Cyberpunk 2077 Easter Eggs Feel Like More Marketing

Cyberpunk 2077 has a familiar bike called Yaiba Kusanagi CT-3X. Available from Fixer Wakako Okada after earning Street Credit Level 12 in the Westbrook area. This costs 22,000 expensive vortices.

At first glance at the striking red chassis, the 1988 anime classic Akira can only jump into the hearts of those familiar with it, but Kusanagi says that video games are usually such a reality. Not treated with the same arrogance as providing a reference to the world. Filled with some of the pre-release screenshots, like many of Cyberpunk’s original space vehicles, the option to buy is pushed to your phone. CD Projekt Red puts it in the foreground and centered, rather than making a subtle nod to the original work of dystopian anime. This is what most of Cyberpunk 2077’s so-called “Easter eggs” look like, which is strange.

The use of the term “Easter egg” to describe the secrets of the game was popularized by Atari’s Steve Wright in 1980 after programmer Warren Rovinet hid his credits in an adventure. Traditionally, they were very difficult to find and were sneaked into developers as a reference to what they loved or as a joke unknown to their senior officials. That is, they often share a personal or intimate touch. Many deliberately break the fourth wall and speak directly to the player.

From finding John Romero’s head in Doom 2 to the sign on the GTA San Andreas Bridge that says “There are no Easter eggs here, please leave”, they give us a special moment of discovery. Will do it. Some players enjoy hunting, so the entire community is gathering to discover the ultimate secret of the game. Some have been created by them, such as the endless hunt of San Andreas’ Bigfoot, which the developers claim.

Cyberpunk 2077 Easter Eggs do not have these qualities.Even inclusions that make you feel double dazzling excitement just feel off.. Whether Hideo Kojima is making a cameo smack bang in the middle of the competition plaza, or a Batmobile-like vehicle hidden in a cave next to a piece of folklore about a superhero, these References do not provide knowledgeable, genuine, spontaneous developers-player winks, the essence of Easter eggs.They feel plan, Not a tertiary feature that we discover only if we are lucky or diligent, but as part of the world as the monolithic neon buildings that flock to the skyline.

Cyberpunk is diverting Easter eggs in the social media era

From bikes to detailed characters with a few lines of dialogue, the work required to add these references means that they can be seen. This creates this strange sense of stolen courage. Calling an Easter egg is as dishonest as calling Iron Man’s skin. Fortnite makes a “subtle” nod to Marvel’s Avengers. It’s not that they aren’t a worthwhile addition, but rather that they aren’t Easter eggs in the traditional sense. They are hard-working encounters that serve the sole purpose of continuing the conversation.

There is certainly no shortage of discussions about Cyberpunk 2077. Some of them were certainly not intended, but the latest issue is the response to CD Projekt Red’s second class action proceeding. This all helps keep us talking about the game. Cyberpunk is not a service game. DLC is available, but not suitable for extensions such as strategy games where new factions can easily join. It’s a spectacular single-player RPG made at a huge cost, and CDPR needs to keep that in mind. That’s why cyberpunk is at the forefront of diverting Easter eggs in the social media era.

Night night view of the city from the rooftop of Cyberpunk 2077

There are influencers who are also famous as in-game advertising and quest providers. GLaDOS on the portal calls out to the AI ​​character in a side quest and adds the line “Cake is gone”. You can throw “Praise the Sun” emotes in photo mode. Half-Life 3, Demolition Man, The Witcher 3, we were able to continue. These references may make you smile, but they aren’t as subtle as billboard ads, and come at the expense of reliability.

As soon as he realizes that a street preacher outside V’s apartment is being played by a famous streamer, he dismisses the character altogether. It’s not the one who praises his true thoughts and feelings about cyberware, it’s Cohh Carnage. Cyberpunk 2077 is a metaphysical Swiss cheese. It is structurally compromised by many obvious portals to the real world.

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Although the conversation is aimed at continuing, we inevitably saw the best expression of this strategy at launch. The 2077 release of cyberpunk was built around the fear of being overlooked and exploded with in-game reference clips from the office to Blade Runner within hours of moving to live social media. From the outside, cyberpunk seemed to be full of pop culture secrets to discover, but barely visible in-game. Perhaps this gives a glimpse into the future of Easter eggs. A Fortnite-esque erosion of integrity in the world of marketing, memes, and even single-player games.

Read Rich’s Cyberpunk 2077 review here, or if you’re looking for something a little different, check out our list of the best open world games and the best RPG games.

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