Since first being announced, Cyberpunk 2077 has gained a significant amount of attention for the features it planned to implement. Alongside this, it looks to build upon and improve a range of common RPG mechanics. One of these is the game’s character customization, which is set to be much more different than many people might have expected.
It was first reported several months ago that the game, developed by The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt studio CD Projekt Red, would exclude binary gender options. This would be replaced with what appears to be a mix-and-match approach; players will be able to customize a body any way they see fit. As such, players will be able to create whatever kind of character they please.
However, recent news makes it look like developer CD Projekt Red it going one step further with the RPG’s character customization.
Customizing Genitals In Cyberpunk 2077
According to an ESRB rating summary, players will be able to alter their character’s genitals in Cyberpunk 2077‘s character creation screen. If the summary is to be believed, there are several ‘standard’ genitalia options to choose from, each of which can be customized.
Alongside this, players can alter a character’s buttocks. However, it’s worth noting that the ESRB doesn’t go into too much detail with what can actually be done. It notes that:
“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.”
While the report is somewhat vague, it goes on to say that players can alter the size of their character’s genitals, among other aspects. Older games have taken a somewhat similar approach, such as the Saints Row franchise, which was somewhat tongue-in-cheek. However, it seems as though Cyberpunk 2077 is going somewhat further than most.
The only possible exception to this is Conan Exiles, which featured a dong slider for male characters.
‘M’ Rating & Crucifictions
Unsurprisingly, the game has gotten an ‘M’ rating from the ESRB, with mature content being the prime driver. Interestingly, Cyberpunk 2077‘s genitalia isn’t the only aspect of the game cited in the report. Instead, it highlights a somewhat graphic crucifiction in-game. The report makes it appear that the player character is responsible for crucifying an unidentified NPC.
As it notes:
“Some locations depict mutilated corpses with open chest cavities and/or exposed organs/entrails. During one quest, players assist a character by hammering nails through his hands and feet; screaming sounds and blood effects accompany the scene.”
The language here is quite interesting; “assists” makes it seem as though the victim wanted to be crucified. Until the game is released, however, this isn’t going to be cleared up. The game is expected to be released later this year.
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