Replace 2.0 of Cyberpunk 2077 has apparently added anti-Russian sentiments within the Ukrainian localisation of the role-playing recreation and the developer denied prior data of those statements.
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Per PC Gamer, the Ukrainian model of replace 2.0 contained modifications that particularly associated to the Russian invasion of Ukraine that occurred in February 2022 after years of battle within the Donbas.
These included a line for the non-playable police characters that was altered from “Couldn’t all these assholes chew it out within the Badlands?” to “Couldn’t all this rusnia chew it out within the Badlands?” “Rusnia” is a newly fashioned phrase that Ukrainians have been utilizing to indicate Russians in a derogatory gentle.
Moreover, one other line is now “Go fuck yourself in the identical route because the ship did,” which refers back to the phrases utilized by a Ukrainian border guard to a Russian missile cruiser that attacked Snake Island.
CD Projekt Pink shared that it didn’t realise that these anti-Russian feedback had made it into the sport. Talking on social media channels, it stated that the additions “don’t signify [its] views” and didn’t originate from anybody on the developer.
“The Ukrainian localisation of Cyberpunk 2077 accommodates a number of remarks that would offend some Russian gamers,” defined CD Projekt Pink (through machine translation). “We’re working to repair them and exchange them within the subsequent replace. We apologise for this case and are taking steps to make sure it doesn’t occur once more.”
CD Projekt Pink has taken a stance towards Russia, having donated roughly £181,000 to Polska Akcja Humanitarna, a humanitarian organisation situated in Poland.
The localisation of the replace was the duty of SBT Localization which has additionally labored on Baldur’s Gate 3, Darkest Dungeon, Kingdom Come: Deliverance and extra.
Replace 2.0 launched earlier than Phantom Liberty, the spy thriller themed growth that introduces Solomon Reed (performed by Idris Elba) to the sport.
“V’s crash course in espionage makes for a gripping plot, and for those who appreciated the unique recreation’s primary story, you’ll love this one,” stated Andy Brown, praising the addition of the brand new space of Dogtown and the rest of the modifications that got here with the replace.
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