A creator named Barely Regal is engaged on a “demake” of Cyberpunk 2077 that turns it right into a PS1-era journey referred to as Cyberpunk 1997.
Barely Regal’s newest YouTube video affords us a glimpse of the progress that he is made to date, and the outcomes are legitimately spectacular. Utilizing the sport/tech builder Desires (a title that’s liable for a number of the extra spectacular fan initiatives in latest web reminiscence), Regal has transformed the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 into one thing that mixes a number of notable gameplay kinds of the PS1 days.
The demo begins within the participant’s residence the place you’ll be able to equip weapons, eat meals, re-spect your character, and usually do lots of the issues that you can do in Cyberpunk 2077. After all, the distinction is that the entire thing seems like a PS1 sport. We additionally think about that the choices aren’t fairly as deep as what you may get in the true factor (and the interface is sort of definitely rougher), however hey, that is to be anticipated.
We then transition to a market the place the participant is ready to buy varied items from a number of NPCs. The graphics of this part definitely resemble many PS1 first-person shooters just like the early Medal of Honor video games, however we’re struggling to consider a PS1 title that utilized related gameplay concepts by way of a first-person perspective. Nonetheless, the entire thing does really feel correct to one thing of this design that we’d have seen on that console.
The place issues get actually fascinating (a minimum of from a retro gameplay perspective) is when the participant exits the market and we transition to an overhead old-school GTA view. The participant is ready to drive across the sport’s metropolis by way of this view, which actually seems like one thing a developer from that period would have utilized in the event that they had been bold sufficient to attempt to create a Cyberpunk-like open-world (or massive world) expertise on the PlayStation.
As we famous earlier, although, one of the crucial spectacular facets of this challenge is that it is being completely made by way of the PS4 “sport” Desires. We proceed to be amazed at what that expertise is able to, and we’re particularly fascinated by seeing whether or not Barely Regal is ready to develop a whole demake of Cyberpunk 2077 utilizing solely the Desires engine.
Matthew Byrd is a employees author for Den of Geek. He spends most of his days making an attempt to pitch deep-dive analytical items about Killer Klowns From Outer House to an more and more perturbed collection of editors. You possibly can learn extra of his work right here or discover him on Twitter at @SilverTuna014.
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