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The Cyberpunk 2077 SteelBooks aren’t just heavier and shinier than their plastic case counterparts, they’ll also give you a stylish alternative look at the gangs of Night City. Developer CD Projekt Red revealed four unique designs for its upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 SteelBooks that feature designs from cyberpunk (the genre, that is) inspired artist Deathburger.

The artist’s take on Cyberpunk 2077 uses detailed lineart and muted pastel colors in place of the game’s usual photorealistic neon style. It’s refreshing for CD Projekt Red to embrace alternative aesthetics – it shows confidence in their own vision while acknowledging that the idea of “cyberpunk” can look and feel very different to different people.

Here are the images and what they may be able to tell us about Cyberpunk 2077’s gangs.

This flashlight-faced gang is called the Maelstrom. They were the main enemies in the E3 2018 gameplay demo, so we’ve seen the most of them so far. This appears to be their leader, Royce; the rest of the gang is marked by heavy cybernetic augmentations as well.

These could be the Voodoo Boys. Some of Night City’s gangs are violent and expansionist, while others are more concerned with protecting their local community from corrupt officials and other gangs. The Voodoo Boys belong to the latter category; also, they have some really good netrunners (hackers), so don’t piss ’em off if you’re sporting too much cyberware.

This is a gang we don’t have a name for yet, but they look rad. The guy standing astride a bike in the foreground has a scary oni mask concealing most of his face – or maybe that is his face now – and the bikers in the background are leaving behind cool light trails as they ride. Yes, just like that scene in Akira.

Another as-yet unnamed gang, these ones seem to like two things: sharp edges and religious symbolism. Dude has a crucifix implanted in his forehead and the woman in the back is holding a lit prayer candle. The gold machete makes me suspect they may not be big on the whole “mercy” thing though.

For more ripping hot scoops, check out our exclusive on whether you can pet the dog in Cyberpunk 2077, or watch what we thought of our E3 2019 preview of the game.

Источник: http://gameduet.com/game%data/categ2_20news/175780/cyberpunk-2077-gangs-get-a-new-look-in-official-steelbook-art

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Cyberpunk 2077 Fans Send Heartwarming Memes to Dev After Delay Announcement

Cyberpunk 2077 fans begin to send heartwarming messages and memes to developer CD Projekt RED after announcing the game has been delayed.

Cyberpunk 2077 fans send developer CD Projekt RED a huge number of heartwarming messages and memes after the big delay announcement. The developer confirmed that the Cyberpunk 2077 release date is now in September, which is a five-month delay.

The response to CD Projekt RED’s Cyberpunk 2077 delay announcement tweet could put some smiles on faces. Many fans are disappointed by the news that they will have to wait to play the game, but fans want the development team to take its time. Twitter user MatchaLottie posted a reminder to fans upset by the delay news, sharing an image of a Shigeru Miyamoto quote that said “a delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad.” Caio Santos also posted a quote, sharing a Mean Girls GIF that told CD Projekt RED “don’t let the haters stop you from doing your thang.” A tweet from littlesiha that just said “take your time ily” also got 345 likes.

Godspeed, CDPR. We’ll see you in September. pic.twitter.com/hV6tNuWpkp

CD Projekt RED also found support from some popular streamers. Twitch streamer Anne Munition wished the Cyberpunk 2077 development team “godspeed” with a GIF of her saluting the camera and King Gothalion, who has moved to Mixer from Twitch, told the developer to “take your time.”

King Gothalion also defended CD Projekt RED from someone who suggested that the developer only delayed the game to release it on PS5 and Xbox Series X. There have been several rumors that Cyberpunk 2077 will be released on the new consoles because it’s releasing the same year as the next-gen. The game would look good on the new consoles but King Gothalion called it a “bad take” to suggest that’s why CD Projekt RED delayed the game. The company develops for PC first and the new consoles likely won’t launch until October at the earliest.

CD Projekt RED will likely be very happy with all of the positive messages that these fans have sent in. However, the developer may find it difficult not to use crunch development practices as it tries to get the game ready for its new release date. Many fans would be okay with another delay if it means that developers are able to finish making it in a healthy way, but it’s unclear if CD Projekt RED will do this.

