Keanu Reeves Loved Cyberpunk 2077 So Much He Had His Character’s ‘Screen Time’ Doubled
Keanu Reeves is a busy actor these days. The success of the John Wick trilogy propelled him back at the forefront of stardom again and now he's got hot projects on his plate, such as The Matrix 4 (where he'll reprise the role of Neo) and the greatly anticipated game Cyberpunk 2077.
With regards to the title in development at CD Projekt RED, we just learned a bit more about the actor's involvement in Cyberpunk 2077. According to TGCOM 24 journalist Gian Luca Rocco, who spoke with Keanu Reeves long-time Italian dubber Luca Ward at the ongoing Lucca Comics and Games 2019 convention, the Canadian actor enjoyed his Cyberpunk 2077 character Johnny Silverhand so much he actually pushed to get his 'screen time' doubled, which in turn doubled the number of dubbing hours Luca Ward had to complete.
We already knew Johnny Silverhand, the character played by Keanu Reeves, is the single non-playing character (NPC) with the most dialogue in Cyberpunk 2077. Now we know why - apparently, the star himself enjoyed the work and the character so much that the role originally devised by the developers had to expand accordingly.
Cyberpunk 2077 is due on April 16th, 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. A release on Google Stadia has been confirmed as well, with some analysts very bullish about the game's sales performance, pointing out that it could sell up to 20 million units in the first year.
Cyberpunk 2077 is an open-world, action-adventure story set in Night City, a megalopolis
obsessed with power, glamour and body modification. You play as V, a mercenary outlaw going after a one-of-a-kind implant that is the key to immortality. You can customize your character’s cyberware, skillset and playstyle, and explore a vast city where the choices you make shape the story and the world around you.
Become a cyberpunk, an urban mercenary equipped with cybernetic enhancements and build your legend on the streets of Night City.
Enter the massive open world of Night City, a place that sets new standards in terms of visuals, complexity and depth.
Take the riskiest job of your life and go after a prototype implant that is the key to immortality.