The journalists of the gaming portal IGN interviewed Keanu Reeves at E3 2019. The kindest actor on the planet spoke about the details of his participation in the development of Cyberpunk 2077. New details about the importance of Johnny Silharenda, the hero of Reeves, in the plot of the project, Keanu’s impressions of working with a Polish studio and much more – first-hand.
“I play the role of rebel Johnny Silhekhenda. He is a former military man who founded his own rock band Samurai, playing protest music. I don’t know what I can say about him and what is not, but I think I can tell you the following: at some point in the game, the hero seems to die, but somehow he will still be with you, ”shared Keanu. – CD Projekt RED allowed me to bring my vision into the image of the character. You know, it's not just dubbing. I play a role. The way Johnny Silkhend speaks, the way he moves is a very personalized hero. He has not only my face and my voice. ”
Keanu also shared his impressions about working with the studio:
You know, I somehow missed the development of motion capture technologies. When they first recorded the facial expressions of my face, my eyes darkened for a second. This stream of cameras … Face recording took up five terabytes of storage space. Five terabytes! I felt like I was dealing with some kind of super secret equipment. I have several friends who have worked on dubbing game characters. For me, this is the first such experience. And most of all I was attracted to the plot of Cyberpunk 2077 – it’s not just a game, it’s practically a movie. I saw the plot, this is pure literature. This is your personal adventure, and my character will play a huge role in it. I will be part of your journey, and you … you will be part of mine.
The president of the CD Projekt RED studio shared with other details about Silkenold. Journalists found out that the hero Reeves will become a kind of narrator in the game. Action Cyberpunk 2077 will be released April 16, 2020 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.