The fact that Keanu Reeves is a universally beloved star made it quite a challenge for CD Projekt RED to create the character of Johnny Silverhand.

Keanu Reeves is known to almost everyone (and if someone doesn’t know him, sorry). The Canadian star is famous not only for her exceptional acting talent, but also for her extremely friendly character. However, his kindness and personal charm prompted the developers of CD Projekt RED quite a problem in the creation of the character of Johnny Silverhandwho, we know, is far from being a nice boy.

Pavel Sasko, the game’s lead quest designer, shed some light on this complicated process at the Game Developers Conference event.

  • According to the developer Keanu Reeves has what is called “star power”, so regardless of the qualities of the character he plays, players will always be on his side..
  • Thus, the development team, To avoid such a situation, he decided to make Silverhand, at least at the beginning of the story, a “real asshole”.

So Johnny Silverhand, when you first meet him in Cyberpunk, he’s a real jerk. Because we wanted to make sure we could draw that big arc, of being a horrible person to the point where you really like that. ‘boy, and I really get it,’ Sasko revealed (via

Who knows, it’s possible the developers will “treat” Idris Elba, who will play the role of Solomon Reed in Phantom Liberty, Cyberpunk 2077’s upcoming DLC, the same way. community sympathy.

What will become of it? We’ll find out on the expansion’s release day, which should be this year. The title is heading to PC, PS5 and XSX/S, bypassing the latest generation consoles.

Finally, as a reminder, let’s revisit the memorable E3 show in 2019 and Keanu Reeves’ now iconic “you’re awesome.”

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