CD Projekt to use motion capture for Cyberpunk 2077’s sex scenes

Ever since it was announced in 2012, Cyberpunk 2077 has been high on most gamer’s wishlists, and thankfully we now know that the game will be arriving in April next year.

Also, amongst the actors taking part in the game is Keanu Reeves – and the Matrix’s protagonist surely is a great fit for a sci-fi role-playing game.

Like other games from Polish outift CD Projekt, Cyberpunk 2077 will deal with mature themes, with the Warsaw-based developer having already announced that the game will feature nudity.

As is to be expected, there will also be sex scenes in the game, with CD Projekt resorting to motion capture for these as the studio recently revealed during a community event, as reported on PC Gamer.

CD Projekt relied on motion capture for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and sex played an important role in that RPG, so it’s likely this will also be the case in Cyberpunk 2077. The sex in The Witcher 3 was loathed by some (and even called “idiotic” by a Time critic), and Geralt’s macho attitude throughout the game combined with the game’s perceived sexism was one of the reasons why the CD Projekt game caused controversy back in 2015.

A novelty in Cyberpunk 2077 is that the sex scenes will apparently play in first-person, in order to avoid breaking player immersion. Whether they’ll come across as less ridiculous as those in The Witcher 3 as a result of this is something that remains to be seen.

According to PC Gamer, other information coming from this community event is that Cyberpunk 2077 won’t be as long as The Witcher 3. Given Cyberpunk 2077’s level of detail and production values this is understandable – the game looks truly glorious judging by the latest trailers – although CD Projekt’s cyberpunk-themed adventure will apparently offer a greater degree of replayability to make up for this though.

Also interesting is the fact that the day / night cycle will actually affect gameplay. There will be reduced visibility and crowds during night hours, making this the perfect time for stealthy players looking to sneak into places undetected…

All this sounds very interesting, but it remains to be seen whether Cyberpunk 2077 will cause as much impact as The Witcher when it hits shelves in April 2020. Here’s hoping it does, and that CD Projekt delivers another smashing RPG next year.

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