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The Bizarre The Office Easter Egg Fans Found In Cyberpunk 2077

After a long, arduous journey, Cyberpunk 2077 is finally available for gamers to get sucked into... provided your gaming console is advanced enough to not end up with a swarm of bugs.

After you customize your character, pick a play style, and invest in a cyberdeck, you're ready to head into Night City as V, a mercenary who'll have to contend with NetRunners, Technies, and RipperDocs if you're to make it out of the story alive. While gamers are quick to form opinions, you can't deny that Night City is a carnival of delights. You can push through with the main storyline, but there are a seemingly endless number of side quests available for you to complete so that you can become an undisputed Night City legend. 

Cyberpunk 2077 draws influence from a number of works of art that came before, from Blade Runner to Neuromancer, but there's one reference to something you probably didn't expect going into this game: The Office. That's right; gamers have already discovered a subtle Office Easter egg, but don't go in expecting a "that's what she said" joke. There's a sly reference to the often-overlooked Office character, Hide. 

A character in Cyberpunk 2077 tells the exact same story as Hide on The Office

Redditor u/Racketygecko uploaded a video detailing two scenes back-to-back. The first is gameplay footage from Cyberpunk 2077 in which you listen to the story of a surgeon who escaped to the United States after killing a Japanese crime boss. The next clip is from the season 6 episode of The Office "Happy Hour," in which Hide provides a story to the camera crew of how he used to be a highly-regarded surgeon who escaped to the United States after killing a Japanese crime boss. 

No, you weren't going crazy on SynthCoke if you thought the speech in Cyberpunk 2077 sounded familiar. Minus a few world-building details, the speech is precisely the same as the one given on The Office, right down to the phrase, "World best surgeon make no mistake!" 

Apparently, there were quite a few Dunder Mifflin fans working at CD Projekt Red, as there's another subtle Office reference that's even harder to catch. Redditor u/Halfblood54 posted an image of a database report you can read at some point during the game that details a medical condition known as "spontaneous dental hydroplosion." As you may remember from the season 1 episode "Health Care," that's a fake medical problem made up by Jim and Pam in which the teeth turn into liquid and gradually begin dripping down your throat. 

With such a wide, expansive world, there's a good chance even more Office references will pop up in the weeks to come. You may not be able to become Employee of the Month, but you can rise to the status of a legend like Johnny Silverhand.