Cyberpunk 2077 launches on September 17, 2020 for PC, PS4, Stadia, and Xbox One.

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Источник: http://gamerant.com/cyberpunk-2077-delay-meme/

Cyberpunk 2077 Dev Explains Why There’s No Character Gender Option Anymore

Here’s why the developers changed the gender option.

Metro caught up with CD Projekt Red senior concept artist Marthe Jonkers to talk more about the world building in Cyberpunk 2077, and how that manifests in the gameplay. Specifically, Metro asked about gender in Cyberpunk 2077, an area that CD Projekt Red received criticism for in the past.

Jonkers said the developers are working to make Cyberpunk 2077 “really inclusive.” This resulted in gameplay design choices like an expanded character customization menu.

“[O]ur character creation menu, for instance, compared to the last demo we now give you so many more options,” Jonkers said. “For instance, 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.”

CD Projekt Red already revealed that character customization will feature prominently into Cyberpunk 2077, but the developers are opting out of strict binaries for things like gender. Instead players can choose a body type and two voice options, “one that’s male sounding, one is female sounding. You can mix and match. You can just connect them any you want.”

Players will be able to further customize their characters with tattoos, hairstyles, and skin tones.

At E3, some fans wondered how CD Projekt Red would approach gender in Cyberpunk 2077, especially after an in-game ad prominently featured a transgender character. There was also the matter of CD Projekt Red’s history, where the company previously apologizes for making jokes aimed at the transgender community.

However, Jonkers says that the CD Projekt Red development team is very diverse and asks for feedback when it comes to creative decisions such as these. “We always ask for feedback and even when we show these demos, we still ask people to tell us what they think.” A practice CD Projekt Red has kept since the development of The Witcher 3.

Источник: http://www.ign.com/data/categ2_articles/2019/08/28/cyberpunk-2077-dev-explains-why-theres-no-character-gender-option-anymore

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Cyberpunk 2077 Character Customization Removes Gender Choice

CD Projekt RED makes changes to its Cyberpunk 2077 character creation plans and has removed gendered body types in favor of open customization.

Character creation in Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the game’s most anticipated features, yet little has been revealed about its final character creation system. Now, it seems that what little has been previously shown has now been retooled, with the biggest change to Cyberpunk 2077‘s character customization being the removal of the Male and Female preset options in favor of a new, genderless body type range of customizations.

In a recent interview, CD Projekt RED senior concept artist Marthe Jonkers answered a range of questions about Cyberpunk 2077‘s Night City. The interview then branched into questions regarding CD Projekt RED’s controversies tied to gender representation and trans issues. Jonkers replied by saying that inclusivity is a priority for Cyberpunk 2077, which then led to a discussion regarding character creation in Cyberpunk 2077.

“We want you to feel free to create any character you want,” is how Jonkers explains CD Projekt RED’s change to character options. Players will no longer select their gender in character creation anymore. Early screenshots of character creation showed players choosing either “M” or “F” bodies. Instead, players will choose a body type. It’s unclear if this means there will be more than two body types to choose from or if CD Projekt RED is simply removing the labeling. Either way, the effort is still meaningful.

Jonkers continues, saying that once players choose their body type, they’ll then be able to choose a voice. There will be only two voices to choose from, one masculine and the other feminine, which can be mixed and matched. In addition to the genderless options, Jonkers says that other customization options have been expanded such as Skin tones, tattoos, and hairstyles. “We really want to give people the freedom to make their own character and play the way they want to play.”

While Jonkers doesn’t specifically say that these changes were made to Cyberpunk 2077 in response to criticism, she does say that feedback is a big part of CD Projekt RED’s development. “We just wanna know what we can improve on because we want to make a really good game and we really want to make a game that everybody is comfortable playing.” These design choices both fit into the cyberpunk world and, through enabling the player to be comfortable in their character’s bodies, lets CD Projekt RED really “tackle difficult issues” in its story.

Cyberpunk 2077 releases April 16 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

Источник: http://gamerant.com/cyberpunk-2077-genderless-character-customization/

Cyberpunk 2077 gender

Genuine question. They said that customization option will be extensive. That by definition should include gender. You could shed skin in mere seconds, upload your consiounsess to another shell like in altered carbon. That is cyberpunk world full of mods and augments. Why changing gender makes it so difficult to accept. Some chsracter had whole face opened on one of the trailers so.

