A Filipino Restaurant Makes an Appearance in Cyberpunk 2077
Looks like Filipino food is still big, even in the far-off future of 2077—at least according to Cyberpunk 2077. A gamer named JP Meneses spotted signs for a restaurant called Kabayan Foods while walking around in the massive in-game world of Cyberpunk 2077.
The open world video game is developed by Polish game studio CD Projekt Red. He found the signs "in the Little China district in Night City," said the 33-year-old art director to SPIN Life.Meneses also sent this shot of the actual restaurant itself, which he found in the Kabuki District, which is beside Little China in Night City. Take a look below.
Night City, of course, is the setting of the RPG, which was released to much acclaim just this week. Even if the game was developed by the Polish studio, several Philippine studios also did some work on the game, according to the credits. These include Pixel Mafia, Synergy 88 Digital, and Secret 6.
In a previous interview with SPIN Life, Secret 6 talked at length about their work on the environments and props in The Last of Us Part II, which recently cleaned up at the Game Awards.
"The excitement never goes away, when you see your asset actually in there," said producer Jozette “Tots” Tuquib about Secret 6's work in The Last of Us Part II. "A lot of assets from big murals, buildings where encounters happened were created here in Manila. We were also seeing hero items, props, vehicles we’ve created. All of the stress just goes away and it fuels our passion to move on to another game!"
This story originally appeared on Spin.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.