Cyberpunk 2077 sex scenes survive Pornhub content purge

Cyberpunk 2077
(Image credit: CD Projekt Red)

Update: Pornhub has purged all content from unverified uploaders, but the Cyberpunk 2077 porn remains.

A Vice article details that Pornhub has removed millions of videos from unverified uploaders and content "not created by content partners or members of the Model Program." However, tons of Cyberpunk 2077-inspired porn centered around game characters and a handful of supercuts of real in-game sex scenes remain - all from verified users.

Despite Pornhub's attempts to alter its content after several controversial events rocked the porn industry last week, it seems content based on licensed material like Cyberpunk 2077 remains. While most of the Cyberpunk 2077 tagged porn on the site is user-created CG scenes that are not from the game, those videos still use the likenesses of characters like V. 

However, they are all uploaded from verified Model Program accounts, including those that feature solely video-game based sex animations (there's The Witcher 3, Apex Legends, and more). Elsewhere, other users have uploaded all of the Cyberpunk 2077 prostitute scenes. 

The Pornhub Model program doesn't seem to require a real life person as model - at least not after the initial verification process. According to the Pornhub partners site, you just need to create an account, get verified by uploading a photo of yourself showing your username, and submit a model application. After that, you'll be able to add paid videos to Pornhub Premium and make money through tipping, model referrals, and more. It seems like like Pornhub Model partners can get an application approved and then swap their page to feature content that does not include them (or any real-life human) at all, which explains why so many Cyberpunk 2077 videos and inspired videos remain.

Original story: Cyberpunk 2077 hasn't even officially released yet, but leaked sex scenes are making their way onto popular adult website, Pornhub, reports GamingBible.

A Reddit post from two days ago discusses the leaks and what happens in them (spoilers and NSFW, obviously). However, it's since been removed by Reddit's Legal Operations team, likely because CD Projekt Red is working to take down scenes as they spoil a game that hasn't even come out yet. The thread of comments is still up though, so beware. 

It's no surprise that Cyberpunk 2077 sex scenes are leaking, as the general conversation around the game and how it handles sex has been a theme for quite some time now. As GamesRadar previously reported back in November 2019, CD Projekt Red did motion-capture work for the sex scenes, just like the company did for The Witcher 3. But Cyberpunk 2077 is in first-person perspective, so the intimacy of those sex scenes and how they would play out in a different perspective has been the topic of much conversation. 

For obvious reasons we will not be linking to those videos here, but I can confirm that there are at least two videos still up on Pornhub that include a scene between V and a prostitute and another one that might be giving away a romance storyline. Yes, I went to Pornhub and looked it up myself, and although there are a few dupes of Cyberpunk 2077 videos, there are definitely two gameplay clips in there. So be careful – or if you're looking specifically for that kind of stuff, go on ahead. No kink-shaming here. 

Oh, and before you go ahead and start searching the web for leaked Cyberpunk 2077 videos, I should tell you that you do not get a chance to see Keanu Reeves' character in any way, shape, or form. Just trying to save you some time. 

If all this has you even more curious, check out our Cyberpunk 2077 review

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Alyssa Mercante

Alyssa Mercante is an editor and features writer at GamesRadar based out of Brooklyn, NY. Prior to entering the industry, she got her Masters's degree in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Newcastle University with a dissertation focusing on contemporary indie games. She spends most of her time playing competitive shooters and in-depth RPGs and was recently on a PAX Panel about the best bars in video games. In her spare time Alyssa rescues cats, practices her Italian, and plays soccer.