The highlight of the conference this year was easily Keanu Reeves making a surprise appearance at Electronic Entertainment Expo 2019. This was during the Cyberpunk 2077 trailer which not only opened up pre-orders, it also confirmed the game’s release date.
Keanu Reeves stole the show at the E3 conference not only when he appeared in the Cyberpunk 2077 trailer, but also when he actually walked out on stage to promote the game. People in the audience recounted online that the cheers for him were deafening when he walked on stage.
Phil Spencer, boss at Xbox, also spoke about how secretive they had to be with Mr. Reeves’ scheduled appearance. So much so that a stand-in rehearsed his lines and he was referred to by a codename as well. He said Mr. Reeves actually came to the conference center on the morning of the showcase itself. He was also in the room right next to him.
When talking to him, Spencer made sure to explain that the E3 conference wasn’t like your average corporate gig. He was specific in mentioning that the fans would indeed go absolutely insane once they see Keanu Reeves himself walk out on stage.
It also helped that the game he chose to appear in was already a very hyped game that people have been looking forward to. Cyberpunk 2077 is being developed by CD Projekt Red, the same company behind the Witcher series of video games.
The trailer didn’t reveal too much of the plot besides the fact that Keanu Reeves will be playing Johnny Silverhand in the game. A fan favorite actor playing a fan favorite character is a very potent combo.
Regarding Keanu Reeves walking out on stage to talk about Cyberpunk 2077 during the E3 conference, here’s what Phil Spencer had to say:
“I think he was kind of blown away by the response, and I loved how we just wallowed in it. and then when he came back off he was just like, ‘wow.’”
The E3 conference wasn’t the only place Keanu Reeves stole hearts. Streamer reactions to the Cyberpunk 2077 trailer everywhere expressed absolute glee and delight. So the addition of Keanu Reeves in Cyberpunk 2077 cast was more than welcome by the fans. Is CD Projekt Red is hiding any other Cameos? We will have to wait and see!