What is Braindance in Cyberpunk 2077?

Are you wondering about the Braindance mechanic in Cyberpunk 2077? We got a look at a new Cyberpunk 2077 feature called Braindance back in June, and we’re going to give you the rundown of what it is and everything you need to know to understand it. It will supposedly play a significant role in the game’s story, so it’s a good idea to learn what you can about it before diving into the game.

What is Braindance in Cyberpunk 2077?

Braindance is a brain implant allowing users to record all their experiences. The feature plays a big part in the Cyberpunk 2077 story. Users who die while in an active Braindance are known as flatliners. 

Players can relive another person’s experience through Braindance. You can feel physical sensations like pain and pleasure of another person through the device. Analyzing a Braindance of someone who died with the device active allows you to relive their final moments. It’s an excellent way to explore the world and learn more about the characters of Night City.

The editor feature of Braindance is the primary mechanic in Cyberpunk 2077. It’s mostly like watching and editing a video, allowing you to fast forward, rewind, pause, and play any moment of the recorded experience. It can come in handy when trying to figure out what happened to someone and how an event transpired. While the game is not yet released, we don’t have an official word on how much Braindance play is in the story mode.

For entertainment seekers in Night City, Braindance provides a glimpse into anything imaginable. It can include adult entertainment, movies, vlogging, and much more. Braindance is an invention by Yuriko Sujimoto, a research graduate student from the University of California at Santa Cruz, according to CD Projekt Red. By combining Netrunning tech with physical sensation chips, experiences could be relived in perfect detail.

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