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Cyberpunk 2077 doesn't sound like the kind of game you're going to want to play with your nan next to you. Much has been made of the game's first-persons sex scenes, violent gameplay, and adjustable penis sizes. It's perhaps not all that surprising then, that the CD Projekt RED RPG will be censored in certain territories.
The developer recently confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077 will be a little different in Japan. Revisions have been made in regards to some of the game's nudity, as well as intestines and "genital-shaped objects". Does this confirm that there are dildos and other such sex toys in Cyberpunk 2077? I guess we've have to wait and see.
A statement provided by CD Projekt RED (thanks, PC Gamer) explains that the changes were made in compliance with Japanese rating agency CERO's requirements. Any scenes where players or characters might have appeared naked will now see them covered up with underwear.
Sadly, if you were hoping for Ride To Hell: Retribution-style sex scenes in which these clothed characters have what is clearly supposed to be penetrative sex, you're out of luck. It sounds like scenes of a sexual nature have also been edited. Similarly, "some wound surfaces as well as intestines are edited."
Oh, and various billboards and graffiti have either been edited or completely removed. Naturally, the criminal gangs of Night City enjoy striking terror into the hearts of the public, but they'll draw the line at off-colour graffiti.
Some happy news is that "the act of dismemberment itself during combat is not changed in any way," according to the statement. It also stresses that it hasn't actually cut any characters, gameplay moments, or events. You'll still be able to fight and romance every character that you would in other versions of the game, it's just that these scenes will be edited.
It's not a huge surprise that Cyberpunk 2077 is bumping into some requests to tone itself down a touch. Leaked ratings put the game at an R/18+, and describe it as a particularly adult game with some seriously heavy themes
The game's less-than-savoury content actually seems to be almost a point of pride for some of the Cyberpunk 2077 team. Not long after the game's Australian rating leaked, the game's lead quest designer Pawel Sasko had this to say: "Surprised? We don't f*ck around."
I guess you really don't, CD Projekt RED.
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