The scene was E3, 2019, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and Keanu Reeves was on stage hawking the new game for Windows 10 and XBox One called Cyberpunk 2077. The game, from Projekt Red, the same company responsible for The Witcher game series, is ambitious, and had been in production since the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine in 2016. With the production stretching on so long, it was becoming a challenge to maintain the hype for the game, so they brought Reeves out out stage, emerging from a blinding fog like some kind of cyber messiah. Once he stepped out onto the stage, though, he was just Keanu – but that was plenty. This is where the meme of Keanu telling us we’re all breathtaking came from, and it was the inspiration for this new animation and song from The Chalkeaters.

Everybody needs someone who cares. Last summer at E3 Keanu Reeves warmed the hearts of millions of gamers around the globe by showing up on the stage of the CD Projekt RED Cyberpunk 2077 event and making us all feel Breathtaking. This is a love song to everyone’s favourite actor, who unintentionally connected so many people and brought them into one whirlpool of kindness and joy. And puppies!

Pause the stream using the handy controller at the upper right before watching (or at the bottom of your screen if you’re on your phone – sorry about that, we’re still working on a fix for this).

Cyberpunk 2077 has now been in production for almost five years, and it’s set to release in September of 2020. The long-awaited cyberpunk game project may do even better than the developers expected, with the COVID-19 lockdown turning this year into one giant months long sick day.

The production group that created the Breathtaking music video (hey, that works on several levels, doesn’t it?) is called The Chalkeaters. They’re a gaming music project based in St. Petersburg, Russia. They make songs and music videos about the gaming industry and related memes.


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