I remember playing Witcher 3 and thinking, “I mean, yea, it’s a good game and all, but I’m just not aroused enough.” Well, fortunately, it seems that CD Projekt Red heard my errant thoughts.
Recently, The Witcher dev held a Q&A in Warsaw, Poland, which was detailed in a reddit post that covered everything from the game’s day/night cycle to interactions with the police. One piece of information among several stood out. Apparently, when you knock boots in Cyberpunk 2077, it’ll look all the more real thanks to CDPR going the extra mile and having the sex scenes mocapped.
“About sex scenes: they did a lot of mo-cap for these and they believe that their amount should satisfy everyone, which should calm down anyone who assumed that they will just skip those entirely just because the game is in first person,” the post read..
I must confess that I’m mildly curious as to what question prompted this response. Keep in mind that, although the post is incredibly detailed, this information is sourced from a redditor, shavod, who claims to have been at the CDPR event. Unfortunately, we cannot verify the veracity of the reporting, so take the revelation with a grain of salt.
Other tidbits discussed were the overall length of the game, how sidequests would work and health regeneration. While the overall length of the game would be shorter than The Witcher 3, the replayability is going to make up for that. Also, sidequests would have a greater impact on the main storyline and will have their own branches, evolving into other sidequests. Concerning health regeneration, players will be able to heal themselves using drug inhalers.
When talking about music, the devs were a bit more cagey when asked about what version of “Chippin’ In” would be in the game. Fans of the series will recognize this signature song by the in game band, Samurai, which is lead by Johnny Silverhand, who is being portrayed by Keanu Reeves for Cyberpunk 2077. CDPR said their answer was for “us to wait and see,” though they were aiming to make as many people as possible happy. According to the redditor, they also said that they would be revealing “more about the game’s music in general very soon.”
Lastly, for fans of the original Cyberpunk, this should be particularly good news, CDPR had nothing but praise for their partnership with the Cyberpunk creator, Mike Pondsmith. They recalled with fondness his reaction to seeing Night City for the first time and how it invigorated their work on the project.
Overall, it sounds like CDPR might have another hit on their hands, but we’ll have to wait until next year to find out for ourselves. Cyberpunk 2077 will be launched 16 April 2020 for PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Google Stadia. Having dumped some 81 hours into The Witcher 3, my body is ready.
What do you think? Is the prospect of CGI-POV coitus the thing that’ll have you dropping 60 bones one a pre-order? Let us know in the comments below.
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