CD Projekt Red's Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the hottest upcoming releases but it seems that Japanese players won't get to experience it in full due to censorship.
As reported by the Australian website Press Start, the Japanese edition of Cyberpunk 2077 will come with several changes compared to the standard edition. Mind you, the Australian version will be left as CD Projekt Red intended it, so Aussie gamers need not worry.
As for the Japanese market, Cyberpunk 2077's naked characters will get underwears, and that's for both male and female characters. Additionally, some sexually explicit content will be revised, so we assume it's about content further along in the game than the recent demos showed.
There will be a selective revision of scenes showing severed and/or severing human body, along with scenes that show exposed guts. Furthermore, Cyberpunk 2077 developer will have revised or removed in-game billboards and graffitis that are shaped as genitals for the Japanese version.
Despite sifting through just about every gameplay video of Cyberpunk 2077 there is, most of them are scratching the surface of what the game actually is. So, it's quite difficult to gauge how much of an effect will this censorship have on the game itself.
From where we're looking, it doesn't seem as if it will affect Cyberpunk 2077 much, but again - that's more of an opinion than a fact.
Knowing CD Projekt Red, however, we're confident they'll find a way to implement these changes while retaining the original idea, story and spirit of Cyberpunk 2077. It would certainly be a shame if the censorship violated the integrity of the artistic idea, but we'll be betting on CDPR to make it work.
You can find Press Start's piece here .