Cyberpunk 2077 and Chromebook Plus to get Times Square advert
Google’s Chromebook Plus and CD PROJEKT’s Cyberpunk 2077 are teaming up for a promotional run. The goal is to show people how capable Chromebook’s really are at gaming. If you’re unfamiliar with Chromebook Plus, it’s Google’s new hardware standard for the Chromebook platform that’s designed to provide more performance power through use of more powerful components like Intel Core i3 processors and above. As well as AMD equivalents.
These Chromebook Plus model laptops will also come with more RAM and have higher resolution webcams. With regard to the promo, it’s actually a partnership between Google, CD PROJEKT, and NVIDIA. With the aim of highlighting the use of GeForce NOW on Chromebooks to stream high-quality PC games over the internet.
GeForce NOW of course has been natively available on Chromebooks for a couple years now at this point. But Google wants a way to bring attention to how apt at gaming the new Chromebook Plus options will be. And GeForce NOW with perhaps one of modern gaming’s most visually striking games seems like a good way to do that. To that end the trio of companies will be placing an advert on the 3D billboard in Times Square featuring GeForce NOW games, including Cyberpunk 2077.
The Chromebook Plus promo will include a clue to a Cyberpunk 2077 in-game puzzle
While Google’s reasoning for the promotion is to highlight the gaming prowess of Chromebook Plus, CD PROJEKT saw it as an opportunity to provide players of Cyberpunk 2077 with a little bit of fun. As noted by 9To5Google the promotional billboard ad will include a clue to an in-game puzzle that Cyberpunk 2077 players have been working on for years. The puzzle refers to mystery that players have been trying to solve after finding a strange code on the base of a statue within Cyberpunk 2077. Which then led to clues found in The Witcher 3, one of CDPR’s other games.
Phantom Liberty, which is the expansion for Cyberpunk 2077 that recently released contains at least one more clue that will help players solve for this secret easter egg. And the billboard will have a clue that seemingly points players in the right direction. It’s a neat little way to drive engagement with the game and the playerbase.