Developer CD Projekt RED, the studio behind The Witcher, has released the first trailer for its upcoming game Cyberpunk 2077. The teaser shows off the game’s deadly (and unhinged) MAX-TAC police, AKA the Psycho Squad.
There isn’t any actual gameplay footage in the clip, but there’s still a fair bit of information to absorb. CD Projekt RED studio head Adam Badowski offers this detailed explanation of what we’re looking at:
When a psycho goes on the rampage, strange things can happen. There’s going to be a lot of carnage, so the psycho might be taken down by regular police, but they’re not always able to get the job done. They call in MAX-TAC (Maximum Force Tactical Division), popularly called the “Psycho Squad.” And these guys are exceptional, these guys are crack troops. The fact that they’re proud of that name tells you a bit about their mindset. They wear a badge with their official emblem on their right sleeve, but their left is reserved for their unofficial Psycho Squad emblem. It’s primitively made and the image itself is on the crude side of things. It’s not unlike a badge.”