Cyberpunk 2077its first DLC expansion is on its way, opening up a whole new district of Night City for players to explore. Although there has only been a single teaser trailer for Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty so far, theories about the content have already run through Cyberpunk society.
What is clear is that Phantom Liberty’s story will be a spy-thriller tale involving the New United States of America, the nation that nominally controls Night City. When it comes to mysterious dealings and Night City politics, no character is more likely to be involved than the enigmatic Mr. Blue Eyes, a rarely seen NPC in Cyberpunk 2077 with a whole host of fan theories.
What we know about Mr. Blue Eyes in Cyberpunk 2077
Mr. Blue Eyes is one of the most mysterious NPCs in Cyberpunk 2077, and it is possible to go through the entire game without meeting him. He first appeared in the E3 2018 trailer, smiling and sipping a drink while a fellow passenger on what appeared to be a luxury space shuttle died violently from an external hack.
In the game, players will only encounter Mr. Blue Eyes if they choose the Sol ending, where V becomes a Night City Legend. After the end of the main story, Mr. Blue Eyes will offer V a job to steal a cache of data from the Crystal Palace, a luxury space station orbiting the Earth. The meeting ends with Mr. Blue Eyes promising to hold up his end of the bargain, possibly hinting that he has a way to help V with his terminal diagnosis.
If players don’t choose the solar ending, their interactions with Mr. Blue Eyes come into play Cyberpunk 2077The story will mostly be hints and hearsay. Mr. Blue Eyes will only contact V directly during the Dream On mission, but he remains anonymous, only watching from afar when the mission ends with V’s conversation with Jefferson Peralez. What’s interesting is that Peralez and Mr. Blue Eyes both wear a distinctive ring, a ring also worn by flamboyant conspiracy theorist Garry the Prophet.
As a further connection, one of Garry the Prophet’s many rants reveals that “blue-eyed people” live in space and control Earth’s politics from the shadows. This seems eerily plausible, based on Mr. Blue Eye’s involvement in the Night City mayoral contest, as well as his interest in outer space from the E3 trailer and the Sun ending. Finally, Sandra Dorsett’s mission reveals an experiment to insert AIs directly into the bodies of unwitting hosts, possibly tying it to the Peralez mission and Mr. Blue Eye’s peculiar eyes.
What his blue eyes could mean
Mr. Blue Eyes’ most recognizable feature is, of course, his eyes. Rather than just being a natural blue, his name seems to be based on the fact that his eyes glow with a strong blue light, which has been true in all of his appearances in the game, but not in the E3 trailer.
While this might just be a cosmetic cyberware choice, there are a lot of weird-eyed NPCs in there after all Cyberpunk 2077, it can also have a deeper meaning. When a person goes online in Night City, either to transfer money or make a call, their eyes take on the same distinctive blue glow as Mr. Blue Eyes. However, this change is always temporary, while his glow is permanent.
This could mean that the Mr. Blue Eyes we know is just a puppet, being directly controlled through the web by an external source. This links back to the theory of AI mind control, as well as the experiments with the Peralez family and Garry the Prophet’s theories. If a rogue AI or unknown actor is controlling Mr. Blue Eyes, it’s possible they may have other sleeper agents that they use throughout Night City, lending credence to Garry’s claims of a Blue Eyes conspiracy.
Why Mr. Blue Eyes could be in Phantom Liberty
Players have many questions and many theories about Mr. Blue Eyes, his identity and goals. Phantom Libertyas the first Cyberpunk 2077 DLC, can provide answers to these questions. This seems particularly plausible as it has already been revealed Phantom Liberty is focused on politics and espionage, two areas that seem very much in Mr. Blue Eyes territory.
The outings of Garry the Prophet are definitely meant to contain a grain of truth, and Mr. Blue Eyes may come into play more as V deals with the higher-level politics of Night City. This is absolutely true as Phantom Liberty has a focus on the New United States of America. The NUSA tolerates Night City’s status as a semi-autonomous city-state, rather than a fully incorporated territory, but much tension remains between the two sides.
It doesn’t help that NUSA is supported, and possibly controlled, by Militech, while Arasaka is the dominant corporate power in Night City. These two mega-corporations, which once destroyed the world and fought each other in Corporate Wars, may now be at odds again. Political tension and international stakes make this a perfect time for Mr. Blue Eyes to re-enter history.
Cyberpunk 2077 is available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.
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