Cyberpunk 2077's mo-capped sex scenes put the steam in steampunk

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Cyberpunk 2077's sex scenes won't disappoint, as reportedly the first-person romancing will be motion-captured. Developer CD Projekt is well-known for their, erm, authentic representations of intimacy - The Witcher 3 famously shot 16 hours of mo-capped sex scenes - and it'll be interesting to see how Cyberpunk 2077 makes use of the technology and the more intimate first-person perspective.

Speaking at a Q&A, summarized on Reddit by a user called Shavod (via PC Gamer), CD Projekt touched on a wide variety of subjects regarding Cyberpunk 2077, including campaign length, story content, gameplay, and a bunch more. One of the topics that cropped up was animation, and the devs took the time to ensure that like Witcher 3, there are plenty of motion-captured sex scenes.

Reportedly, the developers figure the amount of motion-captured sex scenes should "satisfy everyone," (their words not mine). Shavod says the news should appease fans worried that the studio would leave out sex scenes due to the first-person view.

Of course, this has yet to be confirmed by CD Projekt itself, so take the news with a touch of salt. That said, CD Projekt global community lead Marcin Momot replied to the Reddit post without any corrections, lending a fair bit of credibility to the report.

So there you are, you got your first-person, mo-capped sex. But don't get too excited, as it's very unlikely Keanu Reeves will appear in any such scenes, as the character he's portraying is a "digital ghost" that basically only exists in your head.

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Jordan Gerblick

After scoring a degree in English from ASU, I worked as a copy editor while freelancing for places like SFX Magazine, Screen Rant, Game Revolution, and MMORPG on the side. Now, as GamesRadar's west coast Staff Writer, I'm responsible for managing the site's western regional executive branch, AKA my apartment, and writing about whatever horror game I'm too afraid to finish.