of attacks.
  • 2075
    • Sasquatch becomes the leader of the Animals gang.[25]
    • The Night City Journal names Somalia the #1 tourism destination of 2075.
  • 2076
    • By 2076 Night City had lost over 29% of its population, about 3 million people, due to unspecified circumstances. This was the third largest population loss of any city in America that year.
    • NASA's crewed Pathfinder mission to Jupiter remains missing after fifty years of searching for its signal.[14]
    • October/November: Cyberpunk 2077 Prologue takes place.[26]
  • 2077
    • Arasaka announces the development of the Relic, a unique biochip which users can imprint their personalities on for their descendants to communicate with after they die.
    • Switzerland's publishing house since 1488 prints its final book and goes bankrupt.[20]
    • China and India hold an economic summit and sign a trade agreement. China lifts its ban on the export of certain rare earth metals to India, and both countries agree to open their shared border to allow organic persons and biopodders to cross.[20]
    • Biotechnica geneticists announce they can now revive three extinct species, the North American beaver, swift fox, and eastern cottontail, on-demand for wealthy clients.[20]
    • Worsening atmospheric conditions reduce the common gull population to critically endangered levels.[20]
    • Antonio Luccessi, founder of Militech, dies.
    • April-Before August: Cyberpunk 2077 Acts 1 to 3 take place half a year after the Prologue.[26][27]
      • April: V and Jackie are hired by fixer Dexter DeShawn to carry out a heist to steal a special chip prototype known as the Relic from Yorinobu Arasaka's suite in Konpeki Plaza.
      • May 1st: The Kujira arrives in Night City, aboard are Saburo Arasaka, Hanako Arasaka and Goro Takemura.
      • The heist occurs not long after the Kujira's arrival. During the heist, Saburo Arasaka is murdered by his son, Yorinobu. V and Jackie escape Konpeki Plaza with the Relic, but Jackie dies shortly after. V is killed by Dexter to cover his tracks, but is revived by the Relic and rescued by Goro Takemura.
      • Yorinobu becomes Arasaka's next CEO, and blames his father's death on Militech, exacerbating tensions between the two corporations. Yorinobu also begins subtly dismantling Arasaka, framing his changes as necessary reforms and financial streamlining.
      • Mayor Lucius Rhyne of Night City dies. Deputy Mayor Weldon Holt becomes Acting Mayor until a new election is held. Holt, City Councilman Jefferson Peralez, and a slate of less significant individuals announce their candidacy for the election. Peralez eventually wins the election and becomes Night City's next mayor.
      • "Omega", the last living wild koala, dies outside Sydney, Australia.
      • NUSA President Rosalind Myers announces she will seek another term in office.
      • Militech announces plans to construct a new colony on Mars, and begins selling residential modules.
      • V manages to contact with Alt Cunningham to find information about Soulkiller.
      • V, with the help of Panam Palmer, assault a power plant to create an EMP which takes down a Kang Tao AV carrying the Relic designer Anders Hellman. The incident results in a significant power outage for Night City that causes over €$120 million in damage.
      • Hanako Arasaka is kidnapped by V and Goro Takemura during the Aratama Matsuri festival in Night City. She is later rescued by a strike force led by Adam Smasher.
      • V confronts their imminent death due to the Relic and chooses their fate. V's decision has potential ramifications for the future of Arasaka and the world.
    • Summer/Autumn: A few months[28] after the assault on Arasaka Tower, V is either at the Arasaka Orbital Station where his Relic chip has been extracted. If they returned from Mikoshi they are on their way to the Crystal Palace or leaving Night City for good. If Johnny was the one to return he leaves the city as well.
  • 2078
    • April 20-30: Night Corp expects to finalize construction of a maglev network connecting Night City to other NUSA cities.
    • May 3-5: Lizzy Wizzy is scheduled to play concerts at the Crystal Palace as part of her Cosmic Tour.
    • Winter: The first connections of Night Corp's intercontinental maglev network are planned to become operational.
    • Moore Technologies plans to release the Artifex, an advanced 3D printer that scans the user's brain to create objects that the user imagines.

2080s

  • 2080
    • Night Corp's 3-hour maglev connection to Chicago is expected to become operational.
    • Leading AI analytics predicts, with 74% confidence, that a second hot war between the New United States and the Free States will occur by this year.

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  13. Countdown to the Dark Future #217
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 Pathfinder: Half a Century of Silence
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  16. The Day the Tower Fell
  17. 17.0 17.1 Peralezes' profiles retrieved during the Dream On in Cyberpunk 2077
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 Night After Night with ZiggyQ
  19. The Valar Mission, Back to Square One
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 20.6 20.7 Cyberpunk 2077 News broadcasts
  21. Dialogue with Melissa Rory during the Bullets side job in Cyberpunk 2077
  22. Cyberpunk 2077 World Compendium
  23. Dialogue with Placide
  24. All Foods Plant/Computers
  25. Dossier: Sasquatch
  26. 26.0 26.1 Diary (117-121/77): Saburo Arasaka's diary which states the 5 days of travel on the Kujira to Night City. Day 117 of 2077 is April 27th. Also, two shards suggest the events are happening between spring and summer.
  27. Based on a N54 News broadcast in Cyberpunk 2077 in which Gillean Jordan states that the 54th anniversary of the "AHQ Disaster" is approaching. The AHQ Disaster occurred on August 23, 2023, so the 54th anniversary would fall on August 23, 2077. The N54 News broadcast can be viewed throughout Acts 1, 2, and 3 of the game, indicating that the events of those acts occur before August 23, 2077.
  28. Path of Glory - V to Judy: "[...] For the past few months, nothing..."
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