Are you ready for 2077? Cyberpunk has been around for a while now, though the Cyberpunk 2077 game won’t drop until April 16th, 2020. Every year we come closer to the level of technology in the original Cyberpunk tabletop RPG. Technological innovations, like the ones in CP, are exciting and intriguing, sometimes they’re also bizarre and a whole lot of fun. Whether you’re a fan of tech toys, Instagram, or Cyberpunk 2077, you can share your love in a fun new way. We’ve got the lowdown on the Cyberpunk 2077 Instagram Filters so you can temporarily give your look a futuristic upgrade without needing to commit to surgical implants that don’t exist yet.
Cyberpunk: The History of the Future
There was a time when being into tech toys didn’t make you cutting edge; it made you a nerd. However, times have changed a whole lot since we were kids collected around a table at a friend’s house on weekends rolling dice to find out if our cyberhacker character could successfully break into a bank security system and get their friends out of the locked vault before the gangster that ran the place arrived on the scene. If that sounds like it would make a great game, it did.
Cyberpunks lived by three basic rules that defined the whole uber-high-tech world. First, style over substance. The way you present yourself to the world is everything in CP. You need street cred to survive, and you won’t get that in khakis and a polo shirt. Second, attitude is everything. If you’re going to look the part, you have to rock the ‘tude to match. Minding your “Ps and Qs” won’t get you very far on the mean streets. Third and finally, live on the edge. There’s no point in being edgy if you refuse to defy death. Basically, being cool is everything in Cyberpunk. Well, that and your cyber modifications. Without some serious tech upgrades, you probably won’t last five minutes in the CP world.
The original Cyberpunk was a tabletop RPG just like many other outstanding video games like Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Neverwinter Nights. The big difference is that the tech is everything in Cyberpunk. Unfortunately, the original game was set in the exciting alternate future of… 2013. Needless to say, it was overdue for an upgrade.
The Upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 Game
Okay, we have to gush for just a second over the graphics on this game. From what we’ve seen so far, the gameplay is everything we ever dreamed it should be. Trekking around Night City is the dystopian daydream of many alt-future lovers. We see the world as something similar to the seedy underbelly found in Altered Carbon, but with its own unique mythos and stories. Visually, the game is top tier, and we can’t wait to get our hands on a copy.
Once we can dive in, players will take on the role of the highly customizable V, a mercenary who is working in Night City. You’ll be able to run and drive around a vast open-world map on gorgeous motorcycles and inside armored cars. V can have an apartment or even a garage to call his or her own. Everything from the gender and voice to the play style and clothing is going to be up to the player. Different choices will yield different results and probably different endings.
The gameplay demos have a lot of spoilers in them, but even so, with all the options available it seems almost like no two players will have the same experience as V. Whether you prefer to be more of a tank, and battle your way through the world with fists and guns, or play things smart and sneaky is totally up to you. All that matters is doing the job and of course, your street cred. Cyberpunk 2077 hasn’t lost its roots. Players will still have to live by the original three rules by living on the edge with style and a serious attitude. How you choose to accomplish that will be half the fun of the game.
There are four filters to choose from, and each one lets you steal the look from one of the Cyberpunk 2077 characters and wear it as your own. Amusingly, that’s a very Cyberpunk thing to do, and it will certainly up your street cred with gamers, tech junkies, and Insta-lovers everywhere. Dum-Dum is from the Maelstrom gang. He’s equipped with a partial face replacement that goes over the eyes and forehead. You’ll note the similarity to spider eyes, which may have something to do with the fact that he sells a Spider Bot to V during gameplay. You can snag his fantastically creepy face mod if you want to make people techno-arachnophobic.
Regular Maelstrom gang members have a similar mod on their faces. However, the Maelstrom standby is more of an X shape that reminds us subtly of an X-wing fighter from Starwars. You can sport that look to blend in with the crowd while still making your mark in the world as a part of one of the larger organizations in the CP world. Jackie is a very cool looking hired gun who has gold implants on his face. You can wear his unique markings to show folks you’re ready to throw down… for a price. After all, gold cyberwear isn’t cheap.
Finally, you can, of course, mod yourself out as V with distinctive markings on your cheeks and red eyes that scroll a constant data feed of news. Take the lead and jump right in with this look that’s a little more subtle, but also probably closer to what you’ll be able to get as real-world technology catches up to our cyber dreams in the near future. The Instagram filters are already available, so don’t miss out on your chance to upgrade your tech or your street cred might suffer.
The original game was outstanding, and the new and improved videogame is the stuff of legend before it’s even hit the shelves. We can’t wait to go try out these incredible filters and start posting our own dystopian cyber images on Instagram. Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments section below.