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Timelines are in flux. Future unclear. Try again later

— Mike Pondsmith, Reddit 2018

The canonical Timeline of the Cyberpunk Series. Released in 1988, Cyberpunk 2013 introduced players to the world of the dark future. Three supplementary books were released, fleshing out the world and character roles.

In 1990 a second edition was released, titled Cyberpunk 2020, the timeline was moved forward 7 years to the year 2020. As a result much of the information from 2013 was greatly expanded upon, the setting of Night City became real and a lot of the corporations were given full backstories.

In 1993 the timeline was pushed forward again by another 7 years with Cybergeneration, focusing on supernatural abilities in a more dangerous world. The Cybergeneration series then turned into a spin-off in an alternate reality.

In 1997 the Firestorm books were published, these two, originally three, adventure books were meant to introduce the concept of the Fourth Corporate War to Player and move the story forward into the late 2020s and 2030s. The campaign pitched up against Arasaka, but with the help of many of the named characters throughout the series such as Morgan Blackhand and Johnny Silverhand. A Third Firestorm book was planned but it eventually became part of the Cyberpunk V3.0 rule book.

In 2005 Cyberpunk v3.0 was published. The timeline was pushed into the 2030s and was a direct followup to the events of the Firestorm series. The world has to deal with the fallout of the Arasaka Nuke in Night City as well as the data corruption on the Net. Reviews were negative based on the setting change as well as some of the presentation elements in the book.

In 2013 polish video game developer CDProjektRed announced they had acquired the licence to develop video games based on the Cyberpunk series with creator Mike Pondsmith working closely with the polish studio. Cyberpunk 2077 would move the timeline much further into the year 2077. The Game had a full reveal in 2018, with players assuming the role of V, a lowly cyberpunk in Night City.

Mike Pondsmith later announced Cyberpunk Red, a new edition of the pen & paper RPG set sometime before 2077. As a result of the Red Edition and 2077, the timeline was significantly changed. Creator Mike Pondsmith has said the official timeline is up in the air in regards to the later editions. As such elements of the Firestorm books and the Cyberpunk v3.0 books have been retired, though which elements are currently unknown. It can be assumed the Arasaka Nuke and the corruption of the Net story elements are being disregarded, however it is known that the Fourth Corporate War did indeed take place.

This following timeline takes information from all the officially published Cyberpunk 2013 and Cyberpunk 2020 rule books and sourcebooks. Information from the Alternate Timeline can be found here.

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  • 2010
  • 2011
    • The Crystal Palace space station is completed by the EuroSpace Agency.
    • Joint Euro-Soviet mission to mars is a success.
    • The Night City Mob War ends, with the Corporations emerging victorious.
    • Marshall R. Shepard joins Petrochem.
    • Filipino President Ramos is killed and his succeed by President Aguilar.
    • An experimental Nanotech device is used in Australia, but becomes dangerously out of control. It is abandoned.
    • An oilrig is hijacked in the Gulf of Mexico and a new Pirate haven is formed, called MetaKey.
  • 2012
    • A Bioplague is unleashed on Chicago, IL. 1700 are killed.
    • Gerhard Kessler is assassinated.
    • Yarno Kurgasyn retires from SovOil.
    • Arkady Cherminino assumes control of SovOil
    • Nanotechnology breakthrough is achieved.
    • Filipino President Aguilar is killed for cheating in the election, his successor President Lopez is killed on the way to his inauguration.
    • The Nomad Long Walk ends with only 10% returning home.
    • Drought decimates Spain and a small Corporate war breaks out over water rights. The EC intervenes to stop the conflict.
  • 2013
  • 2014
    • Turf wars begin in Night City, they are known as The Metal Wars
    • Emperor Shinka-Tenno is removed from power in Japan.
    • The Peoples Liberation Party regain control of large areas of southern China.
    • Hong Kong is liberated.
    • The Association of Southeastern Asian Nations is reformed.
    • The Amnesty International office in london is bombed. They set up a new HQ in New Zealand.
    • The Cape York spaceport completes construction.
    • The Church of Poland is formed, splitting from the Vatican.
  • 2015
  • 2016
    • The Third Corporate War begins.
    • Angus Youngblood and Ellen Trieste Marry via the Net.
    • The O'Neill One space colony completes construction.
    • Bioware becomes commercially available.
    • The Scottish uprising begins.
    • Water riots begin in Australia. Arasaka funds construction of a desalination plant.
    • Bameo Incident occurs. 127 protesters are killed by corporate security teams.
  • 2017
    • The first self-aware human clone is created.
    • The O'Neill Two Space colony is completed and named Galileo Cylinder.
    • NASA launches a mission to mars.
    • London is flooded as the Thames flood barriers are bombed.
    • The Martial Law Authority is disbanded and the Monarchy reigns once more in the United Kingdom.
    • Arasaka discovers precious natural deposits under a facility in Africa. Militech supports the native population in removing Arsaka, they fail and Arasaka buy the rights to the land.
    • The Seven Nomad Nations are formed.
    • A Neurotoxin spill occurs in the Latvian town of Jelgava. Lithuania is to blame.
  • 2018
    • EuroSpace Agency launch a mission to Jupiter.
    • The European Brushfire War begins.
    • The O'Neill Three space colony is completes and named Paradise Station.
    • The EuroSpace Agency send another joint mission to mars with SovOil.
    • Human cloning laws are passed in Europe.
    • The Pirate Haven of MetaKey is moved to Tampa Florida to begin the salvage operation of the city.
    • Poland is attacked by Czechoslovakia but are repelled.
    • Romania invades Bulgaria.
    • Rolf Schneider is elected president of the European Council.
    • Evienne De Tours is elected to join the European Council.
    • Interpol launches their organized crime division.
    • Directive 2017-EC-A-001021 is launched in the EC.
    • Greece annexes Macedonia with the aid of Albania. In retaliation Serbia invades Albania.
    • Pritap Suwarti is assassinated.
    • Amelia Young dies.
  • 2019
    • L-5 Space colonies revolt and declare independence.
    • L-4 Space colonies placed under martial law.
    • NASA Mars mission is successful.
    • Emperor Jinkyoku-Tenno ascends the throne in Japan.
    • Opium production begins anew in the golden triangle of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos.
    • Storm Technology begins operations in Chicago, Illinois.
    • Albania is annexed by Yugoslavia.

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  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2022
  • 2023
    • NASA being offering commercial flights to mars.
    • NASA launches a mission to Jupiter.
  • 2024
  • 2025
    • NASA Jupiter mission is successful.
    • NASA and the Japanese Aerospace Bureau launch a joint mission to Saturn.
  • 2026
  • 2027
  • 2028
  • 2029

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