Pro-streamer Michael 'Shroud' Grzesiek has an odd wish for CD Projekt Red's Cyberpunk 2077 and hopes the sci-fi shooter 'dies' within its first month.

16:57, 03 Dec 2020

While the gaming world waits with bated breath for the upcoming release of Cyberpunk 2077, it turns not everyone is ready and raring to rip CD Projekt Red's open world shooter out of its packaging. It's hard to believe we've been waiting since 2012 to get our hands on Cyberpunk 2077. Adding to 2020's run of bad luck, the game was delayed until December 10, meaning there's even more hype for its eventual release.

Casual and pro gamers alike are practically salivating over the title, but when it comes to Michael "Shroud" Grzesiek, he has some odd hopes for Cyberpunk 2077. Up there with Dr Disrespect, Tyler "Ninja" Belvins, and Felix "xQc" Lengyel, Shroud is about as big as they come in the streamer world. Grzesiek made his name with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, so we already know he has the shooting skills necessary to tackle Cyberpunk 2077.


Cyberpunk 2077: What did Shroud say?

Watching the recent reveal of Cyberpunk 2077 footage, Shroud discussed his expectations for the game. It was here he said he hopes it "dies" in its first month. It's not a case that Shroud hates Cyberpunk 2077, in fact, it's quite the opposite. Shroud said, "Cyberpunk will die in a month? I hope so, I hope it's not larger than a month. It’s a f*****g single-player game. I don’t want to be spending f*****g my whole life in here. I wanna be spending just enough time and then get out, you know?”. 

It's hardly a glowing review of someone that wants to make the most of this huge world. Then again, Shroud is right, we're all especially busy these days. Most of us don't have enough time to spend grinding through an achingly long mission in search of some far-off endgame.

Although Cyberpunk 2077 finally hits consoles and PC on December 10, a lot of us will be looking ahead to the next-gen version coming in early 2021. With the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X being the talk of the town, developers have made a big deal about what the game will look like on those souped-up systems. 

Giving his own views on next-gen Cyberpunk, Shroud added, "The game’s gonna be great,  but like, I really wanna know are they actually gonna revolutionize next-gen. We’ll see". Unsurprisingly, his biggest fear is how combat will handle. We know the game will be in first-person to emulate the likes of CS:GO and Call of Duty, however, Shroud thinks the proof will be in the pudding.


Grzesiek added, "That’s the only thing I’m scared of, I hope the combat is good. This won’t be a good visual representation of it because it is on controller. But, I hope that the combat’s decent you know. That’s the only thing I’m worried about. I think they’ll get everything else right, but combat’s hard to nail".  


The important takeaway is that everyone is going to be playing Cyberpunk 2077 - even Shroud. Whether it will live up to the streamer's lofty ambitions or not, expect it to be one of 2020's biggest games. 



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