(Note: This series is a photo-based travelogue set in Night City, the fictional metropolis of the game Cyberpunk 2077. It assumes an in-universe voice as I play through the game’s story, coinciding with the release of the new Phantom Liberty expansion for the game.)
To be one of the 6,000,000 gonks sucking air in Night City is to be one of an endless crowd of sleepwalkers. Whether jacked into a glitzy braindance or just trying to climb the mega-corporate ladder, all the poor SOBs wandering these streets want is to get ahead. Most toil away for a corp, earning eddies roughly in proportion to how much of their soul they’re willing to give up. Others try to stick it to the man and shoot for the stars as edgerunners – mercs more likely to be pumped full of holes in a scav den than make it to the big leagues. Still, with a savvy fixer, a loaded client and a once-in-a-lifetime job, maybe, just maybe, a merc can become a Night City legend.
Thumbnail by Conner Dejecacion, Design by CD Projekt Red