Japan will find in-game content censored or removed.
It looks as if the brutal content that’s due to be present in CD Projekt Red’s upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 will be censored in Japan. According to Press Start, an Australian gaming site, the game will have alterations made to make those naughty bits less naughty.
According to the report, all male and female characters will end up being covered up with underwear rather than walking around absolutely starkers. There’s also due to be some revisions made to sexually explicit content. This could be in relation to the genital customization and the sex scenes throughout the game. We learned about these previously through the ESRB rating.
There also seems to be some “selective revision” toward the severing of body parts as well as the incredibly detailed exposed guts that we’ve seen teased through gameplay trailers. There’s also the mention that billboards and graffiti that are shaped as genitals will be changed up or at the very least, removed.
So, while the Japanese version seems to be in the works for being heavily censored in order to release, it’s apparently been “100% confirmed” that the Australian release will be completely unedited and uncensored. Australia often bans a lot of games due to violence and sexual activity related to incentives and rewards. CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings was one of those games banned for using sex and nudity as an inventive and reward, however the quest in question was edited and given a MA15+ rating.
Cyberpunk 2077 will be heading to PS4, Xbox One, and PC later this year in November., It’ll also be launching on PS5 and Xbox Series X, with current generation owners being able to carry the game to next-generation versions along with a free update to allow the game to take advantage of the new hardware.