At the E3 2019 conference of Microsoft, the A-list actor Keanu Reeves has made everyone extremely surprised with the latest Cyberpunk 2077's trailer revealing that the actor would play the role of the rebellious rock star Johnny Silverhands. This character of Keanu Reeves looks to travel with the players of Cyberpunk 2077 almost all the storyline of the game. And in E3 this year, the star of John Wick movies series has shared the reason he wanted to take part in the next role-playing game of CD Projekt Red in an interview.

"Part of the attraction for me was that not only was it my face, but they were asking me to perform a role, and a cool one," Keanu Reeves said. "I really love the format of the game and some of the questions it asks, what's revealed, and what it demands of the player. There're some interesting choices that have to get made."

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Keanu Reeves in the trailer of Cyberpunk 2077

In fact, the portrait of Keanu Reeves has previously been immortalized in video games. For example, his Neo character in Matrix movie series was in Enter the Matrix title, an action-adventure video game in 2003. Now, after almost two decades, the actor is back to the world of the video game with a huge role of a huge video game (please do not mistake Keanu as the 'Fortnite guy' only anymore)

"For me, the technology of motion capture has gotten a little quicker," Keanu Reeves shared. "When I first did face capture, I think it was an array of cameras, and it was blacked out in a tent. It was a huge deal that there was five terabytes. They had five terabytes to do this capture. It felt like some black ops thing. OK, this is super secret hardware, doing super secret tech stuff, and it probably was, right?"

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Neo by Keanu Reeves in Enter The Matrix video game in 2003

The John Wick star admitted that he was not an expert about Johnny Silverhands, Keanu Reeves' character in Cyberpunk 2077. This type of character is really so new for Keanu Reeves himself that it took him longer than expected to fit himself in the role. However, the actor believed that he could work on with CD Projekt Red to complete his version of the in-game character. Reeves also shared that he was attracted by how big the role-playing video games such as Cyberpunk provide its players with such a wide range of choices.

"I've got a couple of people who I've worked with who've done voices in games," the famous Hollywood actor said. "I hadn't done that yet. For me, I was attracted to the storytelling. The different versions. It's not just choose-your-own end but the choose-your-own-path in a weird way, which I thought was cool. There are so many massively multiplayer games, and this one is kind of your own private, almost cinematic experience. Even reading it, it's almost like literature in a way, right? You're participating in this open world, but it's your story, your choices."

The question that many players and fans are having in their minds is how frequently they will interact with the actor via his character, Johnny Silverhands. For this matter, Keanu Reeves could not give out a definite answer (probably to secure information for the game), but he did joke that the connection would be more profound than the interaction from one side.

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"My character Johnny interacts with the role-player," Keanu Reeves claimed. "So I interact with whoever is playing that, and I'm part of their journey, but they're also part of mine, so you know, you'll see what happens."