Genuine question. They said that customization option will be extensive. That by definition should include gender. You could shed skin in mere seconds, upload your consiounsess to another shell like in altered carbon. That is cyberpunk world full of mods and augments. Why changing gender makes it so difficult to accept. Some chsracter had whole face opened on one of the trailers so.

BTW, you cannot change your gender, that doesn’t make any sense.

Yes, you can pretend that your character is whatever you want, just like in real life.

Genuine question. They said that customization option will be extensive. That by definition should include gender. You could shed skin in mere seconds, upload your consiounsess to another shell like in altered carbon. That is cyberpunk world full of mods and augments. Why changing gender makes it so difficult to accept. Some chsracter had whole face opened on one of the trailers so.

Yes, you can pretend that your character is whatever you want, just like in real life.

Источник: http://steamcommunity.com/data/categ2_app/1091500/discussions/0/1638661595061024651/

In Cyberpunk 2077 you don’t choose gender, you “choose a body type”

Cyberpunk 2077 will have no gender picker during its character creator sequence, according to the latest word from CD Projekt RED. Instead, players will get to choose their character’s body type, and then outfit it with different voices and more.

“You know, we really want to make a video game that’s really inclusive,” said CDPR’s senior concept artist Marthe Jonkers, adding that the latest iteration of the game’s character creator offers a far wider array of customisation options than it did before.

“Of course, if you tackle certain subjects then you will expect people to have an opinion about it and we respect that,” said Jonkers. Cyberpunk 2077 will offer no straight-forward gender option. Instead, there’s going to be various body types to pick from: “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.”

The bottom line is fairly simple: “You can mix and match.” This is sure to make for one of the most impressively detailed character creator features in any RPG ever made, and it’s well in-line with the setting that CDPR is working with.

According to Jonkers, the company’s goal is to deliver a believable cyberpunk environment, which necessarily tackles subjects of sexual and personal identity. There will be plenty of room for interpretation, too: “We leave it up to the player to see what they think of the situations and how they would handle it.”

Such an open-ended approach to tough subjects was to be expected after we heard about CDPR’s approach to religion in Cyberpunk 2077, of course. Stay tuned for more as we get it.

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Источник: http://www.gamewatcher.com/news/cyberpunk-2077-character-creator-gender

Cyberpunk 2077 Reportedly Ditches Gender in Character Creation

By Eric Garrett – August 28, 2019 07:24 pm EDT

There is still quite some time to go before CD Projekt Red’s highly anticipated futuristic RPG is released, but with the launch date being disclosed, the devs have been more open than ever about what to expect. Even before this year’s gameplay demo was revealed behind closed doors, the team had mentioned that a lot has been changed. Following the display of that same demo at Gamescom, it was once again noted that things have changed, especially when it comes to creating a character. This, of course, comes after Cyberpunk 2077 was criticized for limiting players to selecting between male and female characters, despite the genre typically promoting more progressive views.

Speaking with Metro, senior concept artist Marthe Jonkers discussed several topics, including how Cyberpunk 2077 players will not have to decide on a gender when they create their characters. “And our character creation menu, for instance, compared to the last demo we now give you so many more options,” Jonkers said. “For instance, 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.

“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.”

As stated above, the cyberpunk genre, and generally science fiction as a whole, has seemingly always incorporated inclusivity. When CD Projekt Red came under fire for their portrayal of gender and trans issues, that’s when they realized they had to do better and make the changes detailed above. “You know, we really want to make a video game that’s really inclusive,” Jonkers said.

Cyberpunk 2077 will be arriving on April 16, 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. For even more on the upcoming RPG, including the latest batch of screenshots, check out some of our previous coverage.

What do you think about all of this? Are you glad that the Cyberpunk 2077 devs chose to remove the gender options while creating a character? Sound off in the comment section below, or feel free to hit me up over on Twitter @anarkE7!

