CDPR: We Really Want to Make Cyberpunk 2077 Inclusive, Something That Everybody Is Comfortable Playing
Cyberpunk 2077 was showcased once again behind closed doors at gamescom 2019. We'll get to see an edited 15-minute gameplay video this Friday, though.
Meanwhile, additional info on Cyberpunk 2077 is seeping through the press interviews. Speaking with Metro GameCentral, for example, Senior Concept Artist Marthe Jonkers explained the studio's desire to make the game inclusive so that everyone can be comfortable playing it.
You know, [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.
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.
Cyberpunk 2077, based on Mike Pondsmith's tabletop game Cyberpunk 2020, will launch on April 16th next year for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. A Google Stadia release has been confirmed without a release date.