NSFW! SPOILERS! MORE!
by Wesley Yin-Poole, EuroGamer
CD Projekt has clarified Cyberpunk 2077’s Judy romance after players found unused male voice lines in the game.
THERE MAY BE SPOILERS AHEAD. ALSO, NSFW!
Last week, modders discovered male V is able to romance Judy in the PC version of the game via a simple code change inserted via the console command.
Doing so means the Judy romance scene occurs with the male V body type with male voice over. Unmodified, Judy can only be romanced as a female body type and female voice type V.
Later scenes with Judy that are only possible after the romance scene is completed also include full male V voice work, which replicates the lines exactly as they’re spoken by female V.
The NSFW video, below, from YouTuber FredrickFlower, explains how to use mods to play the Judy romance as male V, and includes the unused dialogue:
There are some irregularities when playing the Judy romance as male V, however. While you can see the male body type in the sex scene, V’s hand clips through objects on occasion. Later, in a scene involving Carol and Judy, Carol tells Judy and male V: “leave you girls to it.”
Some fans have called this “cut content”, but speaking to Eurogamer, a CD Projekt representative denied this was the case, insisting the male voice lines were only recorded “so we could avoid missing something by mistake that would require future recordings”.
“It was simply more convenient and easier for our localisation team from a production point of view to record all lines with both voices, so we could avoid missing something by mistake that would require future recordings,” the CDP rep explained.
“This was done with pretty much everything just to be on the safe side although it can vary between the different languages.
“Judy was always only a female V romance partner and that was the artistic vision from the start, there was no male romance option cut from the game.”
Cyberpunk 2077 includes four romance NPCs, each with a different V type condition. Panam requires V to have the male body type, but you can have any voice. River requires the female body type and any voice. As mentioned, Judy needs both the female body type and female voice. And Kerry needs both the male body type and male voice.
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