One of 2020’s most anticipated games, Cyberpunk 2077, had a big debut at PAX Australia today. Local publisher Bandai Namco showed off about an hour’s worth of gameplay, and in it, we saw a couple of new and interesting abilities.
The first of these was “Demon Software.” The player character, V, can use this ability to make an enemy attack itself. In the demo shown at PAX Aus, V used the ability targeted at an enemy’s arm, and then that arm attacked the rest of the enemy’s body. It was pretty wicked the way the enemy became possessed and then fought against itself.
One of the other Cyberpunk 2077 abilities shown during the demo was the Nano Wire. Players can use this wire to hack into or connect with other characters in Night City. Alternatively, the wire–which glows orange–can be used to slash and kill enemies.
The Cyberpunk 2077 demo shown at PAX Aus today was seemingly the same behind-closed-doors demo that was released during Gamescom in August. The demo, which was played live on stage by a CD Projekt Red developer, has not yet been released publicly. If history is any indication, that will happen at a later date.
PAX Aus runs October 11-13 in Melbourne, and GameSpot is on hand at the show all weekend to bring you news and further coverage. For more, check out a rundown of all the panels in the GameSpot Theatre.
Cyberpunk 2077 launches in April 2020 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The futuristic game also features movie star Keanu Reeves in a big role.