The game is an open-world action-adventure RPG set in the existing Cyberpunk universe laid out in previous installments. Players choose a character class to play as and customise their mercenary avatar, V, as they see fit.
Set in Night City, California, 57 years from now, Cyberpunk 2077 explores a corporate autocracy where the player must steal an important piece of technology from the reigning corporation, Arasaka, that the Steam page describes as
the key to immortality.
The game's release time varies across platforms. On PC, it has a fixed time of midnight on the morning of 10 December, UTC. However, on last gen's consoles the release time is midnight local time, meaning that console players who changed their timezone to New Zealand Time (which is 18 hours ahead of EST) have already been playing the game for almost nine hours now (as of writing).
The game is not out on the current gen's consoles yet, and won't be until next year.
The game has suffered many delays after initially setting a release date of 16 April 2020. It was then delayed to 17 September, 19 November, and finally 10 December. CD Projekt Red says these delays are because the game still needed further polishing, and the company wants
to make Cyberpunk 2077 something that will stay with you for years to come.
Plagued with issues, controversy and delays during its development, Cyberpunk 2077 is finally here for fans to enjoy. After they install the large day one patch, of course.