V and Jackie drive a crappy car to the big city in a new Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay video

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CD Projekt has dropped a new Cyberpunk 2077 (opens in new tab) gameplay video showcasing nearly seven minutes of action from the early stages of the Nomad lifepath. The trailer, actually a series of brief clips spliced into a sort of "day in the life" montage, sees our Cyber-hero V fixing up his shitbox, doing a bit of smuggling with his apparently-new partner Jackie, having a chat with a creepy border agent, then cruising the rainy streets of Night City and, of course, getting into a gunfight.

Near the end of the video we also get a quick look at MAX-TAC in action. Also known as "Psycho Squads," they're the elite, heavily-armed police responsible for dealing with outbreaks of extreme cyberpsychosis. A MAX-TAC agent appeared very briefly in the Postcards from Night City video (opens in new tab) in September, but they featured much more prominently in the very first Cyberpunk 2077 teaser (opens in new tab), released all the way back in January 2013.

The video is actually intended to show off gameplay on the PlayStation 4 Pro and PS5 consoles, which may be intended as a bit of reassurance in the wake of the most recent delay: CD Projekt said in October that the game is "ready for the PC (opens in new tab)," but that current-gen console versions "require a bit of additional time."

It looks pretty good, although you can only get so much out of seven minutes of video. For a deeper dive into life in Night City, don't miss our newest preview (opens in new tab), and if you're going to be playing it on PC, be sure to check out the recently-updated system requirements (opens in new tab).

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.