We've known for a while now that CD Projekt Red was going to give us a ton of options for what we want to do with our digitally created bodies with cybernetic enhancements in the much anticipated CyberPunk 2077 . News out of CD Projekt Red's home base in Poland tells us creating your character to be more genderfluid is something that players will have the ability to decide.
While speaking with Metro, Marthe Jonkers, senior concept artist for CyberPunk 2077 had this to say on the matter:
"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." Continuing, "we’re trying to create a sort of realistic world, we’re trying not to shy away from cyberpunk themes. But at the same time we’re giving the freedom to the player to approach the situations how they want to."
You can still pick male or female, you can still choose a masculine or feminine voice and facial features but now you're able to mix the two voices and apply a huge array of skin tones, facial features, and tattoos to come up with a CyberPunk character that's just right for you. Put a lot of thought into what you create because the character selection screen isn't the only thing effect by these decisions. The choices you make will also ever the job classes and has a "fluid class system" according to Jonkers.
Just another example of CD Projekt Red listening to their fan base, check out this article we published just a few days back about being able to play through the whole games as a pacifist and able to finish the game without killing anybody.
Cyberpunk 2077 is due out out on April 16, 2020 for PlayStation 4, Windows PC via GoG and Steam, and for the Xbox One.