The Cyberpunk 2077 trailer that first revealed the game to the public several years ago has been remade in Star Marine, the first-person shooter component of the still-in-development space sim Star Citizen, and with the game’s Lumberyard engine it still looks pretty good, even in a different game.
The trailer that the Star Citizen remake is lampooning is the first that many people heard about the Cyberpunk game, depicting a group of heavily armored policemen shooting at a woman.
At the time, the trailer got accusations of misogyny from various critics, who apparently conveniently ignored the fact that the woman in question was a psychotic cyborg that had murdered around a dozen people in a bloody rage.
The Cyberpunk 2077 trailer can’t be perfectly mimicked in Star Marine, but the game does do its best; it is in-engine, after all, instead of being a pre-rendered cutscene that can mimic every single thing in the original trailer, ranging from bullets skating off of an android’s synthetic skin to the blood that her arm-blades are soaked in.
And, while I doubt you can do all the sorts of stuff that Cyberpunk 2077 promises in Star Citizen, it’s not like you won’t be able to a whole bunch of other stuff in either game.
The two games, while different, have shown off two different visions of the future: one, in Star Citizen, being optimistic and bright (despite the game’s backstory of humanity being embroiled in an interstellar war) while the other is dark and gritty (where humanity has begun to “improve” itself with cybernetics and more).
Which one proves the more popular on release remains to be seen, though considering one is the most ambitious (and most-funded) Kickstarters around and the other is by the same series that developed the Witcher games (CD Projekt RED), the competition will likely be fierce.