Cyberpunk 2077 Is Rated M For Some Wild Reasons

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Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most anticipated games of 2020. Set in a futuristic utopia undergirded by shady deals, gangs, and the allure of becoming the perfect you through augmentations, the game boasts an imaginative setting in Night City. Developed by CD Projekt Red, the studio behind the renowned Witcher 3, the game is set to release this year on Sept. 17. Today, the ESRB ratings summary was released for the game and it revealed some… interesting aspects of the game.

In brief, Cyberpunk 2077 is rated M for:

  • Blood and Gore
  • Intense Violence
  • Nudity
  • Strong Language
  • Strong Sexual Content
  • Use of Drugs and Alcohol

The ratings summary cites things such as “During one quest, players assist a character by hammering nails through his hands and feet; screaming sounds and blood effects accompany the scene“, “customization can include depictions of breasts, buttocks, and genitalia, as well as various sizes and combinations of genitals“, “these brief sex scenes (from a first-person perspective) depict partially nude characters moaning suggestively while moving through various positions“, and “The words “f**k” and “c*nt” appear in the dialogue“.

While some of this is typical fare of M-rated games, a few of the other things are stand-out and have left some feeling a bit disturbed by it’s inclusion. While it fits the tone of Night City and it’s laissez-faire culture, we want to hear from you, Deer Reader.

Does this news affect your decision to play the game? How do you personally go about choosing what to play and how does content weigh in? We’ve already decided not to play the game after the first initial round of trailers but we want to hear from you. Leave a comment below and let’s begin the discussion.

7 thoughts on “Cyberpunk 2077 Is Rated M For Some Wild Reasons

  1. I wouldn’t say it effects it in a way that’d hinder me, but it does add another layer of question. Can’t play it in front of the kid, apparently LOL


  2. Yeah, this game is going to push the envelope too far for me. I loved the Witcher, but it was a game that celebrated sex as a reward (definitely not the first game to do that, mind you). It looks like 2077 is going to do that to a much greater degree. If those kinds of scenes were optional (e.g. Mass Effect) that would be a different story, but I think much of the pornea will not be optional in 2077.


  3. I’ll probably be skipping on this one. Honestly, with Doom Eternal, Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated, and Control getting its PC release, I think I’ll be alright if I skip out on this one.

    I just can’t imagine it being all that easy to avoid a lot of this content haha. Like, my goodness imagine if it’s like Blade Runner 2049 and there are just ADVERTISEMENTS of inappropriate content lol like my goodness I don’t need that in my life ahaha


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