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Cyberpunk 2077 Character Creator Will Not Include Male or Female Genders

You will not choose to play as a female or male character in the upcoming title of Cyberpunk 2077.
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Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most anticipated video game titles the community has seen in some time with there being plenty of attention directed at the many facets of the CD Projekt Red game. One of the latest areas of Cyberpunk 2077 that has caught the attention of the video game community is the decision by the game’s developers to not include binary male and female gender choices in the title’s character customization. 

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In an interview with Metro (via GameSpot), Cyberpunk 2077 Senior Concept Artist Marthe Jonkers explained the decision behind the removal of binary male and female gender choices in the character creator of Cyberpunk 2077. 

“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,” said Jonkers. 

“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,” Jonkers continued. “You can just connect them anyway 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.”

The latest game from CD Projekt Red will be looking to provide players with an extensive array of options when they create the character they will be using in the adrenaline-fueled adventures they embark on in Cyberpunk 2077. What are your thoughts on the character customization that will be available in the upcoming title? Let us know over on Twitter at @primagames!


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