Keanu Reeves in Cyberpunk 2077 was a surprise in its own right, with the man even being invited to present the game at this year's E3 festivities, but if you were guessing the Cyberpunk 2077 Keanu Reeves character will be little more than a cameo, think again.
Reality is quite the opposite, in fact, as Johnny Silverhand, the legendary singer/musician/Rockerboy of the Cyberpunk universe. Coincidentally, Silverhand will essentially be the player's sidekick over the course of Cyberpunk 2077's story.
The catch is that, by the events of 2077, Silverhand is already dead, having been gunned down in an attack on one of Night City's super-corporations, and what V or 'Samurai' sees at the very end of the official E3 2019 trailer is Silverhand's 'digital ghost', who will now live in the protagonist's head.
What this means for Keanu Reeves is that he's going to be a constant presence in the game, both haunting and assisting the player as per his own needs. How CD Projekt RED managed to keep the fact that they've got Reeves on board to play such a major role in the game hidden, we do not know, but they've certainly done a great job.
Sadly, it is highly unlikely that we'll get to witness Johnny Silverhand channel his inner John Wick due to the nature of Reeves' role in the game, but some star power certainly won't take away from what Cyberpunk 2077 is striving to be. Watch the latest trailer below.