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Cyberpunk 2077 PSone demake takes the old-school GTA route

And it was made in Dreams.

Cyberpunk 2077 is probably the most-anticipated video game in the world right now - and so it seems only right it should have a PSone demake already.

Cyberpunk 1997 is a fun reimagining of CD Projekt's upcoming behemoth by prolific demaker Bearly Regal - and it was made in Media Molecule's PlayStation 4 creation game Dreams.

Bearly Regal's Dreams creation apes Cyberpunk 2077's official gameplay video from August 2018 by starting off in the player character's apartment. This first-person section lets you move about the room, checking out some appliances and picking up a gun.

We then move into the area just outside the apartment, still in first-person and with some NPCs and vendors milling about.

And then the best bit: the player moves to the open-world Night City, which of course switches to an old-school GTA gameplay-style top-down driving experience. It looks like fun!

I quite like the symmetry of Cryberpunk's demake taking inspiration from old-school GTA when Cyberpunk 2077 has clearly played a lot of the latest GTA games.

(As an aside, you can't play Cyberpunk 1997 in Dreams yet. Bearly Regal said they haven't put it public yet because "I don't want to release it until I'm really happy with the result. Wouldn't want players having a mediocre experience". Fair enough.

Ah, 1997. What a year. Bill Clinton was sworn in for a second term as President of the United States, Channel 5 began broadcasting, and Tony Blair became Prime Minister in a landslide general election victory for Labour.

And then Titanic came out.

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