A new trailer came out for Cyberpunk 2077 not too long ago, and I have to say that it’s got me feeling a little excited for the game again. The path from announcement to release has been quite a long one, so it’s been hard to stay invested in it most of the time. Anyway, this time we get a look at our possible backstories, and I have to say that I what’s being presented here. Check it out!
To me, this is looking like a proper evolution of the backstories from the original Dragon Age: Origins. In that game, players got to choose one of several origin stories and play them out before starting the main story. It was a chance to get to know one’s character and the people who are (or were) important to them. I’ve yet to see another game revisit the idea, so it’s incredible to see the idea not only revived, but seemingly improved-upon in Cyberpunk 2077.
All three of these backstories seem like valid choices, and with the level of detail going into this game, I’m sure they’ll have some sort of impact on the main story. Now, which one to choose…. Honestly, I’m leaning towards either the Nomad or Corpo backstories at the moment. I love the country car-culture thing going on there and I think it would be interesting to see how that version of V would adapt to a place like Night City. As for Corpo V, well I suppose I just find the sci-fi corporate espionage interesting; it would also be interesting to play as someone who’s probably just as bad as those he’s fighting against.
What did you think of this trailer? Which backstory are you leaning towards?
Lede image is official promotional screenshot from CD Projekt Red’s site