CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 is a highly ambitious game, and fans are discovering new details since its recent release. A few attentive players noticed the voices of some Apex Legends characters in the game.
Before its release, Cyberpunk 2077 was one of the most highly anticipated titles in video game history. In the 8 years since its announcement, the game had built up otherworldly amounts of hype. After several delays, the game finally released on December 10, and fans found a lot to unpack.
One of the more interesting discoveries came from Apex Legends players, who recognized some of the voices in the game. It turns out that some of the voice actors from Respawn’s battle royale title are in Cyberpunk.
Many of these were accidental discoveries from fans that were later verified by the actors. Here are all the ones we’ve found so far.
Loba voice actor in Cyberpunk 2077
Fryda Wolff voices Carol in Cyberpunk, and some fans noted that her voice sounded familiar. This is because she was also the talent that provided the voice work for Loba in Apex Legends.
She was one of the first Apex voice actors to be found in this game. You can hear a sample of her work below.
Wolff tweeted on December 13 that in addition to voicing Carol, she also played a few other characters in the game. This includes a “super shrill stalker fangirl,” as well as some other NPCs.
Crypto voice actor in Cyberpunk 2077
Johnny Young, the voice behind Crypto, was also found voicing a random NPC in a Cyberpunk clip.
You have to listen closely to tell for sure, but it’s definitely him. The voice talent then verified this discovery himself and dropped a hint that he voices more than one character as well.
Octane voice actor in Cyberpunk 2077
Nicolas Roye is the voice of Octane in Apex Legends, and he confirmed on Twitter that he also plays a few characters in Cyberpunk 2077. We don’t know who he provides the voice work for yet, as no confirmed samples of his work have been discovered.
That covers all the known Apex actors in the game at this moment. There’s a good chance that there might be even more that have yet to be discovered. We certainly didn’t expect to hear the voices of some of our favorite Legends in CD Projekt Red’s latest endeavor, let alone to this extent.
Many of these actors played multiple characters, albeit in minor roles. These roles haven’t been found out, and we’ll hopefully hear more familiar voices as we explore the vast futuristic world of Cyberpunk 2077.
CD Projekt Red releases mod tools for Cyberpunk 2077
CD Projekt Red has released mod tools for Cyberpunk 2077, shortly after the release of patch 1.1. It’s only a matter of time before we see Cyberpunk mods.
CD Projekt Red has finally released mod tools to the public for Cyberpunk 2077.
Today, January 26, 2021, CD Projekt Red has released mod tools for PC owners of Cyberpunk 2077, days after their first major patch for the game. This is the first step of their long-planned journey to fix the game and add more content.
In addition to the tools, CD Projekt Red has also promised continued updates to the mod tools as more patches are released for the game.
As of now, only basic mod tools have been released, and the capabilities of the tools will remain unknown until modders begin to experiment with the technology.
The tools available are as follows:
- ArchiveDump – A utility for listing contents of game data archives
- TweakDump – A utility for listing contents of game Tweak DB (game settings) binaries
With these tools, there is also a separate Metadata download. You can download the tools for yourself here, but we only recommend doing so if you have experience with modding games or programming.
With the release of the mod tools, it’s only a matter of time until the true capabilities of the modding scene are realized.
Perhaps, players can fix bugs themselves, or even overhaul the buggy AI. With fixes for the game potentially trailing well into 2022, it isn’t outside of the realm of possibility that players beat CD Projekt Red to the punch with bug fixes.
We’ll be sure to update if any additional mod tools are released.
Cyberpunk 2077 players reportedly getting refunds and keeping the game
Players are starting to see refunds for their Cyberpunk 2077 purchases, CD Projekt Red have yet to request that they return physical copies.
Players are now starting to see refunds for their physical purchases of Cyberpunk 2077, but aren’t being asked to return their game copies.
The launch of Cyberpunk 2077 has been nothing short of a disaster for gamers and developers at CD Projekt Red, especially on consoles.
Due to the horrible console launch, CD Projekt Red offered refunds to players who purchased physical copies of the game before December 21, 2020, and refunds are now being sent out to players via multiple methods of payment, including PayPal.
In an interview with Vice, an owner of the $250 collectors edition of the game reported that he received his refund, but hasn’t received any instructions from publisher CD Projekt Red on how to return the game and collectibles.
The refund he received (pictured below) was $271.10 USD which also included the estimated sales tax of the game.
It’s quite surprising that CD Projekt Red are the ones handling physical copy refunds, as traditionally it would be up to big-box retailers to issue refunds. Unfortunately, with the Cyberpunk 2077 issue, some retailers would offer refunds, while others did not.
As a result of the confusion, CD Projekt Red stepped in to offer refunds to customers who did not get the option to receive one.
For digital owners of the game, the Xbox and PlayStation store offered owners refunds, except in rare cases where users purchased digital codes from retailers. In these case-specific situations, CD Projekt Red are also keeping their word and issuing refunds to players who requested one.
As it stands, CD Projekt Red seems to be keeping its promise to refund all unsatisfied customers of the game. While they have not requested returns for the physical copies of the game, they may in the future.
If you’re a customer who has received a refund with no instructions on what to do with your copy, we recommend keeping the game stored in a safe place just in case the publisher asks for the copy back.
If they never do, then you can count yourself lucky. You’ll be able to play the game for free once the developers iron out all of the bugs, which is expected to happen over the course of the next few months.
Image Credit: VICE/CD Projekt Red
CD Projekt Red delays Cyberpunk 2077 DLCs to work on bug fixes
CD Projekt Red has delayed the free DLC releases for Cyberpunk 2077 in order to work on the console ports and several updates.
CD Projekt Red has released a statement about the future of their game, Cyberpunk 2077.
It’s no secret that the release of Cyberpunk 2077 has been a disaster for the team over at CD Projekt Red, with the game running horribly on older hardware generations, leading to massive requests for refunds. This ultimately led to PlayStation de-listing the game from the store, which quickly became a PR nightmare.
Fast-forwarding to the present, CD Projekt Red has finally released a public statement regarding the future of the game and has also laid the pathway for the future patches and free DLC releases for the game.
Currently, CD Projekt Red plans two large patches for the release, with the first dropping within 10 days of January 13. The second patch will be more significant than the first and will release in the weeks following the first patch. There will still be more updates after these large patches, but these are the first planned of many.
Throughout 2021, CD Projekt Red plans to release free DLC for the game, alongside the free next-gen console update, which is planned to drop in the second half of the year. Unfortunately, this means users who have an Xbox Series X or a PlayStation 5 will have to wait a bit before a more advanced version of the game releases.
PC players can expect further bug fixes, crash fixes, and hopefully optimization updates to make the game run smoother on legacy hardware. While PC is still an important release for CD Projekt Red, the console versions definitely have more issues, and will most likely be a large focus of the upcoming updates.
Alongside this announcement, CD Projekt Red has made a commitment to players for the road ahead.
Cyberpunk 2077’s plans have been unchanged, and CD Projekt Red plans on supporting the game for years to come, just like The Witcher 3. You can watch the full statement in the YouTube video above.
Image Credits: CD Projekt Red
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