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Источник: http://comicbook.com/gaming/news/cyberpunk-2077-ditches-gender-character-creation/

Cyberpunk 2077 gender customization clarified by CD Projekt Red

CD Projekt Red has already announced that it is removing traditional gender options from the Cyberpunk 2077 character creator, which is quite progressive. Now, at the 2019 Tokyo Game Show, the developer has gone into more detail about how gender customization works in the game.

In an interview with Video Games Chronicle, level designer Max Pears explained a bit more about how Cyberpunk 2077 handles gender customization and romance. Pears stated that players would be free to choose different gender voices and body types, echoing what senior concept artist Marthe Jonkers stated last month. However, Pears did mention that one thing specific thing will be affected by the player’s choice of the latter — their genitalia.

Yes, Pears confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077 will feature fully-nude sex scenes. However, to be able to have this, the player character’s genitalia will be determined by the body type they choose. “We have the body type that you select and then the genitals will be determined by that,” explained Peas. “You can have a male or female voice with either body, but the genitals are defined by the body.”

“We really want to make sure players get the representation that they want,” mentioned Pears. “In the genre of cyberpunk as well, it asks such deep questions about what it means to be human, let alone what it means to define your gender.” He went on stating that “having that customization match how you feel is your representation of how you feel… it’s important for us and it’s important to the lore of this world too.”

Aside from this, Pears goes on further about how the studio is attempting to make the game more inclusive. He mentioned that one of the ways that CD Projekt Red is doing this is by having NPCs simply refer to the player character by their name, V, doing away with any gendered pronouns or descriptors.

“One of the things we’ve done to make sure the game addresses things a certain way is a lot of the time NPCs are just going to refer to you as ‘V,’ because you won’t be able to choose your name. That way it helps people know that it’s their character that’s being spoken to and also however you’ve envisioned your V, that’s still your V. That’s been our focus: your version of V is your version as the player and that’s how you will be addressed in the game.”

Part of letting the players play their version of V is providing them with varied romance options. CD Projekt Red has confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077 will feature more than just heterosexual romances. This is a step up from what its previous games in The Witcher series had. As those where based on the books of the same name by Andrzej Sapkowski, the studio chose to keep lead character Geralt of Rivia’s sexual preferences and romance options the same as in their original source material.

Cyberpunk 2077 has no such restrictions however, being based on a tabletop game where creating a character is the now. As such it seems that CD Projekt Red is going into overboard with the game’s character creation and romance options, as if to make up for what it couldn’t do with The Witcher.

Despite the expanded romance options however, the one character that many fans may be hoping to romance may sadly not be an option for such. Johnny Silverhand, played by the breathtaking Keanu Reeves, has sadly been confirmed as not being a romance options. “Keanu plays a crucial role in the game,” stated Pears. “But as for the option to romance him, I don’t believe you can.”

Источник: http://www.gamerevolution.com/news/595629-cyberpunk-2077-gender-customization

Cyberpunk 2077’s Inclusive Character Creation System Abandons Gender Options

In the past, CD Projekt RED has made clear its desire to offer players as many options as possible in Cyberpunk 2077. This, of course, will translate to the character creation system. But there’ll be more to it than giving the player character, V, a compelling background and cool facial features. In striving to make a fully inclusive experience, CD Projekt’s character creation tools for Cyberpunk 2077 will blur the lines, abandoning gender options typically on display in RPGs.

During an interview with Metro, the title’s Senior Concept Artist, Marthe Jonkers, provided an example as to how the studio is approaching inclusivity. For one, when players begin creating their V, choosing male or female won’t be an option. Jonkers told Metro the following,

[With Cyberpunk 2077] we really want to make a video game that’s really inclusive. Of course, if you tackle certain subjects then you will expect people to have an opinion about it and we respect that. And it’s good that people give us feedback. And our character creation menu, for instance, compared to the last demo we now give you so many more options. For instance, 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. 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.

Jonkers added that these decisions and more like it are informed by feedback. The studio takes everything to heart, as it simply wants to make the best game possible. He continued,

Our team is very international and very diverse but we have asked for a lot of feedback. We always ask for feedback and even when we show these demos, we still ask people to tell us what they think. We just wanna know what we can improve on because we want to make a really good game [with Cyberpunk 2077] 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.

