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You can play as either male or female in Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 will let you choose your character's backstory, as well as their gender. A hands-on at E3 2018 confirmed that while your character themselves is already set, choices you make at the beginning of the game will impact the game's story.

Andy McNamara, editor of Game Informer, tweeted earlier to say that "you are V. Can play as male or female, and you choose your past and it affects your story." You can view that tweet towards the bottom of the article, and I'll link out to the rest of the tweets in that thread as well.

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We already knew that you'd have to play as V, but CDPR's Cyberpunk trailer from E3 2018 suggested he'd be a male character that you'd be tied to throughout the game and would have little opportunity to shape, much like Geralt, the main character from CDPR's The Witcher series. Although you have the opportunity to play Geralt in a variety of different ways, his character is largely defined by the studio, not you as a player.

McNamara's tweets confirm that you can shape the backstory of your character, which will affect the way your story plays out.

McNamara also revealed that Cyberpunk would be an "open world FPS RPG" hybrid. We don't know much about the types of choices you'll be able to make, or what V's female character model looks like, but we'll let you know as we get more information.

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A lot of people were asking for character creation, but I don't know that I agree. When the character is predefined the devs can design everything with that character in mind.

This is a pretty good compromise between the two I think.

Edit:

Nevermind, I guess there is a character creator of some sort. Still, choosing from a set of backstories is better than not, I guess.

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If game is done well you should be able to change the way you look even if it is set character.

Can be done with gear and apparently face is even easier.

In most of Mass Effect cutscenes you looked like you currently looked but still you always had that default pistol that you didn't even have in your inventory. Bugged the daylights out of me. And they hadn't even figured that out during Andromeda, or they just didn't care.

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Yeah as far as I know any scene that isn't completely pre-rendered should have no trouble with swapping models as long as they have the same skeletal structure so the animations work right.

I meant more in terms of story.

As a simple example, an NPC could remark on some distinct scar or skin tone or what have you.

Obviously those can be made to trigger only if you do have that feature and maybe trigger some other response otherwise. The more customization the game allows, the more work it is to include those sorts of remarks for as many variants as possible.

I'm not absolutely against customization or anything. Of course it's nice. I just mean that I hope they don't compromise the story and dialogue just to allow better customization. Doesn't sound like they are.

I'm looking forward to it either way. :)

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Just as long as that scar doesn't turn into "arrow in the knee" :D

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