Microsoft Went To Nice Lengths To Hold Keanu Reeves A Secret At Its E3 2019 Press Convention

The looks of Keanu Reeves on the Microsoft Xbox E3 2019 briefing the place he introduced the release date for Cyberpunk 2077 was unquestionably some of the memorable occasions of all the present (no less than to this point). Now, it is revealed that Microsoft went to nice lengths to make sure that Reeves’ look was saved a secret.

Xbox boss Phil Spencer explained to Variety that Microsoft used a stand-in for Reeves throughout rehearsals. Not solely that, however Reeves was referred to with a codename. The report goes on to say that Reeves did not set foot contained in the Microsoft Theatre till the morning of his look.

Additionally within the interview, Spencer acknowledged that he wasn’t certain how it might all go down. He stated he is seen some celeb endorsements fall flat over years. However after seeing a quick from developer CD Projekt Crimson–which had the concept for Reeves’ appearance–Microsoft was satisfied that it was going to be “very genuine,” Spencer stated.

CD Projekt Crimson spoke to GameSpot at E3 this week relating to how they bought Reeves concerned. They approached him a couple of yr in the past for the function, and the studio stated the half he plays–Johnny Silverhand–would solely work with Reeves. “It was at all times him or nobody else for the function,” CD Projekt Crimson’s Miles Tost defined, including that he was completely satisfied the information did not leak.

Try the video embedded above to be taught extra about how CD Projekt Crimson introduced Keanu Reeves on board for Cyberpunk 2077. You too can learn the GameSpot story linked under to be taught extra concerning the function Reeves performs in Cyberpunk 2077.

After years of improvement, Cyberpunk 2077 is finally releasing on April 16, 2020 throughout PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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