The studio has teased this in the past, with Quest Designer Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz speaking of how players will be able to create transgendered characters. Jonkers’ statement seemingly represents the first time the team has gone into any detail on the matter. Because these new character creation options have yet to be shown, it’s hard to know just how intricately this system will function. Perhaps CD Projekt will show something on this front during the upcoming gameplay livestream.

Cyberpunk 2077 will release next spring for the PS4, PC, and Xbox One on April 16, 2020. Shortly thereafter on April 21st, Dark Horse is slated to release a lore book, The World of Cyberpunk 2077.

Источник: http://www.playstationlifestyle.data/categ2_net/2019/08/26/cyberpunk-2077-character-creation-gender/

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ Character Creator Unlocks Gender Flexibility

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Game developer CD Projekt RED is opening up its Cyberpunk 2077 character creator to be more inclusive, by doing away with male/female gender selection seen in previous demos and replacing it with a more open-ended process.

In a new interview with Metro, Senior Concept Artist Marthe Jonkers explained the decision, framing the editor update as more inclusive.

“. . . you choose your body type and we have two voices, one that’s male sounding, one is female sounding,” said Jonkers. “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.”

Whereas previously players would select “male” or “female” and be forced into certain aesthetic sub-features, players now forego the gender parameters and can mix and match creation elements to develop the character that best suits them.

Thematically speaking, the shift in Cyberpunk 2077 character creation fits much better in the in-game universe CD Projekt RED is trying to create, where bodies are mere vessels that are upgraded and altered, and identity is really only an exclusivity to experience and mind.

This thematic consistency is also manifested in the game’s class system — which doesn’t try to pigeonhole you. Rather than locking into class archetypes to define your character, players progress through a fluid class system that can be modified throughout the game. In a way, the gender selection change is just more of what Cyberpunk 2077 was already trying to establish of its universe, through existing mechanics.

Early reports on this change have stirred up a bit of angered confusion online with headlines that sound as if gender selection was removed to appease a a vocal minority at the cost of game options — an objectively untrue characterization.

While Jonkers did mention that the change was in part due to the team’s own desire to be more inclusive, they believe they have done so in a way that is both more inviting to players that want to create non-binary characters, and more customizable for everyone.

As a decision that deepens the level of character creation, fits well thematically within the game’s universe, and is friendly to typically marginalized groups, it’s a wonder why some have elected to frame this news as controversial. Or, perhaps more bluntly, there’s little left to wonder why some have done so.

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ Continues Push Toward Non-Linearity

The latest revelation regarding the Cyberpunk 2077 character creator is just a microcosm of game developer CD Projekt RED’s design philosophy. At Gamescom 2019, the team revealed a brief developer diary that emphasized their desire to unify the non-linearity of the game across all facets.

“We have non-linearity in storytelling, non-linearity in the way you explore the world, and now we want to introduce non-linearity in gameplay,” said Senior Level Designer Miles Tost. “You can play your character any way you would like to play them.”

About the only thing that seems wholly set in stone are the game’s non-procedural environments, which instead are crafted by hand for a higher quality experience. Everything else within it, however, appears deliberately open-ended. The scope of the game is so large, in fact, that the team doesn’t expect a multiplayer mode to be released alongside it — that, it would seem, is a project for a later date.

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ is a futuristic role-playing title currently in development from game developer CD Projekt RED. It is currently slated for release on April 16th, 2020 and will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Google Stadia.

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ Game Developer Diary (Gamescom 2019)

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Источник: http://gamedevolution.com/console/cyberpunk-2077-character-creator-gender/

Cyberpunk 2077 Reportedly Ditches Gender in Character Creation

By Eric Garrett – August 28, 2019 07:24 pm EDT

There is still quite some time to go before CD Projekt Red’s highly anticipated futuristic RPG is released, but with the launch date being disclosed, the devs have been more open than ever about what to expect. Even before this year’s gameplay demo was revealed behind closed doors, the team had mentioned that a lot has been changed. Following the display of that same demo at Gamescom, it was once again noted that things have changed, especially when it comes to creating a character. This, of course, comes after Cyberpunk 2077 was criticized for limiting players to selecting between male and female characters, despite the genre typically promoting more progressive views.

