Cyberpunk 2077‘s Night City might already be home to a colorful cast of characters, but not even Keanu Reeves’ turn as Johnny Silverhand can steal this particular star’s thunder. Borat, British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen’s politically incorrect and ignorantly racist alter ego, has found himself inserted into a very different version of the “US and A” and the result, as if you needed telling, is rib-tickling to say the least.
The mashup depicts the fictional Kazakh interacting with several of Night City’s citizens, including full-blown cyborg Adam Smasher who, well… Let’s just say their meeting is best experienced first-hand, so to speak. You can check out the video for yourself down below, though we’d advise against clicking play if you’re at work, as the language isn’t exactly office-friendly.
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Almost certainly the most unexpected crossover of 2021 so far, then, and while there’s plenty of time for someone to one-up this absurdity, they’ll be hard-pressed to find a stranger pairing. Unsurprisingly, some folks are already voicing their support for the introduction of a Mankini as worn by Borat in the first film and who knows, perhaps we’ll see exactly that in future DLC? An unlikely outcome, of course, though it’s worth noting that V is able to wear some unconventional apparel, so never say never.
Cyberpunk 2077 is out now for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC and is scheduled to release natively for Series X and PS5 sometime this year. Whether next-gen versions have been affected by developer CD Projekt RED’s post-launch attempts at damage control remains to be seen, however, and we wouldn’t be surprised to learn of a delay. Watch this space for further updates.