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Someone got hold of Cyberpunk 2077 early and streamed 20 minutes of it

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Though Cyberpunk 2077 (opens in new tab) doesn't release until December 10, while CD Projekt Red continues working on the day-one patch there are physical copies sitting on shelves in warehouses. Except for one copy, which made its way into the hands of some players who streamed 20 minutes of the open-world RPG's opening last night.

The footage comes from the PS4 Pro version (which means it's in 1080p), and was quickly spotted and saved and shared around on forums (opens in new tab). It skips most of character creation (not even bothering to look at the tooth or fingernail customization (opens in new tab) options), and depicts some of the prologue of the Nomad lifepath. V gets their car fixed in a small town outside Night City, is hassled by the local sheriff, then breaks into a telecom tower to get a radio signal and reach out to a contact. 

It's not much to be honest, and you have to sit through some stoned bros talking over the top instead of playing most of the time. Frankly, it's not worth it. But seeing how the Nomad's storyline opens has made me want to play the Street Kid instead, so I can experience Night City ASAP.

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Jody Macgregor
Jody Macgregor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, and Playboy.com, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was published in 2015, he edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and actually did play every Warhammer videogame.