Watch the Cyberpunk 2077 ‘PS1 Demake’ Made Entirely in PS4’s Dreams

Cyberpunk 2077 has been ‘demade’ inside PS4’s exclusive creative toolbox Dreams

, in the style of a PlayStation 1 game.

YouTuber Bearly Regal has released a new video that showcases his demake of Cyberpunk 2077 in Dreams, called Cyberpunk 1997. Textures are made with pixel art for that authentic old game feel, while characters and objects are sprites that rotate to always face you.

At first, the game is played in first-person as you wake up in your futuristic apartment. The apartment is fully customisable and acts as the game’s hub, where you can customise your character, accept missions, and analyse and boost your stats.

There’s also a personal armoury where you can grab your equipment before heading out to do missions. The only gun on show so far is the 9mm Vindicator – a standard issue for police officers, which is your character’s occupation in the world of Night City.

Bearly Regal then shows the market area outside of the apartment where you can buy and sell goods from vendors. The number of citizens wandering around the market changes depending on the time of day. You can talk to some of them to be sent on quests while others have unique items.

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The final part of Cyberpunk 1997 that’s shown off is the rest of the city, which you drive around in a police car from a top-down view, resembling the early Grand Theft Auto games.

Bearly Regal explains that Night City is under martial law due to a spike in gang activity. You can choose to intervene with any character breaking curfew or the law. The world and story is said to adapt to your playstyle, whether you stick to your permitted duties or take the law into your own hands.

Bearly Regal made his own tech inside Dreams in order to piece together Cyberpunk 1997, and you can see him explain how it all works in a development video.

He has also previously made a Metal Gear Solid HD remake in Dreams, as well as a Death Stranding demake.

Dreams is due to come out on February 14, 2020 for PS4. Developer Media Molecule has said before that it wants games made inside Dreams to be published beyond the PS4. So you never know, maybe this Cyberpunk 2077 homage could come to other platforms one day.

Chris Priestman is a freelancer who writes news for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.

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