The CD Projekt Red team is pulling no punches here in its depiction of a dystopian cybernetic future in the highly anticipated Cyberpunk 2077. With the intense and gritty Witcher 3 under their belt, this comes as no real surprise.
The complete list of classification details was revealed by the Brazilian official ratings agency over on the Classificacao Indicativa website. It’s been taken down since but the internet being the internet, here is a screenshot of the translation from Twitter, pulled from the Cyberpunk 2077 subreddit.
There’s your standard checklist of an R rated game, plus the addition of some incredibly bold elements. Suicide, explicit illicit drug usage and trafficking, mutilation, intense sexual relations (whatever that means), and cruelty, which is probably something to do with interactive torture. The lead quest designer for Cyberpunk 2077 apparently wasn’t kidding when he said “You surprised? We don’t f**k around.” in the replies.
The game is now in the hands of rating agencies worldwide and could be facing potential bans in certain countries. Australia for instance doesn’t tolerate intense drug or sexual depictions, with Witcher 2 being banned back in the day. Sit tight and hope your agencies don’t butcher the original vision, but this will certainly generate more hype. CD Projekt Red is looking to deliver as promised with no compromises, which is neat.
Grimes (musician) who’s also playing a role in the game as a pop-star had revealed certain plot details a while back to do with her character and certain elements here seem to line up pretty well.
Cyberpunk 2077 is expected to be released on September 17 this year if things go as planned.