It’s no secret that the world wants to label us all. However, CD Projekt Red isn’t one of them, and instead, the studio are wanting to be as inclusive as possible when it comes to Cyberpunk 2077. Apparently, they’re taking it so seriously, they’ve even taken tester feedback into consideration.
Who knew that was a thing?
Speaking to the Metro, the team explained how they’ve revised the character creation screen so it is more fluid and less “boxy”. But surely they’re not creating the world’s most PC version of The Sims, are they? Not with the concept art we’ve seen!
Marthe Jonkers, the not-so-junior concept artist, put it like this:
“You know, 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 laste 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.”
It is news like this that confirms just how much effort goes into every little detail of a game. For instance, this article is solely based on the character creator. Nothing more, nothing less. I guess, when you’re crafting something that deals with the subjects Cyberpunk 2077 will, it’s in your interest to make it accessible to all. But that doesn’t mean studios will do just that. So, hats off to CD Projekt Red.
Cyberpunk 2077 will launch long before its namesake date. In fact, it will be coming to a store near you on April 16th 2020. So get your mechatronic upgrades ready for that party!