Cyberpunk 2077 PS1 Demake Dreams Up A 1997 Night City (VIDEO)
With The Witcher currently back in the saddle again, CD Projekt RED is currently riding high as it gears up for the studio’s next big RPG, Cyberpunk 2077. The futuristic title certainly has a long list of aspects to anticipate, with everything from its massive open world, stunning visuals, to its feature of fan-favorite actor Keanu Reeves as Johnny Silverhand. The high amount of hype around the project has certainly inspired some incredible fan-creations, with one recent work in Dreams recreating Cyberpunk 2077 as if it was made in the retro era of the PlayStation 1.
Adding to a growing trend of “demakes,” YouTuber Bearly Regal has once again utilized Dreams PS4 to reimagine Cyberpunk’s neon-infused Night City from a 90s perspective. Cleverly calling the project ‘Cyberpunk 1997,’ a new video takes a tour of the player character’s customizable apartment, a market setting, as well as the city itself–with everything retaining the extra-polygonal look associated with Sony’s inaugural console. As an apparent homage to old-school Grand Theft Auto games, the footage concludes with the player patrolling the Night City streets from a colorful top-down perspective. Check out the video below.
While disguised by distance fog and retro de-resolution, Bearly Regal’s creation appears very in-line with Cyberpunk 2077, with many details especially reminiscent of CD Projekt’s glorious gameplay reveal from 2018. Though we’ve covered progress on this Dreams project months prior, fans are still likely to be waiting a while before getting the chance to play it themselves. In a post over Twitter, Bearly expressed gratitude to his fans but admitted an overhaul may be in order to help it “feel more authentic to the era.”
Glad you like it folks! During the development of the GTA segment I stumbled upon a new building technique so I might rebuild everything from scratch so I can make it all feel a little more authentic to the era. Hopefully it won’t take too long as I’d love folk to play it 🙂
— 🐻 Bearly Regal 🏳️🌈 (@Bearskopff) January 11, 2020
In the meantime, Cyberpunk 2077 releases for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on April 16th.
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