What is Johnny Silverhand like?
In the fifth and final episode of Night City Wire, the video series that goes behind the scenes of upcoming open-world, action-adventure game Cyberpunk 2077, there’s a segment (embedded below) that features actor Keanu Reeves as he talks about his portrayal of in-game character Johnny Silverhand.
“I got to play a character in so many kind of different ways because of different paths, or threads, or choices, so you almost get to play one moment – say of a decision – with three different behavioural attitudes,” Reeves explained. “So that was fun.”
He added: “Johnny is either a dick, or he’s happy, or he’s trying to convince. So it’s been fun and that was kind of what I was interested in, you know, the different options that the game could play. Playing the same person, but with different versions of them.”
Other topics explored in the video include the process of motion capture and how it compared to what he went through while shooting The Matrix trilogy, the background story and motivations of Johnny Silverhand, and the freedom of gameplay that players can experience in Cyberpunk 2077.
Cyberpunk 2077 is developed by CD Projekt Red and will be released on 10th December for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows, and Stadia. The game will also be playable on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.