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cyberpunk 2077 it could run into problems with Australian censorship due to two elements: drugs and sexual violence.

It is not possible to ignore the use of substances, in the form of the so-called "stims" in a world like that of Cyberpunk 2077. A universe where even the body is a transitory element and can be completely modified or even improved through the use of spare parts mechanical.

In such a world, for obvious reasons, the use of substances that can make you faster or stronger, for example, by force of things cannot have the same impact that these have in the real world.

CDProjekt Red has no intention of watering things down. At least as stated in an interview by producer John Mamais.

"There are several things that could cause us problems in Australia" said Mamais.

“The two main ones are sexual violence and the use of drugs that provides a reward. But on the other hand, you can't really do cyberpunk without drugs, can you? "

“We won't soften things up, but I don't think there will be situations where you can make use of any real street drug and get a reward from it. And certainly there will be no type of sexual violence for its own sake "

However, this does not mean that the issue of sexual violence will be completely absent.

“There is a lot of sexually motivated violence in the world, right? It is something that exists " continued the CDProjekt Red producer. "So it can exist in this world too, but the player will never be directly involved in something like that."

According l 'Australian Classification Board "Sexual violence is allowed only if necessary for narrative purposes and not simply exploited or shown in detail".

In the past, GTA San Andreas was initially banned due to the presence of the sexually oriented minigame "Hot Coffee", forcing Rockstar to release a modified version of the title. Same fate fell to Fallout 3 which involved the use of morphine as a stimulant. In that case it was enough to change the name of the substance to "Med-X" to get the green light.

In any case, according to Mamais, the difference between sexual violence for its own sake and its opposite lies in the involvement of the player.

"Yes, we are trying to make it more mature. It is an art form, or at least, we would like it to be an art form and we would also like to talk about hot topics like this but ... we will not play a game in which the player can do stuff like this. It would be terrible and tacky. "

We remember how Cyberpunk 2077 he recently saw his release date slip and then the 17 September 2020.