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Cyberpunk 2077 motorcycle sound work brings Keanu back in

Published: 06:43, 19 October 2020
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If you thought Keanu Reeves' work on Cyberpunk 2077 is over then think again, as the actor brought Arch Motors to add motorcycle sounds into the game.

If you somehow didn't know about Reeves' motorcycle business, you should know he teamed up with bike builder Gard Hollinger and eventually created Arch Motors. 

Ironically enough, there couldn't have been a more perfect choice for Cyberpunk 2077's motorcycles, as Arch's bikes are made mostly from stock parts, but are still customisable. It doesn't take a literature major to see the link with the genre's love for modification of gear and people alike. 

"When CD Projekt Red approached me about Cyberpunk 2077, they also spoke about integrating - they were fans of uh, the people who worked at a company were fans of Arch motorcycle - they approached the idea of creating kind of a specialised, Cyberpunk 2077 version of the Arch motorcycle. And I thought that was a very fine idea", Reeves said. 

As you'll soon see for yourself, Keanu and Co really went into the job full throttle, recording all the details and scenarios your bike may end up in. From side mics capturing a motorcycle speeding by, to close-mic work meant to capture the sound of the engine - Cyberpunk 2077 keeps getting better on all counts. 

CD Projekt Red may have ended up in the news for the wrong reason recently, which we dove into in our lengthy post over here , but Cyberpunk 2077 keeps looking better with each showing - and we don't say this lightly. 

Thankfully, now we can say it keeps sounding better too, and it's pretty breathtaking to see Keanu on the name sheet once more. 

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