In an interview with Gamespot, Microsoft executive, Phil Spencer, is said to have helped Keanu calm his nerves in the green room begore he went on stage for the E3 CYperpunk announcement. Spencer said the following:
“I got the feeling he maybe wasn’t fully prepared for what was coming,” Spencer, 51, told me a few days later. Spencer, who has been participating in the showcase for close to a decade and has recently taken to hosting it, promised Reeves he had nothing to worry about. “They’re going to love you,” he assured him.
You can see the shock on Reeves’s face as he walked onstage in the many videos that have been posted online since: the whoops and hollers took a full minute or more to die down; the shouted declarations of love even longer.
Adventures in Poor Taste have posted some of the art work of Cosplayer Dan Ballestero that brings Johnny Silverhand to life.