Cyberpunk 2077 will showcase some of the most amazing forward-thinking motor-bicycle designs seen in the video game. Thanks to Keanu Reeves, whose company, Arch Motorcycle, provided the needed schematics.
For someone with a thriving career in Hollywood acting, who would have thought that Keanu Reeves runs a side business? It appears he does. One, he even co-founded with a business partner, Gard Hollinger.
That is not to say that celebrities who already earn millions of dollars don’t have the right to engage in a side endeavor. But it’s definitely a surprise to see the humble but wealthy actor dabble into business, based on a passion for custom vehicles.
As featured in Night City Wire
In one segment of the latest episode of Night City Wire, the Arch Motorcycle co-founders became center stage of the show. In it, they talked about how their passion enterprise has made its way into the game, even the challenges that come with running a rather unusual business.
From the get-go, it’s clear that the idea of “passion” in their custom motorcycle business comes with its own merits. This owes to the idea of seeing Reeves express his interpretation of being on your own bespoke pair of wheels. A thought which his co-founder, Hollinger, complemented with his own.
The sentiments were not particularly in-depth, but rather are short and symbolic in a sense. Still, the statements uttered in the barely 4-minute video holds deep meaning to those who comprehend the spoken ideas.
More of a two wheels fan? No worries, we got you covered! Go behind the scenes of our cooperation with Arch Motorcycle with the company's co-founders, Keanu Reeves and Gard Hollinger. pic.twitter.com/SrHVKRkhsy
— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) October 15, 2020
Genuine mechanical sounds
While that is interesting, another compelling aspect of the episode segment is how CDPR plays a critical role in bringing the designs to the game from a real source. This might speak true of the vehicles’ physical layouts but is also as authentic to the sounds they generate. Which, to the trained ears, could easily spot the difference, much to Hollinger’s own claim.
To do just that, the people at CDPR, whom Reeves says to be fans of Arch Motorcycle, went hands-on in capturing the acoustics. This means being on the road with their gear and getting the sounds as they are produced from the vehicle’s loud engines. But not the kind that one would typically encounter on the road—the audio themselves are somewhat special.
Many of us probably may not be able to afford our own custom Arch motorbike. But this is maybe just okay, knowing that we would be getting an almost similar experience just by playing Cyberpunk 2077.
Who knows, though. Maybe some of us could own one for their own one day.
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