Keanu Reeves has become a household name for his millions of fans. From starring in movies to giving his voice in games, the man is definitely on the list of actors everyone loves. It was recently confirmed that Keanu Reeves will be reprising his role of Johnny Silverhand in the upcoming first-ever expansion of CD Projekt Red’s Magnum Opus, Cyberpunk 2077.
Keanu Reeves Returns As Johnny Silverhand
Cyberpunk 2077 was a project long in the waiting. The fans were left shocked when it was revealed that Keanu Reeves will be giving his talent to a playable character in Cyberpunk 2077. The John Wick actor was praised for his voicing skills in the game. It got recently confirmed by the creators of the game CD Projekt Red that they will be releasing the first-ever expansion to the game (A DLC) which will be released sometime in 2023.
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The DLC is titled Phantom Liberty and will be a spy-thriller expansion of the base game. The players will get to see more of Keanu Reeves as well. Announcing the reveal via a teaser for the upcoming expansion, the video ends with Keanu Reeves’ Johnny Silverhand regretting taking an oath before the scene cuts to a chopper crashing down on the player.
Ever since the release, the fans cannot keep calm as Johnny is one of the most liked characters in a majority of the games. The fans took to Twitter to react to the rapidly developing news.
Keanu Reeves will return as Johnny Silverhand in the first major expansion for ‘CYBERPUNK 2077’ titled ‘Phantom Liberty’. pic.twitter.com/GbQYhZn5WE
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) September 6, 2022
MY REACTION AFTER I HEARD THE GOOD NEWS 😂 pic.twitter.com/oHrLJR9ATk
— PLC85 (@PLC85_) September 6, 2022
Bad game, good man. I'll buy it for this awesome dude.
— Ryan Garcia (@Dajex16) September 6, 2022
Glad to see him back. he killed it
— Rhae-Nirav Targaryen (@Gandheezy) September 6, 2022
— ducky bourne (@duckybourne) September 6, 2022
A general wave of excitement is in the air after the disastrous launch of the game that broke the internet (as well as sales) due to extremely buggy engine, choppy framerates, and, glitches that made the game unplayable on PS4, Xbox One, and even on the PC as well.
Keanu Reeves Is Excited To Be Back At It Again
Keanu Reeves has been in a lot of media content. His latest movie The Matrix Resurrections was very poorly received but the actor was praised for his acting skills. His latest and upcoming projects include John Wick 4 and now, the role of Johnny Silverhand.
Cyberpunk 2077 is developed by Polish game studio CD Projekt Red which is most notably known for creating The Witcher franchise (the game version) including The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt. With expectations set high, and a tight deadline to follow, the studio released Cyberpunk 2077 under peer pressure which the game did not take lightly.
Offering choppy framerates, frequent crashes, and glitches in the game, the sales were affected badly. However, after almost 2 years to the release of the game, it has become playable and has been commanded for the creative storyline that CD Projekt Red is known for.
We do have some sad news for the ex-generational console gamers as the upcoming DLC will not be playable on Xbox One or the PS4 and will only be playable on Xbox One X/S and Stadia (and PC of course!)
A confirmed date is yet to be announced as of yet, but the expected time of the release of Phantom Liberty is anticipated in 2023.
Keanu Reeves’ John Wick 4 is announced to be released on 24th March 2023 in theaters worldwide.