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Cyberpunk 2077 Cut Even More Than You Realized

At this point, it's common knowledge that "Cyberpunk 2077" was released in a critically buggy state, prompting apologies from the developers and widespread refunds. However, a recent series of videos on Reddit have revealed further indications that CD Projekt Red pushed the game's release schedule too far forward. In this case, fans are discovering more unused and cut content still hiding within the game.

Reddit user Pablo397 has posted multiple clips in which they explore areas that appear to be finished at first glance, except for their general lack of meaningful content. In one video, Pablo397 walks through what he labels an unused corporate town, the size of which led other users to comment that it seemed almost like an entirely distinct new district. The area is even populated with NPCs and landing strips for AVs, it is wholly inaccessible from the main game without using exploits.

Another fascinating example of a seemingly complete-but-unused space is seen in an empty Jinguji location. This high-end clothing boutique, which has a shoppable sister store seen earlier in the game, is shown by Pablo397 to be a fully developed space — complete with working mirrors — that is simply hidden away behind a locked door and a "Sorry we're closed" sign.

Cyberpunk 2077 contains a ton of half-formed ideas

Locations and features are often cut during a game's production, but Pablo397 has seemingly uncovered a veritable world of activity that was just abandoned by the developers.

In the same video that reveals the unused Jinguji store, Pablo397 explores three different rooftop apartments, some of which feature pools and parking spots, all in all looking like an inviting place for players to visit. However, many of them are empty, largely inaccessible, and of little value to the player in their current form.

Another video shows what Pablo397 calls "Deus Ex"-style exploration, showing off the interiors of several random apartments in Night City. The inclusion of these spaces prompted fans to wonder just how much of the game's world was removed to allow CD Projekt Red to release the product on time. Some of these rooms contain NPCs living their lives (or always sleeping), almost like they could have been part of a mission that never came to fruition.

While gamers may never know what was cut due to changing design directives and what disappeared because of time constraints, Bloomberg reported in January 2021 that some developers thought the game wouldn't launch until 2022. In other words, there's a possibility that some of these half-formed locations may have been part of a larger plan that was cut short.