Cyberpunk 2077 is really in the forefront as they are ditching the traditional male and female characters for a more nonbinary gender option. This new option will let players mix and match however they want.
Recently it was announced that CD Projekt RED had been striving to make the Cyberpunk 2077 more inclusive for everyone. This means that more players can create a character as per their liking and lifestyle and in an image of themselves.
Senior concept artist Marthe Jonkers said, “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.”
Jonkers also said that they listened to the community feedback and after consulting with a staff which has people from all over the world they took this decision like trans representation.
Jonkers added, “We just wanna know what we can improve on because we want to make a really good game and we really wanna make a game that everybody is comfortable playing. But at the same time we’ll tackle difficult issues. It is a cyberpunk world after all.”
Not only this Cyberpunk 2077 is also ditching the traditional class system which allows players to select a certain type of character for a more open to all “fluid class system” so that players can explore and immerse themselves as deeply as they wish.
Cyberpunk 2077 is scheduled to be released on 16th April 2020 for PC, Xbox One and PS4.