Cyberpunk 2077 Creator Mike Pondsmith Will Shoot Bulletproof Bag for Research
Mike Pondsmith, the creator of the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 title has purchased a bulletproof bag and intends to shoot it for research.
If you’ve ever wondered about the integrity of your backpack in video games, it appears that in Cyberpunk 2077 will feature a bulletproof backpack to keep all your cybernetic doo-hickeys and necessities. That’s not all, a real-world backpack looks to be put to the test by Cyberpunk 2077 universe creator, Mike Pondsmith.
As reported by PCGamesN, in a physical feature found in PC Gamer’s 336th issue, Mike Pondsmith explains that Cyberpunk 2077 features bulletproof clothing and gear and that he now owns a bulletproof backpack which he plans to unload a bunch of bullets into it when he gets home. Here’s the quote PCGamesN pulled from the article:
“Yeah, I have a bulletproof backpack. I got it because we talk about bulletproof clothing and gear in Cyberpunk. I’ve been thinking about its weight, how it fits into the environment, whether people notice it. Then when I get home we’re gonna take it out onto the range and we’re gonna put a bunch of 9mm rounds into it,”
“Is it really that bulletproof? We’ve seen the numbers, but let’s find out for sure.”
It does seem as if Pondsmith is going to be putting the bag through some sheer hell. Perhaps it’s worth getting Keanu Reeves to go all John Wick on it and see just how much damage it can withstand from those breathtaking bullets being fired at it. Remember the breathtaking thing? Yeah? Good.
We’ve learned that the team behind Cyberpunk 2077 have certainly put a lot of research into the game, with extensive research such as reading Cyberpunk 2020 and Snow Crash taking place to get a feel for creating the cyberpunk-themed Night City. We’ve also seen behind-the-scenes footage showing how the game is progressing from its early state to what we’ll be seeing when Cyberpunk 2077 launches.