Keanu Reeves Might Be Recording Music for ‘Cyberpunk 2077’
With Keanu Reeves revealed to be the second biggest character in Cyberpunk 2077, after only the player themselves, there's a lot of questions about the role he will play in the game. He plays a character called Johnny Silverhand, who in the Cyberpunk universe was a rebellious rock star. So the question naturally comes up, 'Is he going to be recording music for the game?'. Well, developer CD Projekt RED isn't saying no.
"I cannot confirm or deny," lead quest designer Pawel Sasko told VG247. Though, he did reveal that "the song that you have heard when Keanu walked on the stage, the tune that was playing, the heavy one, that's part of it, because that's the music of Johnny Silverhand and that was his voice, what you heard there. But we cannot talk about it yet."
Johnny Silverhand was killed off in a Cyberpunk 2020 expansion, killed by an assassin in 2024. Though his body was never found, it appears that he may be well and truly dead despite appearing in the Cyberpunk 2077 trailer. If you look closely at the trailer, you can see Keanu Reeves flickers in and out of existence, like he's a hologram. Also, at E3, Cyberpunk devs were quick to confirm that Reeves will appear to you as a kind of digital ghost. In the world of Cyberpunk it's possible to have your consciousness saved digitally and uploaded to live on in the cloud. This could well be what's happened to ol' Silverhand.
It sounds like the soundtrack in Cyberpunk 2077 will be a key part of the game, communicating information and backstory to the player. If Silverhand's music is still being played in 2077 and other music is being recorded specifically for CD Projekt RED's sci-fi RPG, then we will be able to pick up a lot about the world we're playing in by the music its citizens listen to.
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