CD Projekt Red has denied rumours from an alleged CDPR developer that it had cut content from Cyberpunk 2077.
As spotted by PC Gamer, the Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter page tweeted, “Normally we don't comment on rumors but this time we wanted to make an exception as this story is simply not true.” Linked in the tweet was a Reddit post involving the aforementioned rumours.
The rumours first circulated on GameFAQs, where user JoeBuck80 posted what was purportedly information revealed by an anonymous CDPR developer on an undisclosed thread. “If they see that you guys are asking for s*** to be put back into the game, we might actually make the game we intended back in 2018,” the post said. “There used to be a huge underground part of the city that the public never got to see because it "looked ugly" to the execs. It was f***ing awesome and felt like the malkavian/nosferatu path on Vampire the Masquerade.”
The post also mentioned that the original version of Johnny Silverhand “sounded like a maniac” and was inspired by David Hayter’s Solid Snake and Cillian Murphy, that “two whole arcs” were removed, and that there was “a whole AI routine with minor gang violence”.
CDPR had to previously clarify that there was no cut content when a YouTuber found a way to romance the character Judy as a male via mods along with unused male voicework. "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," a CDPR rep told Eurogamer.