Lady Gaga will reportedly feature in Cyberpunk 2077. The Grammy and Oscar winning artist has recently been seen at developer CD Projekt Red’s Warsaw studio, and sources speaking to french website Actugaming (translated via Google) say that the singer will “participate in Cyberpunk 2077.”
While those reports are currently unconfirmed, the suggestion is that Gaga will perform motion-capture (and presumably voice acting) for the game. Sources also state that her involvement with the project will be officially announced during E3 2019, and that we’ll find out the Cyberpunk 2077 release date at the same time.
These rumours aren’t the first evidence of collaboration between the singer and CD Projekt Red. Last year, Cyberpunk 2077’s official Twitter account replied to an old Lady Gaga tweet from 2012, implying that the gibberish included within it was code that would make sense within the game’s futuristic setting. While that’s unlikely to be evidence of a joint venture by itself, I can’t think of many modern stars who I’d rather have feature in my high-profile cyberpunk project.
As for who Lady Gaga might portray, there are plenty of possibilities. There’s the shiny metal lady from the game’s E3 2018 trailer, but it’s equally possible that she’ll be some kind of lounge singer or quest-giving NPC in a fancy bar. A greater stretch could point towards Alt Cunningham, a character from the original tabletop games.
Of course! Of course we will! 😎
— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) September 18, 2018
Cunningham is the ex-girlfriend of in-game rockstar Johnny Silverhand, who was murdered at the hands of the Arasaka corporation, but given the major role she plays within wider Cyberpunk lore, I’d be surprised if even CDPR could get Gaga on board for all the time that would require.
If the rumours prove true, we’ll likely find out plenty more about the game at this year’s E3, but either way, we’re unlikely to get an actual look at the game for a while yet. We’ve reached out to CD Projekt for confirmation on these rumours, and we’ll update this story if we hear more.