EDIT: 2/4/07/2019. Since the time of writing, IGN has reached out to CD Projekt Red who provided an official translation of the Polish interview described in the original article below.
The representative’s translation as provided by CDPR is as follows: “I mentioned, our vision is somehow based on the real world. And religion is a very important part of the latter, society-wise. In our game we’re going to see for example Christianity and its different branches, or religions from the East…
“We do not want to avoid religion as a topic, authenticity of the world is what counts for us. Technically, the situation you mentioned is possible, but this is all about the choices made by the player. We won’t encourage the player to do so. In our quests, which involve religious themes, we make sure there’s no disrespect.”
Original article as follows:
CD Projekt Red has announced that its upcoming dystopian RPG, Cyberpunk 2077, won’t be shying away from some topics that players might find offensive.
In a recent Polish interview, translated by the Cyberpunk community [via NeoGaf] , it’s emerged that the game will feature religions, and these won’t be wholly fictional ones.
“We will not avoid any subject, even if they may offend the sensitivity of some,” said a company representative.
“Our vision of Cyberpunk is not to describe an alternative world but a continuity of our world. Some things will look like our current reality,” continues the source. “For example, Christianity is present in the game and will even have a faction.”
However, you won’t be getting a game that wants you to think and feel a certain way, as the rep added: “We are not here to say whether it is good or bad.”
Cyberpunk 2077 is sounding like one of the most ambitious games ever released, and the more we’re hearing, the more excited we’re getting.
Despite being nearly a year away from release, Cyberpunk is already one of the most highly-anticipated games of all time, with thousands clamouring for the upcoming title.
In the game, you’ll play as V, a protagonist who’s almost entirely customisable down to the gender.
You’ll be exploring Night City, a dystopian and lawless community governed by people obsessed with body modifications. From the sounds of things, there’s going to be a whole lot of freedom in the game.
Pacifist runs will be possible, meaning you won’t need to kill anyone if that’s not your thing, and with branching storylines and different routes to take, CD Projekt Red has said it’s going to take at least three playthroughs to fully experience the game as a whole.
Check out GameByte’s experience of the hands-off demo from E3 this year.
Cyberpunk 2077 will be releasing on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, April 16 2020.
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