Limbitless a non-profit has teamed up with CD Projekt Red and Xbox to create a real-life version of the bionic arm that belongs to Johnny Silverhand, who is played by Keanu Reeves in the recently launched Cyberpunk 2077.
According to Xbox Wire, the Johnny Silverhand themed prosthetic arms will be donated to adults in the upcoming clinical trials starting in 2021. In a behind the scenes video, Xbox shows how Limbitless Solutions crafted the arm and gave a brief about their functionality.
Limbitless is a non-profit organization that uses 3D printing to create prosthetic arms for children and adults that are more affordable and accessible to patients who need them. In 2015 the company collaborated with Robert Downey Jr. to present a fan with an Iron Man themed prosthetic limb, and similarly, in 2018 they teamed up with 343 Industries to present Halo themed prosthetics.
“We bring a lot of human expression to our prosthetics, and that helps people navigate their life a little better,” Remy Marasa of Limbitless Solutions explains in the video. “It’s an awesome feeling to know that you can play a video game, be inspired by the character, love every part of it, and also get to, kind of, be that character when you wear one of these arms,” concluded Marasa in the video.
Limbitless isn’t the only company making video game themed prosthetics. Open Bionics, recently teamed up with Konami to create a bionic arm based on Metal Gear Solid V for a UK-based gamer who was born without a hand.
Cyberpunk 2077 has officially launched and is playable across 9 platforms – the PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One, Xbox One X, PC, Stadia, and the next-gen consoles – the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. While the game has bugs in general, it is suffering from some serious performance issues on the PS4 and Xbox One. You can learn about the performance issues here. You can check out our first-day experience of Cyberpunk 2077 on the PS5 here.