Cyberpunk 2077 is choke-full of easter egg and one of them references a popular cult game that has been long demanded by fans.
In one of the early missions for Cyberpunk 2077, during Act 1, as the player has to fight their way out of the Maelstrom hideout during Act 1, they can find a data shard. This data shard has a reference to Valve’s Half-Life franchise, particularly, the release of Half-Life 3.
Half-Life 3 is one of the most demanded games by the fans after it ended on a cliffhanger, however, Valve did release a new Half-Life game this year, but it was not a successor to the original game and exclusive to PCVR.
Here’s the data shard reference that can be found in the game.
NO LIFE 3 – REVIEW
After fifty long years, the wait is finally overt The third and final installment of the No Life series will he available for purchase TOMORROW! As has been reported already, garners should not expect any major shakeups in regard to the protagonist. We still play as strong-silent-type scientist Baran Freimensch. We fallow Baron as he ventures to the Arctic Circle to… Well, why spoil it win you’ll have your hands an it in less than 24 hours! The gist: with Alice at Baron’s side and trusty crowbar in hand, those nasty aliens are in for a rude awakening.
So CD Projekt Red is just poking fun at the release of Half-Life 3 which apparently launched in the year 2077 going by the data shard. There are a lot more easter eggs in Cyberpunk 2077 which is to be expected since it is a massive open-world game, but we thought this one, in particular, was meta in a hilarious sort of way.