This version of Silverhand looks slightly younger than the Johnny we see in the game, lacks facial hair and has a more toned physique. The character still has his electronic arm, and many of the outfits on display are very similar, including shiny Silverhand pants, red sunglasses, and a samurai hat.
One piece of ‘First Sketches’ concept art is a rock that’s more appealing than the rest, showing seeing Johnny wearing a bandana and an oversized sweater. One cool detail that didn’t make it to the final was a serrated bracelet around Silverhand’s robot arm wrist. Extremely brutal legend.
There’s also another piece of Silverhand art concept within a sceneUsing double guns to defend himself in a gunfight. It’s a good look at the creative process behind the character and, perhaps, a vision of what Silverhand would have looked like had CD Projekt Red chose not to hire Keanu Reeves for the role.
In other Cyberpunk 2077 news, here’s our review of our game’s performance as of patch 1.06.
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