Cyberpunk 2077 Has No Genders In Character Creation

Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the hottest games on everyone’s lips right now, and the more we hear about it, the more boundaries it looks like it’s trying to break open.

The latest information on the game from CD Projekt Red relates to Cyberpunk’s character creation, which will reportedly feature a more fluid approach to gender when making your character.

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In an interview with Metro, Cyberpunk’s senior concept artist Marthe Jonkers explained how inclusivity is incredibly important to both the fans and the developers, saying that the change to character creation came from player feedback.

“You don’t choose your gender anymore. You don’t choose, ‘I want to be a female or male character’ you now choose a body type. Because we want you to feel free to create any character you want,” Jonkers said.

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“So you choose your body type and we have two voices, one that’s male sounding, one is female sounding. You can mix and match. You can just connect them any way you want. And then we have a lot of extra skin tones and tattoos and hairstyles. So we really want to give people the freedom to make their own character and play the way they want to play.”

The depth of customisation makes a lot of sense for a game set in a world where body customisation and upgrades are a hot trend.

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Jonkers also told the publication that the development team is incredibly diverse itself, and is therefore completely open to ideas from the public: “We just wanna know what we can improve on because we want to make a really good game and we really wanna make a game that everybody is comfortable playing,

“But at the same time we’ll tackle difficult issues. It is a cyberpunk world after all.”

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Cyberpunk 2077 releases April 16, 2020.

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