CD Projekt has said it will send a free copy of the Cyberpunk 2077 Collector's Edition to the guy who shouted "you're breathtaking!" at Keanu Reeves during Microsoft's E3 2019 media briefing.
Perhaps the highlight of Microsoft's briefing - perhaps even the highlight of E3 2019 so far - was when the Matrix and John Wick star popped out on-stage to reveal he is set to appear in the hotly-anticipated game.
While talking on-stage, Reeves called Cyberpunk "breathtaking". Thinking on his feet, the guy in the crowd shouted, "You're breathtaking!" Reeves heard - as did we all - pointed at the chap in question and responded in kind: "You're breathtaking! You're all breathtaking!" Cue cheers and clapping from the crowd at the heartwarming, joyous moment.
Best part of #XboxE3 for me pic.twitter.com/fi6Jf1y0AF— Nibel (@Nibellion) June 9, 2019
The person who shouted "you're breathtaking" is Peter Sark, an Xbox-focused YouTuber from the Los Angeles area. Sark tweeted a video of the exchange, which has had over 70,000 views.
Keanu Reeves just announced to the world that I?m breathtaking ?#KeanuReeves #XboxE3 #XboxFanFest #Cyberpunk2077 @Xbox @CDPROJEKTRED pic.twitter.com/WRnvdGfYOR— Peter ?Breathtaking? Sark (@petertheleader) June 9, 2019
CD Projekt took note, and replied with the good news.
And it got you a free #Cyberpunk2077 Collector?s Edition on top! Check your DMs.— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) June 10, 2019
The reaction to the whole thing has been pretty awesome - and yes, the memes are in full force.
Keanu Reeves called us breathtaking pic.twitter.com/FGWnFdQFK0— demi (@_demiwilliams) June 9, 2019
me: *is depressed*— patricia (@zexionreplica) June 10, 2019
keanu reeves: you're breathtaking!
me when keanu reeves calls me breathtaking pic.twitter.com/JD9bd4J8zJ— stanley ? ┐puppy? ???? (@softbuppy) June 10, 2019
That one guy who shouted "YOU'RE breathtaking" at Keanu Reeves #E3 pic.twitter.com/u2EumtWa8k— Cassie @ COMMISSIONS OPEN (@curioscurio) June 10, 2019
pic.twitter.com/eqTy1OHdaH— Labib (@Gutz360) June 10, 2019
While the Keanu Reeves "breathtaking" moment went down brilliantly, people screaming at E3 press conferences can also be a bad thing. If you watched Bethesda's E3 2019 media briefing last night, you'll have heard the screams of a chap near the front who took his enthusiasm a little too far.
The unnamed Bethesda cheerer screamed bloody murder throughout the conference, and it was clear it got to some of the Bethesda employees who were on-stage doing their best to cope with what undoubtedly a nerve-wracking experience.
Bethesda Front Row Hypeman Squad freaking out over every other sentence is honestly the funniest thing I've seen all day. pic.twitter.com/XnxntXzNPB— Tylor (@theSirToasty) June 10, 2019
So while I'm happy for Sark, who is going viral as we speak, I hope this episode doesn't encourage more Bethesda screamers!