It's not often I get all hot and bothered over a couple of screenshots, particularly edgy "teaser" screenshots like those below - but Cyberpunk 2077, sir, is the work of The Witcher 2 household CD Projekt, and The Witcher 2, sir, is one of the best RPGs on Xbox 360.
Apparently we can expect a trailer for the new game on Thursday. Here's the need to know: it's an RPG based on a classic pen-and-paper game, and according to admittedly scrappy translations of an interview with CD Projekt's Adam Kiciński, will appear on next generation consoles alongside The Witcher 3 (which has yet to be announced). Matt got very, very excited back in June last year. Take a big whiff.
Posting on the developer's blog, senior designer Marcin Janiszewski had this to say about the rigours of adapting the Cyberpunk 2020 tabletop game to console. "Every game mechanic we introduce has to have a purpose. We can't simply add them because they sound cool or work really well when you sit around with your friends. Things may look and feel great on a paper but may simply not work in a computer game.
"The same goes for features in other computer games - it may work in that particular game but is it going to work in another? Most of the time, the simplest things are the hardest to get right. This deceptive simplicity is like a minefield ... you find out about it when it's already too late.
"As much as we would like to implement every single feature from the original Cyberpunk 2020 and to get as many different amazing game features into the game as possible, we are only demi-gods and our powers are limited by that speck of human blood. You also need to remember that every game out there has its own story to tell and its own original contributions to make and Cyberpunk 2077 is no different..."
Looking forward to that trailer, Marcin.