RPG Lover is a Double Entendre in Cyberpunk 2077
For those fans who turned sour over the loss of romance in BioWare games, here comes the more visually stunning alternative. Cyberpunk 2077 is an ambitious endeavor with narrative, character customization, gunplay, and nudity. There will be a fair amount of nudity and sex, including one-night stands. However, developer CD Projekt RED (CDPR) is going a step further and will bring something we don’t often see in video games: long-lasting relationships.
According to CDPR’s quest designer, Patrick Mills, romanceable NPCs will have “preferences.” Their attachment to you can vary through your choices and customization.
Mills went into an astonishing level of detail about romance in an interview with Eurogamer. Characters in the open world vary in their sexual orientation, meaning you will lock off certain romance opportunities as soon as you create your character. But according to Mills, “many of the characters you can romance in our game are bisexual, not all of them are,” which brings a variety of romance options regardless of the V you create. And yes, the playable character’s name is V.
As for the depth intimacy in these potential relationships, Eurogamer’s Wesley Yin-Poole tweeted that the game has full frontal nudity. There is nudity, and players can take characters back to their apartments for one-night stands, so I’ll let you put two and two together. Of course, this isn’t new for a developer like CD Projekt RED.
In the developer’s previous title, Witcher 3, players, as Geralt, could romance a few named NPCs. Hell (semi-spoiler), the ending could grant something akin to a happily ever after. But no matter who you romanced, the brothel was always available with no strings attached (for a few coins), and just about every relationship could lead to a sex scene. Unlike Cyberpunk 2077, however, Witcher 3 is limited by our friendly Witcher’s affinity for the ladies. The former will offer more relationship options, but that’s probably thanks to the sexual orientations open to players. Also, it’s just a bigger world.
There’s still no release date for Cyberpunk 2077, but we know CDPR doesn’t want to bring us anything less than a finished product. Thus, they’re sticking to their initial tagline: “coming when it’s ready.” They provided a few development tidbits in their secret E3 message, which you can find here.
Also there’s full frontal nudity and you can take people back to your apartment for a one night stand, if you fancy it
— Wesley Yin-Poole (@wyp100) June 12, 2018