As gamers dive deep into CD Projekt Red's Cyberpunk 2077, fans are asking what's the deal with the mysterious Mr Blue Eyes? We're here to find out.
When you get past all the glitches and gripes of Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red's stunning sci-fi shooter is actually pretty great. Even though the developer is accused of overpromising on what it could deliver, there's no denying Cyberpunk 2077 and its neon backdrop of Night City is something beautiful to behold.
As you delve deeper into its crime-riddled streets of tech espionage and illegal hacking, there's a rich tapestry of complicated characters. From the titular V to Keanu Reeves' enigmatic Johnny Silverhand, the game's leads are far more than just cookie-cutter templates pulled from Blade Runner.
Just when you think you've uncovered everything there is in Cyberpunk 2077, visited every dive bar, seedy strip joint, and even found the secret ending, there's still one lingering plot point that has everyone scratching their heads. Although the Arasaka Family are tipped as the big bads of the game and villainous overlords of Night City, others think the mysterious Mr Blue eyes is the real power hiding in the background. Read on after the jump to find out more.
Where can you find Mr Blue Eyes in Cyberpunk 2077?
Named due to his glowing eyes - which make him look villainous as is - Mr Blue eyes is a major Cyberpunk 2077 mystery. Namely, you can complete the entire game without even meeting him. So, if he seems that insignificant to the story, what's all the fuss about?
Mr Blue Eyes appears twice in Cyberpunk 2077. During the end of the Peralez questline, V learns that the political couple is being spied on and might have their minds controlled by a sinister entity. Before meeting Mayoral candidate Jefferson Peralez in the park, players receive a threatening phone call from an unknown assailant who warns it doesn't matter what you do, you can't help Peralez. If you look to a nearby terrace, Mr Blue Eyes is watching your conversation with Peralez. If you scan him, it simply reads as Mr Blue Eyes - making this his official name.
The only time Mr Blue Eyes actually graces us with his presence is during the "Blaze of Glory" ending with Johnny and Rogue. After meeting Mr Blue Eyes, Silverhand guesses we're dealing with an all-powerful AI that's somehow breached the Blackwall that was put in after the AI Wars. iHere, Mr Blue Eyes has hired V to steal information from the Crystal Palace space station. The mission comes to a bloody conclusion before we can grill Mr Blue Eyes on his motives, suggesting the story could be revisited further down the line. Then again, a proper backstory for Mr Blue Eyes could've been cut alongside many other Cyberpunk 2077 featured *cough* monorail *cough*.
Only recently, Senior Quest Designer Pawel Sasko warned players they haven't got anywhere near uncovering every last secret lurking out there in the ever-expanding world of Cyberpunk 2077. Although he didn't directly give Mr Blue Eyes the nod as a secret quest, it's easy to see him becoming one.
Mr Blue Eyes in Cyberpunk 2077: What else do we know?
The biggest clue to Mr Blue Eyes' intentions come from his signature eyes. We see plenty of people with glowing eyes dotted around Night City. It's usually connected to someone transferring data or taking a phone call, however, it can also affect people known as "Dolls" when they're being controlled remotely. The idea is that Mr Blue Eyes' human form is simply a puppet for the real baddie hiding behind the curtain. Someone noticed that Mr Blue Eyes and those connected to him (Peralez, Garry the Prophet, the Shard scientist) all wear the same rings. This could mean they're all mixed up in the same trouble or belong to some sort of technological cult.
Others have noted Mr Blue Eyes could be linked to V's first mission where a Night Corp netrunner called Sandra Dorsett is found in a tub full of ice with her eyes flickering blue. A later mission involves one of Dorsett's data shards, which has wild claims about Night Corp trying to brainwash employees and control them with a rogue AI. Hmmm, where have we heard that before?
The final piece of the puzzle features a trip through the game's data files and a blast from the past. In the tabletop RPG, Cyberpunk creator Mike Pondsmith's character was called Morgan Blackhand. Although Blackhand hasn't been seen in Cyberpunk lore since 2023, it just so happens the Cyberpunk 2077 files refer to Mr Blue Eyes as Morgan Blackhand. We'd say mystery solved, but if anything, we're more confused than ever. Either way, there's clearly more than meets the "eye" to Mr Bue Eyes. Hopefully, the upcoming slew of DLC content will shed some light on ol' Blue Eyes. And no, we don't mean Frank Sinatra.
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