Why was the Cyberpunk 2077 reveal trailer done in the daytime? Wouldn’t it have been better at night?
Despite debuting to massive praise at E3 2018, the team at CD Projekt Red have had to deal with some harsh criticism in regards to reveal trailer being done in the “daytime” in the game world. Many felt it was too “bright” and “cheerful” for what is supposed to be a darker RPG. But, Producer Richard Borzymowski and the dev team felt different, they wanted a challenge, and in an interview with Engadget, he noted that the challenge was doing it in the daytime.
“We knew how to create beautiful scenery in the night in Night City, like awesome Blade Runner terrain aspects,” Borzymowski said. “But creating Cyberpunk as an open-world game with a day and night cycle, we knew we would have to build Night City in a fashion which will look cool in the daylight as well. This was a bigger challenge to us than night, and we just opted to go with that and make a trailer in daylight, which pushed us farther.”