Cyberpunk 2077 no longer has binary gender options
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Last year's Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay demo received some criticism regarding its male and female only options for character creation. In a game that heavily features freedom of choice and fluid body modification, it seemed like an oversight.
In an interview with Metro GameCentral, CD Projekt Red Senior concept artist Marthe Jonkers said “You don’t choose ‘I want to be a female or a male character, you now choose a body type, because we want you to feel free to create any character you want."
Players will also be able to choose voices that sound masculine or feminine. It makes room for even more customisation than before, especially with regard to transgender characters. According to Jonkers, there will also be “a lot of extra skin tones and tattoos and hairstyles." The interview went on to discuss the complexity of Night City's design which is split into six districts and just how much of the world can be explored.
Cyberpunk 2077 is a game with one of its core themes being the loss of humanity. It's designed to be a personal tale, so it makes sense to allow players to define their humanity from the start.