Our new issue, “The Working Class,” is out in print and online now. Subscribe today and start reading.

Cyberpunk Needs a Reboot

Cyberpunk once stood out as a vital genre of anti-capitalist fiction. Today, it’s been reduced to a cool retro aesthetic easily appropriated by the world’s second-richest man to market ugly Blade Runner–inspired trucks to nostalgia-drenched Gen Xers.

If you think irony is dead, you’d only have to observe Elon Musk’s recent tweet about Cyberpunk 2077. “I picked Nomad, so [the] start was a little slow, but picks up fast,” he replied when asked if he’d had a chance to play Polish studio CD Projekt Red’s long-awaited video game in December. According to […]

Sorry, but this article is available to subscribers only. Please log in or become a subscriber.

{{ login_error }}
Forgot Password Icon Forgot your password?