Cyberpunk 2077’s Upcoming Expansion Needs to Embrace the Punk Aesthetic
Johnny Silverhand, the iconic character portrayed by Keanu Reeves in Cyberpunk 2077, embodies the true spirit of the cyberpunk genre. As the anti-establishment rocker, Johnny serves as a constant companion within the protagonist’s mind, providing colorful commentary on the decisions made throughout the game’s storyline.
In Cyberpunk 2077, Johnny Silverhand represents the essence of a cyberpunk. Despite his fame and influence, he vehemently rejects corporate music deals and the allure of a luxurious lifestyle, instead embracing a life of countercultural terrorism. While his former colleague, Kerry Eurodyne, embraces corporate comfort, Johnny’s rebellious nature leads him to reject the corporate world entirely, even at the cost of his own life.