Update, June 14: Cyberpunk 2077 will have gay, bi, and straight romance options. (Also, we’ve corrected a glaring error in the ranking of Triss and Yennefer.)
The Witcher 3 had plenty of romance options but they were all defined by Geralt’s straightness. Sure, you could do it on a unicorn, but that’s more of a location preference than a sexual one. In Cyberpunk 2077, you create your own character and define who they are, including both their gender and sexuality.
We knew Cyberpunk NPCs would have their own sexual preferences, and another interview with CD Projekt has made your options for futuristic digital romance even clearer. Quest designer Patrick Mills says that there will be “more diversity” in your romance options compared with The Witcher.
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“There are a lot more options,” he tells Game Informer. “You know, you're defining your own character here, which means defining their sexuality any way you want.” That’s in contrast to Geralt, who was an existing character whose sexuality was defined by existing books.
“But in this one, it's up to you to decide. We've got NPCs that are gay, we've got NPCs that are bi, we've got NPCs that are straight, because we want them to feel real and that they have preferences as well.” That’s similar to what Mills said in another interview earlier this week, describing your choices between long-term relationships and one-night stands.
Speaking with Eurogamer, Mills goes into surprising detail about how these long-lasting relationships will work in a game with a protagonist who can be either male or female. Mills says that “many of the characters you can romance in our game are bisexual, not all of them are,” which suggests that some romance options will be locked off based on which version V you create for yourself.
This comes after it was reported that Cyberpunk 2077 will have full-frontal nudity and the option to take NPCs home for one night stands, should you so desire. The information comes from a hands-off showcase of the game and was tweeted earlier today by Eurogamer deputy editor Wesley Yin-Poole.
It's not entirely surprising that there'd be nudity in Cyberpunk. Digital nakedness featured heavily in developer CD Projekt Red's last game, The Witcher 3, in which you were given the option to romance several named NPCs. You could also, however, head to a brothel and choose a lady of the night to have some extra-marital relations with.
It's not clear whether or not you'll be able to flirt with any NPC that takes your fancy, but it's worth noting that your potential pool of lovers is much bigger than it was in The Witcher 3. That's in part because you can choose your character's gender in Cyberpunk 2077, and because Geralt seemed to only have eyes for the ladies. This is your regular reminder that Yennefer > Triss.
Wesley's tweet reads that "there's full frontal nudity and you can take people back to your apartment for a one night stand, if you fancy it."
Also there’s full frontal nudity and you can take people back to your apartment for a one night stand, if you fancy it— Wesley Yin-Poole (@wyp100) June 12, 2018
You can check out a trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 below:
We don't have a Cyberpunk 2077 release date just yet, which is shame, but CDPR say they're about to start talking more about Cyberpunk 2077, so hopefully we'll know more soon.