Cyberpunk 2077 E3 2019 Gameplay

Cyberpunk 2077 got a great cinematic trailer at the Xbox E3 2019 press conference, and yes, Keanu Reeves being in the game is probably the highlight of E3 so far, but we think it's fair to say that a lot of people expected more. A big gameplay demo or something similar -- something with a bit more weight to it. After all, we know that CD Projekt Red will be showing Cyberpunk 2077 to both the press, behind closed doors, and to the public on the show floor.

But what about the millions of people who can't get to E3? Well, we all assumed that we'd be getting some kind of gameplay video or stream during the Los Angeles event, but apparently, that ain't happening.

Reddit users have done some impressive digging, using details found in the game's collector's edition unboxing video. The rundown is that fans have uncovered a secret message from CD Projekt Red, explaining its decision not to show gameplay to all of us watching E3 from home.

It reads: "For now, the demo is only available to the lucky ones who managed to get tickets to E3 and the rest of you will have to wait until Gamescom or the public dev Q&A unveiling stream at PAX in August." In other words, no more Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay until August.

But why? The Polish dev continues: "Yeah, we can already feel the bashing you're gonna give us online. 'Why is the gameplay not being released right away?' The reason is we want to make the most out of the months of work we put into the demo and first showcase gameplay live at E3 and Gamescom. Releasing gameplay right away would make the Gamescom presentations pointless and would significantly limit our chance to build hype. Why do we need to build hype? To get more gamers interested in Cyberpunk 2077 and, hopefully, convince them to give it a go. We are putting our hearts and souls into making Cyber Punk 2077 a great game and we would like as many gamers as possible to find out about it and experience its amazing story."

The message continues beyond that (it's actually very lengthy as far as secret messages go), but that's the gist of it. Are you disappointed by this approach, or are you prepared to wait before you see more of Cyberpunk 2077? Please don't activate your arm blades in the comments section below.