Cyberpunk 2077’s plot details have seemingly leaked and it looks like the game will start with the aftermatch to what happens to the characters in Cyberpunk 2020. If you want to know more about the events that lead to up to Cyberpunk 2077, read here.
Cyberpunk 2077 Plot Leaks
Cyberpunk 2077 has been in development for almost a decade and with the release date arching closer, fans have been getting riled up about the lore of the story. There are a lot of things that have happened since Cyberpunk 2020 which explains the fate of the characters.
Events in Cyberpunk 2020 show that Johnny Silverhand has been killed in action and his presence on a chip in Cyberpunk 2077, suggests that he might be on a chip called Soulkiller. This chip was developed by Alt Cunningham, Johnny Silverhand’s girlfriend who was kidnapped by the Arasaka corporation.
Militech and Arasaka go head to head in a battle where Johhny is killed by Adam Smasher, but before Johnny lost his life it looks like a digital copy was created and stored on a chip.
The Soulkiller chip can grant immortality to whoever possesses it, you can transfer your entire consciousness to that chip and have your body age and die while your mind stays intact.
It looks like Johnny in an attempt to save Alt has his mind transferred to the Soulkiller chip and is on a mission to bring her back.
Alt Cunningham escaped via the web and being a netrunner probably has found a haven for herself. While the motives of Johnny Silverhand seem to be unclear right now.
It fits within Johnny Silverhand’s narrative that he wants to burn Night City, it has also alluded that Johnny Silverhand will have his motives in Cyberpunk 2077 and the fact his influence will have a major role on the storyline.
There have also been leaks about Arasaka using Johnny Silverhand’s virtual image and implanting the chip in the player’s mind so that the player can themselves work against Militec and bring the Soulkiller chip back to them.
One more gameplay change that has gone under the radar in recent times is that you won’t be able to wall-run in Cyberpunk 2077. This was taken out by the devs recently and a lot of the gameplay experience has been changed following the gameplay demo that was showcased a while back.
It looks like Cyberpunk 2077 will bring a lot of difficult choices to the players and depending on those choices the players will then be able to experience a different narrative of the story. Your choice of class that you begin the game with will certainly have a big impact as you progress in the game.
CD Projekt RED has already confirmed that there will be expansion packs to the story and possibly sequels that will share the world of the game. If the characters make out of Cyberpunk 2077 remains to be seen.