Cyberpunk 2077 has received the demake treatment courtesy of one fan. YouTuber Bearly Regal has created a partial demake of the game inside Dreams, the early access version of Media Molecule’s game builder for PS4.
Cyberpunk 1997, as the demake is called, starts in the player’s apartment, before they move through the market and into the main city, where the camera moves from first-person to an overhead perspective, ala the original Grand Theft Auto. A lot of attention has been paid to the 90s user interface–it’s a bit higher fidelity than games made during the period, but the aesthetic is right.
The game is “coming soon to Dreams,” which releases on February 14, 2020. It will be interesting to see how far the Dreams engine is pushed, and how faithfully the Cyberpunk experience carries over.
Bearly Regal has been working on this for a while–in July 2019, he released a video of the work-in-progress version of Cyberpunk 1997, and showed how he was working in Dreams to develop it. He’s also previously imagined how Death Stranding might look as a PS1 game.
Cyberpunk 2077, meanwhile, releases for PC, PS4, and Xbox One on April 15, 2020. Here’s why it’s one of our most anticipated games of 2020.
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Author: James O’Connor