CD Projekt Purple idea artwork has revealed what Cyberpunk 2077’s Johnny Silverhand character could have regarded like, previous to Keanu Reeves taking over the function.
As noticed by AltChar, ideas discovered on CD Projekt Purple Senior Idea Artist and Coordinator Lea Leonowicz’ ArtStation profile present a glimpse at Johnny Silverhand with out Keanu Reeves’ likeness.
This model of Silverhand appears to be like somewhat youthful than the Johnny we see within the recreation, missing the facial hair and that includes a extra toned physique. The character nonetheless has his trademark cybernetic arm, and most of the outfits proven are very related, together with Silverhand’s shiny pants, pink sun shades and Samurai tanktop.
One piece from the ‘First Sketches’ idea artwork is somewhat bit extra glam rock than the remainder, displaying a imaginative and prescient of Johnny sporting a bandana and an outsized jumper. One cool element that did not make the ultimate recreation was a spiked bracelet across the wrist of Silverhand’s robotic arm. Very Brutal Legend.
There’s additionally one other piece of concept art of Silverhand within a scene, utilizing twin pistols to defend himself in a gunfight. It is a good have a look at the inventive course of behind the character, and probably, a imaginative and prescient of what Silverhand may have regarded like if CD Projekt Purple selected to not rent Keanu Reeves for the function.
In different Cyberpunk 2077 information, this is our performance review of the game as of the 1.06 patch.
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