Speaking with Metro, senior concept artist Marthe Jonkers discussed several topics, including how Cyberpunk 2077 players will not have to decide on a gender when they create their characters. “And our character creation menu, for instance, compared to the last demo we now give you so many more options,” Jonkers said. “For instance, 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.

“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.”

As stated above, the cyberpunk genre, and generally science fiction as a whole, has seemingly always incorporated inclusivity. When CD Projekt Red came under fire for their portrayal of gender and trans issues, that’s when they realized they had to do better and make the changes detailed above. “You know, we really want to make a video game that’s really inclusive,” Jonkers said.

Cyberpunk 2077 will be arriving on April 16, 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. For even more on the upcoming RPG, including the latest batch of screenshots, check out some of our previous coverage.

What do you think about all of this? Are you glad that the Cyberpunk 2077 devs chose to remove the gender options while creating a character? Sound off in the comment section below, or feel free to hit me up over on Twitter @anarkE7!

Disclosure: ComicBook is owned by CBS Interactive, a division of ViacomCBS.

Источник: http://comicbook.com/data/categ2_gaming/2019/08/28/cyberpunk-2077-ditches-gender-character-creation/

Cyberpunk 2077 features customizable genitals

Conan Exiles might have some stiff competition, if the ESRB is to be believed.

Surprising no one, Cyberpunk 2077 was rated ‘M’ for Mature by the ESRB. What is surprising, though, is what elements contributed to that rating: customizable genitals and a quest that sure sounds like the main character crucifying some poor soul.

“Some locations depict mutilated corpses with open chest cavities and/or exposed organs/entrails,” reads the ESRB’s ratings summary. “During one quest, players assist a character by hammering nails through his hands and feet; screaming sounds and blood effects accompany the scene.”

That last sentence has me very confused. The use of the word “assist” implies the character wants you to crucify them—but to what end I can only imagine, because the summary moves right on from that to reveal a previously unknown feature of Cyberpunk 2077’s character customization.

“Players can select a gender and customize their character; customization can include depictions of breasts, buttocks, and genitalia, as well as various sizes and combinations of genitals,” the summary says.

The language here is just vague enough that it’s hard to picture exactly what this customization screen will look like. We do know that CD Projekt Red ditched binary gender options last year, changing the character creator to emphasize body type instead, letting players mix and match different parts to create their character however they want. The ESRB description suggests that the developer has followed through on that approach, but to what exact degree we don’t know.

The ESRB summary also says that characters will be able to select the size of their genitals. What that actually entails is also anyone’s guess, but it could resemble Conan Exiles, which has a dong slider to adjust the length of your penis.

CDPR has also announced that on June 11 it will be sharing more details about the game, so it’s possible we might get more answers then. We’ve also reached out to the developer for more information about character creation, and will update this story if we hear back.

Источник: http://www.pcgamer.com/cyberpunk-2077-features-customizable-genitals/

Cyberpunk 2077’s Character Creator Will Include Nonbinary Gender Options

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Among the many cool things we saw about Cyberpunk 2077 is its character creation tool, which allows you customize your character’s look and stats, even allowing you to modify their street cred. However, the demo we saw this week showed only two cosmetic renditions of the character, one male and one female with different skill builds. CD Projekt Red has confirmed the creation tool will be much more diverse than this in the final version of the game, especially when it comes to physical appearance and gender.

For context, while Cyberpunk 2077 was being shown off at E3, a controversy regarding a risque in-game ad depicting a transgender character emerged, with some taking offense to how the ad fetishized or dehumanized trans people.

Speaking with Polygon, CDPR art director Kasia Redesiuk said the ad is meant to be dystopian satire, and the company’s goal is to create more acceptance for trans people and those with non-binary genders.

Then, speaking with Gamasutra, quest director Mataeusz Tomaszkiewicz confirmed the character creation tool within Cyberpunk 2077 would reflect this attitude. “One of the things we want to do in the final game (which we couldn’t show in the demo yet, because as you mentioned it’s a work in progress) is to give the players as many options of customization in the beginning of the game as we can,” he said. “For example, we want to do this thing where, as you create your character, after you choose the body type, you can, for example, use physical traits as you build your face that could be assigned to a man or a woman.”

