We're six days away from the long awaited release of CD Projekt RED's futuristic open world title Cyberpunk 2077, and another piece of news has surfaced regarding the game - but this one might not make fans as happy as previous information leaks.
Doug Cockle, the voice actor best known for his gruff, gravelly performance as the titular Geralt of Rivia in CD Projekt's highly successful The Witcher trilogy of games, has confirmed in an interview with Eurogamer that he will not be making an appearance in this game. Previously, there had been hopes that Geralt or other characters from his universe might appear in cameo roles, especially as a memorable scene in The Witcher 3 features Geralt's dimension-hopping adopted daughter Ciri revealed that she'd visited a futuristic world which sounded a lot like Cyberpunk's Night City.
Cockle stated that he himself was enthused about the idea of making a cameo appearance, even pitching the idea to the CD Projekt that he could show up as a "bartender named Gerry." However, his official statement is that he "[hasn't] had any involvement with Cyberpunk thus far." He explained that CD Projekt had contacted him a long time ago about the possibility, but that it ultimately had not come to fruition.
However, even without a Geralt cameo, there will still be plenty for players to explore and experience in the world of Night City. Players can choose between multiple "life paths" as they create their character and set out to solve the mysteries lurking within the city. A recent trailer also confirmed that the game will have a highly customizable photo mode which will allow players to take epic punk-themed screenshots while exploring or even mid-battle.
Meanwhile, Doug Cockle's voice can be heard in two games released this year: SMITE and Desperados III. It has not yet been announced if he will appear in any future projects in 2021 or later, so fans will have to keep their eyes peeled for any news on when they will get to hear his voice again in more games.