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Keanu Reeves Reveals The Truth About Playing Cyberpunk 2077

One of the main selling points for "Cyberpunk 2077" was the inclusion of the character Johnny Silverhand, a former punk rock artist who moonlighted as an anarchist against Night City's oppressive corporations, namely Arasaka, in the game's contained universe. CD Projeckt Red's ambitious table-top adaptation ultimately became known more for its technically flawed release that featured more bugs and glitches than any other modern AAA release in recent memory, but Johnny Silverhand's big role within "Cyberpunk 2077" has made him a fan-favorite due to Reeves' work and dedication to the role.

In the aftermath of the game's infamously bad launch, CD Projekt Red made bold claims regarding how "Cyberpunk 2077" will be perceived in the future following stabilizing updates and optimization across all platforms. Even now, recent reports suggest a resurgence in terms of the game's sales and reception, but it seems that Reeves himself isn't among the crowd obsessed with the game following a recent interview.

Keanu Reeves says he's never played Cyberpunk 2077

While promoting his latest film, "The Matrix Resurrections," Keanu Reeves opened up about his relationship with gaming and "Cyberpunk 2077" in a recent interview with The Verge. Despite him being somewhat of a legend within the video game industry, Reeves told The Verge that he himself is not a gamer, replying with a very direct "No" when asked if he plays video games. When asked if he's played "Cyberpunk 2077", a game in which he's essentially the star, Reeves was equally to the point. "No. I've seen demonstrations but I've never played." This contradicts a statement made by CD Projekt Red CEO Adam Kiciński in an earnings call in November of 2020. "He played the game," Kiciński claimed. "But as far as I know haven't finished yet. So — but definitely, he played the game and he loves it."

Despite his front-and-center role within "Cyberpunk 2077," Keanu Reeves has had a bit of a contentious relationship with the video game industry pertaining to the usage of his likeness. Previously, Reeves has seen his iconic John Wick character featured in "Payday 2," as well as its own video game adaptation "John Wick Hex." However, Reeves did not lend his voice to either game. Reeves even recently put his foot down after multiple calls for John Wick to be included in "Mortal Kombat," saying that he would not personally endorse the character's inclusion into one of the most iconic fighting game franchises there is.