Cyberpunk 2077 dev: 'We don't 'f@#k around' when it comes to sex, drugs and violence

Cyberpunk 2077
Cyberpunk 2077 (Image credit: CD Projekt Red)

What you need to know

  • Brazil's advisory rating board revealed that Cyberpunk 2077 was rated 18+.
  • The rating was attributed to violence, sex, drugs, and foul language.
  • Cyberpunk 2077's lead quest designed commented on the rating saying that the developer doesn't f@#k around.

Please pretend to act surprised. It looks like Cyberpunk 2077 contains copious amounts of violence, drugs, sex, and foul language. Because of course it does. This was found by some eagle-eyed fans who spotted the 18+ rating that Brazil's advisory board gave the game in the country. Though the listing was eventually taken down, people had already screenshotted the page on Reddit.

CD Projekt RED hasn't officially commented on the rating, but lead quest designer Pawel Sasko took to Twitter to share what he thought of it. The studio certainly doesn't mess around with adult themes.

Because the rating was originally in Portuguese, the translation isn't perfect, so it's hard to tell exactly what we'll see in the game. There are references to "mutilation, suicide, sexual exploitation, prostitution" and a lot more.

It's unknown what the ESRB has rated the game, but all signs point to it being rated M. While an Adult Only (AO) rating is possible depending on the content, that would prevent the game from being released on Xbox, PlayStation, and Steam, three of the biggest platforms around the world.

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Jennifer Locke

Jennifer Locke has been playing video games nearly her entire life, and is very happy Xbox is growing a stronger first-party portfolio. You can find her obsessing over Star Wars and other geeky things on Twitter @JenLocke95.