That Cyberpunk 2077 E3 2018 trailer was a lot to take in: neon mohawks, MMA androids, flying cars, non-flying but somehow cooler cars, a lot of guns. But William Gibson, author of Neuromancer and father of cyberpunk, isn't convinced.
"The trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 strikes me as GTA skinned-over with a generic 80s retro-future," Gibson wrote on twitter (opens in new tab), "but hey, that's just me."
The trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 strikes me as GTA skinned-over with a generic 80s retro-future, but hey, that's just me.June 10, 2018
It has to sting a little to be called 'generic 80s retro-future' by the person who helped invent the genre your game is named after (first in the form of Mike Pondsmith's tabletop game). To be fair, though, Gibson also spends his time on Twitter retweeting New York Times op-ed columnist Paul Krugman and former George W. Bush speechwriter David Frum, and that isn't very cyberpunk, either.
What did you think of the trailer? Too retro-future? Just right?