Cyberpunk 2077 Art Book Hints at the Game's Map

By Heidi Nicholas,
Update: CD Projekt Red have tweeted to announce the Deluxe Edition themselves, saying it's full of lore and "lets you show off that you know your way around Night City":

Original story: A listing for a Deluxe Edition of Cyberpunk 2077 has been spotted in the wild, or more specifically, on Amazon. It can also be seen on the website for Dark Horse Books, who apparently partnered with CD Projekt Red for the Deluxe Edition. It's $99.99 and includes a cover with the Night City map on it – and for fans hungry to know everything about Cyberpunk 2077, this map is causing some debate.

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The internet is riled up over how much of the map is bring shown on that cover. A scan through the Cyberpunk 2077 subreddit shows that some fans were worried that the cover shows the whole map, and that it was much smaller than they thought it would be. Several fans have been quick to pull up comparisons; checking the cover map against a promotional image to see if the waterways line up, against the 2020 maps, and against the Metro map of Night City. Many are arguing that the map shown on the Deluxe Edition cover most likely only shows 70-80% of the actual map, and that we'll see the rest in-game. One Reddit user argues that the layout of the streets in the Deluxe Edition map is different from that seen in the Collector's Edition video, implying that the map is still being worked on and that what we see in the Deluxe Edition is just a preview. They argue that the end version of the map might still be a lot bigger. The general consensus, however, is that the cover map seems to line up pretty well with the Metro map, and that we can perhaps see where certain districts are: Watson at the top, Westbrook and Santo Domingo down the right side, and the city centre and Pacifica on the left. Plus, as many players have noted, the map will most likely also be traversed vertically, which pretty much doubles the space to use.

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Another interesting part of the Deluxe Edition is the two pages of temporary tattoos, with the names of Night City's gangs. From our last Cyberpunk 2077 roundup, we already know about gangs like the Voodoo Boys and the Animals. We've also heard about the Maelstroms, Valentinos, and Tyger Claws. One Reddit user also pointed out that the temporary tattoos also show two more names: 6th Street and The Mox. The bottom half of the second page isn't visible, but since the first page shows four gangs, it's possible that the second has two more gangs we don't yet know about. Along with the map cover, Night City slipcase, and Temporary Tattoos, the Deluxe Edition also has a Johnny Silverhand poster with the character's iconic aviators, along with four vehicle postcards which "each showcase a vehicle from one of Night City's diverse and unique lifestyles". One of the biggest aspects of Cyberpunk is the diversity of gameplay; each player's version of the protagonist, V will be slightly different, as they choose between body, appearance, attributes, and life path. Players can choose out of three character classes: Street Kid, Nomad, and Corporate, and then again can choose how they want to play; for instance, with brute force or as a netrunner. The fact that the four cars shown on the postcards represent the different lifestyles of Night City holds up to this idea of Night City as highly diverse, just like its citizens.

The Deluxe Edition is around $100; a pretty steep price even for a game which looks as good as Cyberpunk 2077. CD Projekt Red haven't yet said anything about this Deluxe Edition, to confirm or deny – so we can't say for sure whether it's legitimate or not. We'll keep you posted.

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Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!