Tomaszkiewicz then confirmed this would include non-binary options as well. “The idea is to mix all of those [options] up, to give them to the players, as they would like to build it,” he explained. “Same goes for the voice. We wanted to separate this out, so the players can choose it freely.” He also mentioned this attitude would also extend to how characters are depicted in the game itself. “We are paying a lot of attention to it, we do not want anyone to feel like we are neglecting this, or treating it wrongly.”

Источник: http://www.gameinformer.data/categ2_com/2019/06/15/cyberpunk-2077s-character-creator-will-include-nonbinary-gender-options

Cyberpunk 2077 and the Issue of Gender Selection

CD Projekt RED commented on the possibility of choosing the character’s gender in Cyberpunk 2077 in connection with a recent interview. In response to a fan’s question, we were assured that the title would also allow for a traditional choice between a man and a woman.

During the recent rflood of interviews with Cyberpunk 2077 devs, we learned that there will be no traditional gender selection in the game (at least in the form known from most games). Not everyone liked it, but the outraged voices turned out to be premature. One of the players decided to ask the creators about this issue on Facebook, and after receiving an answer he shared it with Reddit. As it turns out, in the game we will still be able to create a strictly male or female character – none of these options have been removed “per se”.Instead, CD Projekt RED simply expanded the character editor to give it more possibilities.

This may come as a surprise, since in an interview for Metro, Marthe Jonkers clearly stated that in Cyberpunk 2077 “we no longer choose our gender”. We can guess that it was simply about connecting this aspect directly with the voice (and probably the appearance) of the protagonist. In other words, there are no direct options for “man” / “woman”, but de facto the same function can be performed by the two available voices mentioned by the developer. Such a solution will probably not satisfy everyone, but it is difficult to demand that gender issues be as “simple” in a cyberpunk community where modifying one’s own appearance and implanting cyberware is commonplace. It’s no surprise, though – even during the E3 2019 CD Project RED mentioned that it’s working to give players more freedom in this area. We will see the effects after the launch of Cyberpunk 2077, scheduled for April 16, 2020.

Источник: http://www.gamepressure.com/newsroom/cyberpunk-2077-and-the-issue-of-gender-slection/zc1092

In Cyberpunk 2077’s character creator “you don’t choose a gender”

CD Projekt Red has expanded upon some of the character creation tools available in Cyberpunk 2077, and things have seemingly changed for the better in terms of fluidity.

The developer drew criticism at E3 2019 for featuring a poster in its gameplay demo that many, ourselves included, initially viewed as transphobic. We even had a chat with them about this at the time, where they confirmed players wouldn’t be constrained by gender identity.

CD Projekt Red stressed that 2077 takes place in a world where everyone is demonized regardless of gender, sexuality or occupation. You’re all a target, and the imagery required context to be properly appreciated.

While we still had our doubts, it was clear that the developer was aware of its previous mistakes and hoped to make it up to players ahead of release. And that sentiment seems to have materialised with the newly introduced character creator.

Speaking in an interview with Metro at Gamescom 2019, senior concept artist Marthe Jonkers expressed that feedback from fans had been taken on board regarding Cyberpunk 2077’s approach to gender and player expression.

‘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.’

‘We have two voices, one that’s male sounding, one is female sounding,’ she said, ‘You can mix and match. You can just connect them any way you want.’ As a transgender woman this flexibility sounds really promising, showing that I could create an in-game avatar that truly represents me, which really matters in RPGs like this.

Obviously, Cyberpunk 2077 still takes place in a dark, twisted world, but CD Projekt Red is making sure it’s one all players feel comfortable experiencing. ‘We just want to know what we can improve on because we want to make a really good game and we really want to 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.’

Cyberpunk 2077 is due to launch for PS4, Xbox One and PC on April 16, 2020. A Google Stadia release has also been confirmed, although it will seemingly launch after other platforms next year. Either way, we’re very excited to get our hands on it.

Источник: http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/cyberpunk-2077s-character-creator-dont-choose-gender-3933458

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