Romance is a feature that can give an RPG a broader plot, with additional options to explore. Cyberpunk 2077 will offer players the opportunity to romance different characters in the game.
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The Romance System
The romance system in Cyberpunk 2077 isn't as straightforward as some might think it is. To keep things challenging and interesting, different potential romance partners will have specific preferences. You must meet their requirements for you to be able to even flirt with them.
While some of the romances will only be available through certain Life Paths, others will be based on V's gender. Some characters might be into Male V, while some might prefer the female version of V.
The romance system will also be dependent on the body parts, that is, the genitalia. Whatever you choose will affect your overall romance experience in the game.
The game's developers have also included options relevant to the LGBTQ+ community in Cyberpunk 2077. This means that while some characters might have a male or female preference, there are others characters that could go both ways. The game will also offer full nudity and non-censored intimate moments, so it is not surprising that CD Projekt Red has already confirmed Cyberpunk 2077 is intended for mature audiences only.
Nothing is fully confirmed yet, but a Reddit user who goes by the name Magired1234 posted a Twitter DM conversation between him and the Lead Quest Designer of Cyberpunk 2077, Paweł Sasko, about the romance system in the game.
As per Sasko's reply, the romance system will be similar to how the Witcher 3 romance system worked. There will be multiple romance options at once, each having its own plot lines. This means that you can potentially do quests for the NPC in return for a better relationship with them. We can think of it as increasing the "relationship points" system.
And of course, as mentioned earlier, the developers have also kept the LGBTQ+ community in mind, which is why Sasko also mentioned that you could have more options than just heterosexual engagements.
There are multiple characters that you can romance within Cyberpunk 2077. The following are some of the confirmed characters, along with their romance requirements.
Meredith Stout is an uptight corporate agent and a Senior Operations Manager for Militech. She is the one that knocks you out in the official trailer. She is a cold-hearted lady, but maybe behind all that tough act, there is a hidden lover?
It is officially confirmed that she will be one of the characters that V can romance with, but it is unsure how V gets to that point. It is speculated that maybe she will use V for her personal gain, and in the process, V and Meredith get close to each other, leading up to their romance.
To ensure she is available as a romance option for you, you must choose the Corporate Lifepath as a Male V.
Judy Alvarez is a member of the Moxes gang and runs the Braindance suite at Lizzie's Bar. She is a highly creative and innovative person who is a skilled Braindance technician as well.
She is seen as an exciting person when V first meets her at Lizzie's Bar, and her personality is one that captivates you.
However, to be her romantic partner, you must choose Streetkid Lifepath as a Female V. It turns out that Judy prefers females over males.
Evelyne Parker is an ambitious and intelligent lady that you come across at Lizzie's Bar when carrying out a job for Dexter DeShawn. Evelyn holds some important information for V regarding the heist that V and Jackie are planning for Dexter.
Evelyne aspires to be an actress and in the process of chasing that dream, she ends up at the Doll House that became more of a permanent job for her even though she didn't intend it to be.
V gets a chance to relive Evelyn's memories through Braindance with Jud Alvarez's help and this helps V understand Evelyne even more.
She is not officially confirmed to be a romantic partner, but many speculate her to be one of the game's romanceable characters.
Not a lot is known about the romantic preference of Jackie in the game. Many speculate him to be one of the romanceable characters in the game. There is no official confirmation on this yet though.
We will know more about him in the coming months when the game releases.
We think the romance system will be one of the most in-depth features of Cyberpunk 2077. While we don't have a full list of romanceable characters, this list will be updated moving forward when we have more information about different romanceable characters in the game.
According to the game developers, there are equal numbers of male and female romance partners.