Cyberpunk 2077 and World of Warcraft are two games that couldn't be more different. The former is all guns, grime, and gangs while WoW is all about ganks, grinds, and goblins. I'd never guess the two could properly mix, but then I watched this incredible crossover trailer made by YouTuber Duren, and now I secretly wish Cyberpunk 2077 was set in a futuristic high-fantasy setting.
If you've paid close attention to Cyberpunk 2077 over its painfully long development, you'll probably recognize the trailer embedded above. It's a recreation of the trailer CD Projekt Red debuted at E3 2018 but using character models and environments plucked straight out of World of Warcraft.
The result is phenomenal. Duren leans heavily on WoW's more sci-fi elements, like the Gnomish city of Mechagon, but I love how much character and flair these elements add. It reminds me a lot of the Shadowrun games, which also blend fantasy and sci-fi, but those games never got a trailer this stylish or cool.
If WoW machinima is your thing, Duren is incredibly talented and worth checking out. They've created several 24-minute long episodes of a WoW miniseries called The Legion, and have also recreated other famous trailers in WoW like Mad Max and Jurassic Park, seen below.
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With over 7 years of experience with in-depth feature reporting, Steven's mission is to chronicle the fascinating ways that games intersect our lives. Whether it's colossal in-game wars in an MMO, or long-haul truckers who turn to games to protect them from the loneliness of the open road, Steven tries to unearth PC gaming's greatest untold stories. His love of PC gaming started extremely early. Without money to spend, he spent an entire day watching the progress bar on a 25mb download of the Heroes of Might and Magic 2 demo that he then played for at least a hundred hours. It was a good demo.