Cyberpunk 2077 has landed itself in further controversy this week (albeit inadvertently) thanks to a huge piece of mural art in Brazil.
The artwork in question is from Brazilian marketing firm NaLata NaLata which resulted in a hefty $410,000 fine [via ComicBook].
The artwork, which apparently got completed between November and December 2020, features the male version of protagonist “V.” V has featured in practically every piece of marketing material and trailers prior to the game’s launch.
While CD Projekt Red is not responsible for the artwork in São Paulo, the company still had to issue an apology for the artwork. It reportedly violated the city’s terms of not allowing external advertising to be displayed publicly in the city.
Despite the artwork not featuring CDPR’s branding, it was still official marketing material and as the artwork was for Cyberpunk 2077, naturally the heat came the developer’s way.
It’s certainly yet another strange situation for CD Projekt Red, especially as the mural was praised by the official Twitter account of the city in which the artwork was displayed.
I guess this latest controversy can be added to the ever-growing list of troubles piling-up for CD Projekt Red of late.
In related Cyberpunk 2077 news this week, dataminers found some rather interesting information within the executable files which indicate that the planned multiplayer content might involve co-op heist missions.
With 2021 already not looking any better than 2020, I doubt very much that this latest controversy for CD Projekt Red will be the last, unfortunately.
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