Cyberpunk 2077‘s Johnny Silverhand oozes cool, however due to idea artwork which has emerged on-line, we now know what Samurai’s lead singer appeared like earlier than Keanu Reeves got here on board – and it is fairly totally different.
Photographs of Cyberpunk 2077 idea artwork has appeared on the ArtStation profile of Lea Leonowicz, idea artist and coordinator at CD Projekt Pink, which reveals how Johnny Silverhand was initially supposed to look (through GamesRadar).
The unique idea artwork for Silverhand seen the rebellious musician wanting clean-shaven and extra like a younger Keith Richards than the grizzled ex-rocker that we see within the recreation. Test it out beneath:
There are additionally just a few totally different outfit types that we see within the first sketches, which we by no means noticed within the remaining recreation. Although a few of these sketches do present him sporting the long-lasting Silverhand aviators, bulletproof vest and leather-based trousers we seen within the remaining iteration.
Keanu brings the cool
Whereas there is no additional data given on this idea paintings, it appears like these photos had been created earlier than Keanu Reeves was solid as Johnny Silverhand in 2018.
It appears like the overall aesthetic of Silverhand remained largely unchanged, however we will undoubtedly see how Keanu Reeves influenced the ultimate character – bringing a way more gruff rock n’ roll vibe to Silverhand.
It is attention-grabbing to see how the character developed over time, and picture what may have been if another person had taken on the position. However we’d a lot relatively have Keanu Reeves in our head than Keith Richards…