With the release of Cyberpunk 2077 around the corner, Keanu Reeves has spoken about his experiences working on the game in a new behind-the-scenes video.
During the final episode of Night City Wire, the official livestream for Cyberpunk 2077, video game developer CD Projekt RED and Reeves discussed the actor’s contributions to the game.
Reeves, who portrays the enigmatic terrorist-rockstar Johnny Silverhand in the game, said: “I’ve had the opportunity to do voiceover a few times, I’ve worked on a cartoon, I had done some documentaries, but I’ve never done this much.”
Reeves also dug deeper into his character’s psyche: “You get to see Johnny as the rock star, you hear about his military past, and he’s fighting for his survival. So he’s kind of got all these things leading into the moment of this guy.”
“It’s really kind of an interpretation, because I think there’s a Johnny Silverhand in all of us. He’s got a lot of energy, he’s got a good sense of humour, if a little dark at times,” he added. “He’s very passionate – he cares. He’s kind of naïve, but he’s also super-experienced in life. He’s got, certainly, an appetite for life.”
Speaking about the game itself, Reeves said: “There’s a real drama to the game, real emotional stakes to it, then there’s lighter sides to it. Of course, there’s the music, production design, technologically how cutting edge it is. I don’t think there’ll be a game that looks like this, yeah, it’s intense.”
With Cyberpunk 2077 scheduled for its release on December 10, Reeves is carrying on his action-led approach with a brand new comic book series. Called BRZRKR, the 12-issue limited series follows an immortal warrior, who’s half-man, half-god, and looks suspiciously like Reeves. The actor will also appear in the upcoming Matrix sequel, where he’ll resume his role as Neo.