- there's only one vehicle in the futuristic world of cyberpunk 2077, and it's a modified 1977 porsche 930 turbo.
- the car has been upgraded to fit in with the flying police cars and cybernetic enhancements of this universe, so it now has autonomous drive capabilities and a color scheme to match main character johnny silverhand (keanu reeves).
- porsche built a one-off physical version of the digital car, and it's on display at the porsche museum in germany this week.
there are game masters who take their role-playing seriously, and then there's porsche.
to bring people into your game, you could spend time painting miniatures and landscape while coming up with the perfect villain to challenge your party. or you could dive head-first into re-creating a car from the 1970s for a video game set in the 2070s that's set to release in 2020. porsche took the latter route.
in the ever-evolving cyberpunk world, which stared as a tabletop rpg released in the 1980s and will mark its latest evolution with the cyberpunk 2077 video game due next month, players become characters learning do almost anything to survive in a world where megacorporations have taken over roles previously occupied by national governments. it's style over substance, and nothing is really considered too out there, too over the edge.
it's this fictional world that a character named johnny silverhand, frontman of a chrome-rock rebel band called samurai, calls home. as a main character in cyberpunk 2077 (played by keanu reeves), he was given a back story, a heap of personality, and a special porsche 911 to cruise down the streets of night city.
in a video game world filled with futuristic rides, the modified 1977 930 turbo is the only one based on an actual car, and porsche has gone to great lengths to make it look and act like the real thing. well, the "real thing" in a dystopian future where a vehicle from the 1970s can now drive autonomously and burn biofuel. the digital car was upgraded with front-facing lidar and electronic cameras instead of side mirrors, among other things. after all, you need to perform some upkeep on a 100-year-old car, right?
the color scheme is also totally in line with silverhand's background, including red for his band, green and khaki for his military past, and silver for the cybernetic prosthesis that gives him his name. more important for anyone patiently waiting for the game to hit the major consoles next month, the 911 is fully drivable in-game.
cyberpunk 2077 was developed by cd projekt red, which previously worked on the witcher 3: wild hunt—blood and wine. to promote the game and the car, porsche has released an ad for the cyberpunk porsche. if the video looks a tad familiar, perhaps that's because you remember porsche's super bowl commercial from earlier this year, the heist. both spots were filmed at least in part at the porsche museum in germany, where a functional, physical version of silverhand's 911 will be on display, outdoors, for about another week.