And CD Projekt Red storms into the early lead in the race for 2013’s Trailer of the Year!
Okay, okay – let’s pick our jaws up off the ground and be objective for a second here. Does it show any actual gameplay? Nope. Is there any hint as to how the game might play? Not really, no. On the other hand – is this not the same studio that gave us The Witcher and its celebrated sequel? Yes, yes it is! And are they also not generally all-around good guys (as well as being behind the treasure trove that is GOG.com)? Yep!
So, on the whole, I’d say a certain measure of elation is justified here. To be honest, I would’ve been happy with just an announcement that CD Projekt Red was making another game, any game. A game based on the classic pen-and-paper Cyberpunk 2020 would have me rather curious. An open-world multi-thread nonlinear RPG called Cyberpunk 2077, which openly claims inspiration from Blade Runner? My cup runneth over, friends – think Vesuvius.
If you’d like to see a little more about this trailer’s journey from concept to what you just watched – and who wouldn’t? – click here. Very cool indeed.
On the basis of the above trailer, I can say that one of the games I’m most excited about in the coming year is one that I didn’t know existed until a few hours ago. Say hello to Watch Dogs, the new game from the folks over at Ubisoft Montreal. Here’s what I got from this astonishingly gripping video –
It’s Orwell by way of The Matrix, if they stopped off at Assassin HQ for a coffee with Prototype on the way.
It’s a gorgeous open-world game; so gorgeous, in fact, that it might very well be our first look at what the next generation of video games is going to look like.
It could be very, very special indeed; and I simply can’t wait to find out more. Luckily, there just so happens to be this expo thing going on…
(Check out the original announcement trailer after the break!)