CD Projekt Red has their hands full with Cyberpunk 2077 right now, but that hasn't stopped the developers from listening to fan feedback and making changes to the game before its April release.
With the release of Cyberpunk 2077 drawing closer, CD Projekt Red are slowly trickling out more information about the highly anticipated title.
The folks at Metro sat down with senior concept artist Marthe Jonkers to discuss the world of Cyberpunk and its colourful inhabitants. Following some criticism in the past, the studio is doing away with gender selection in the character customisation options. The studio is focusing on making Cyberpunk 2077 "a video game that's really inclusive".
It's a tricky subject to work with, but CDPR appears to be putting their best foot forward following fan feedback. Jonkers stated "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".
The studio intends to make players "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".
It's clear that the team behind Cyberpunk 2077 is handling its mature themes with a bit more class than gamers have come to expect from the industry. I'd highly recommend checking out the full interview over at Metro.