China Challenges Cyberpunk 2077 With ‘Syn’ Coming for Consoles & PC, Tech Demo Revealed

Tencent Games recently hosted its annual conference and also took the opportunity to announce a new Cyberpunk 2077-themed project better known by the codename “Syn”. The game in question is currently under development at Lightspeed & Quantum Studios in Tencent:

Syn is basically an open-world FPS for PC and consoles, although during the presentation it was not specified which consoles, in particular, were targeted. In addition, during the event, it was stated that the game will be “globally marketed” and, for the occasion, a special trailer in English was presented, which means that we can expect the arrival of the title in North America and Europe.

The trailer itself was called a “Technical Demo” for the game and was truly impressive, not to say a little crazy and interesting. We see cybernetic pets rather impressive and we witness a creation of really beautiful characters obtained in collaboration with Epic Games: the animal itself can be customized both in appearance and in features.

We would like to remind our viewers that the development of Syn is still ongoing, so the game could change a lot before seeing the light. Here is an overview of the technical demo, via the video:

Welcome to Tencent Games’ Lightspeed and Quantum Studios’ SYN, a tech demo for a globally marketed PC and console open-world first-person shooter game. Everything you see in this demo is not final. We tried to push forward state-of-the-art, real-time graphics in a cyberpunk-style world with an intriguing universe and striking visuals.

Our characters are realistic, yet stylish, with various customization features including cosmetics, skins, and extremely realistic effects achieved with our strand-based hair system through cooperation with Epic Games.

Players can choose to play as one of the three factions along with their very own cybernetic pet, each with their own unique customizable looks and traits.

Our immersive character and vehicle selection and customization process takes place within our open-world universe, so characters can interact with their environment even while being modified in real-time by users.

Check the tech demo of Syn below.