Another group of modders has been focused on “restoring” the look of male and female V from E3 demos and trailers. The female V mod restores E3 mesh and textures found in the files “back to their glory,” while the male V from almico was created by a combination of real and custom files.
Spoilers ahead for Cyberpunk 2077’s main story.
Modders like Romulus have also used the Ghosts of Night City mod to find placeholders models for several characters from wider Cyberpunk 2077 lore that never made it into the main game outside a reference in files.
One of these characters is named Garven Haakensen, who first appeared in the pen and paper RPG Cyberpunk 2020 as the deputy mayor of Night City. Haakensen is listed as appearing in a playable side quest featuring River Ward, but he seems to have not made the cut to the final release.Another notable character that is referenced in the files is Morgan Blackhand, who is the solo player character of Cyberpunk creator Mike Pondsmith for Cyberpunk 2020. In the files, Blackhand is included as an “obsolete” NPC in the Love Like Fire mission.
This is the flashback mission where Johnny Silverhand and Rogue head to Arasaka Tower to plant a bomb. In the lore of Cyberpunk, Blackhand was part of this mission and even fought Adam Smasher on the top of the roof. It appears CD Projekt Red had considering adding him to the mission, but ended up not going forward with it.
For more on Cyberpunk 2077, check out the recent patch that contained unreleased DLC quest files and read as to why the 1.2 patch is “a step” towards bringing the game back to the PlayStation Store.
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