CD Projekt RED has promised that we will have huge freedom in Cyberpunk 2077 to do practically what we want in the game. In a recent interview with one of the developers of the study, they talked about representing real religions in the game, even if they were offensive, which has stirred up some reactions. But it seems that there has been a translation error, and CDPR has clarified what their statements meant with their own translation of the interview. According to the initial translation, it was said that Cyberpunk would include elements such as a Christian faction, which could be seen as offensive, depending on how it was represented.
However, the translation from CD Projekt RED leaves us with a slightly different story and depends more on the player’s choice than on anything else. In the interview by Gry Online WP, the following is what was said with an accurate translation:
Gry Online WP: You mentioned religion. Does it still exist in the Cyberpunk world?
CD Projekt Red: Yes, and in many forms. As I mentioned, our vision is somehow based on the real world. And religion is a very important part of the latter, society-wise. In our game we’re going to see for example Christianity and its different branches, or religions from the East.
Gry Online WP: Sounds controversial. Someone will enter a church to cause havoc.
CD Projekt Red: We do not want to avoid religion as a topic, authenticity of the world is what counts for us. Technically, the situation you mentioned is possible, but this is all about the choices made by the player. We won’t encourage the player to do so. In our quests, which involve religious themes, we make sure there’s no disrespect.
We will have to wait until April 16, 2020, to experience how religion works in Cyberpunk 2077 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.