CD Projekt Red talks sex in Cyberpunk 2077

It would be an understatement to say that Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the biggest video games coming out in 2020, and might actually be one of the most anticipated games of all time.

Set in the futuristic Night City, the game has players taking control of a character named “V” (whom you can customize as you see fit). V must fight for survival in a city brimming with gang members, and where massive corporations are increasingly in control of people’s lives.

It’s the typical cyberpunk setting, then, and many gamers are hoping that CD Projekt Red (the team behind the game) can deliver another role-playing masterpiece like their 2015 game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was.

Like The Witcher 3, though, Cyberpunk 2077 will also deal with mature themes, and like its medieval fantasy predecessor it will also feature sex scenes.

Actually, Cyberpunk 2077 will have motion-captured sex scenes like The Witcher 3 did, only this time they will play in first person instead.

Also, in a recent interview with The Gamer (via VG247), Cyberpunk 2077’s quest director Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz spoke amongs other things about sex in the game, including sex augmentations, doll houses and “The Mox”, the latter being a gang founded by a former sex worker.

“A lot of sex workers were working for the gangs, but they wanted to become independent, so to speak. I like to think of them as a workers’ union, basically, who can protect their own, and they have their own territory and so on. A lot of different gangs dabble with having, like, doll houses, for example”, said Tomaszkiewicz.

So it seems that CD Projekt is not being shy about dealing with the subject of sex in its upcoming game, actually it might even be taking things a bit further with the addition of “sex augmentations” in the game.

Some of these were borrowed from the original tabletop game Cyberpunk 2020, such as “Mr. Stud”, which Tomaszkiewicz said is “genital replacement” augmentation for males. The female version is called “Mrs. Midnight”, which according to the CD Projekt guy is “like vagina replacement cyberware”.

And then there are the “doll houses”. These are late twentieth century brothels which make use of the latest technology in order to please their customers, as Tomaszkiewicz explained in the interview.

“Imagine you have people who have specific cyberware that allows them to attune to the client”, said CD Projekt Red’s quest director. “Imagine that the sex worker – the doll – attuned to you, and they can realize your fantasies, deeply hidden desires, and things that are pushed into your subconscious – maybe you don’t even think about them too much”, added Tomaszkiewicz.

So it’s great to know that Cyberpunk 2077, like the Witcher games before it, will be catering for more mature audiences, so hopefully it will offer a futuristic RPG experience to remember when it launches this fall.

Note: Cyberpunk 2077 will be released on November 19, 2020. Available on PS4, Xbox One and PC.