Cyberpunk 2077 E3 2019 “Public Demo” Cancelled, Only Influencers Will Get Exclusive Access

Cyberpunk 2077 E3 2019 demo won’t be as public as many thought. For months, CD Projekt RED teased the studio’s arrival at E3 2019 with a brand new trailer. However, in the end, the promised public demo won’t be as public as we thought.

According to news from the official Discord of Cyberpunk and CD Projekt RED, there are two demos planned for E3 2019. Influencers are prioritized and will get exclusive access to one of the demos of the game.

Meanwhile, the second demo will be public but only E3 attendees will have access to it. The “public demo” won’t be uploaded nor streamed online. Cyberpunk 2077 subreddit moderator “ShPh” speculated that this could be out of fear of the demo being ripped apart by the community.

One of the key points I was referring to was people picking apart each and every scene in the gameplay demo. Last year CDPR showed the demo only privately at E3 and Gamescom. This year they are allowing the general public to view the demo, but it would be obvious that one of the reasons they aren’t confident in uploading it is that they don’t want it to be picked apart, as happened last time.

The last Cyberpunk 2077 demo was criticized by a vocal minority but the majority of the fan-base loved what CD Projekt RED showed us. It seems the marketing team is making decisions based on feedback from a vocal minority which shows the developers don’t have much confidence in their own product.

The move does not bode well for Cyberpunk 2077 and many are questioning if the game is actually all it’s hyped to be? One look at Reddit tells the story of how the community feels about the lack of a proper “public demo” at E3 2019.

Influencers will write pieces and talk about the game on their YouTube channels. Influencers will act as the middle-men between the community and CD Projekt RED. No recording, streaming, and uploading is allowed.

CD Projekt RED has a history of delivering quality games and so much fear (if it is that) and secrecy doesn’t make sense. Unless there is something not right with Cyberpunk 2077 and the developers need more time with the game. But then why show it at all? What’s interesting and bit more concerning is that there will be no open and closed beta for Cyberpunk 2077 as well.

Cyberpunk 2077 is coming out on PS4, Xbox One, and PC “whenever it’s ready.” Moreover, there is going to be mod support it seems but developers have no plans to share at the moment.

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