The team working with developer CD Projekt RED on the first teaser trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 is now giving details on the creation process that has gone into it and is offering fans a chance to look at more concept art.
The team says, “The first drafts of the screenplay and preliminary concept art was created when the game was still in initial stages of core development. In the course of our collaboration with CD Projekt RED, we approached dozens of ideas before settling on a seemingly freeze-framed setting that referenced one of the illustrations from the original game manual.”
The entire behind-the-scenes video can be watched on the creator's site.
It seems that the trailer creators and the core game team at CD Projekt influenced each other, with the core ideas of the game translated into images and the look that Tomek Baginski put together influencing the way the developers looked at their own ideas.
The behind-the-scenes site offers information on the process of actually creating the trailer, complete with a lot of images, and also talks about the equipment used, including the IR 72x18 Megapixel Camera.
The team adds, “Ever since we set out to create it, we knew the promo would work only if the female protagonist engendered a serious emotional response in the viewers and push the aesthetic boundaries of the typical female form.”
The fact that CD Projekt used a real actress and scanned in her particular look allowed them to add emotion and feeling to the Cyberpunk 2077 trailer.
The game is set in the near future and will allow players to explore an urban sprawl called Night City.
One of the core elements of the game will be the braindance, a software that allows any person to experience any kind of memories they choose.
Cyberpunk is based on a pen-and-paper concept and will be launched when it is done.