Cyberpunk 2077

CD Projekt Apologises for Anti-Russian Elements in Ukrainian Version of Cyberpunk 2077

CD Projekt Red, the developer behind the highly anticipated game Cyberpunk 2077, has issued an apology for the presence of anti-Russian elements in the Ukrainian version of the game. The apology comes following the release of Update 2.0, which introduced various changes and enhancements to the game ahead of its official launch.

Reports from PC Gamer have highlighted several references to the Russo-Ukrainian War in the Ukrainian localisation of Cyberpunk 2077. One instance involves the use of the derogatory term “Rusnia” to replace the word “assholes”. CD Projekt Red quickly responded to these concerns, clarifying that the offensive elements were not written by their staff and do not reflect their views.

In a statement released on Russian social media, CD Projekt Red expressed their regret about the inclusion of these offensive lines and assured players that corrective measures are being taken. The company is actively working on rectifying the issue and providing accurate translations in the next game update.

It is important to note that the localisation project for the Ukrainian version of Cyberpunk 2077 was undertaken by SBT Localisation, a Ukrainian company with prior experience in localising games such as Baldur’s Gate 3 and Darkest Dungeon. CD Projekt Red has emphasized that their support for Ukraine remains unwavering and that they prefer to demonstrate it through positive actions.

CD Projekt Red has previously demonstrated their commitment to Ukraine by halting game sales in Russia and donating one million Polish złoty to a charitable organization working in Ukraine. These efforts underscore the company’s dedication to supporting the country and its people.

The Ukrainian version of Cyberpunk 2077 also includes other elements related to the country’s history and geopolitical situation. These include references to the famous response given to Russia’s demand for Ukraine’s Snake Island and the inclusion of Ukraine’s coat of arms and the Crimean Tatars’ symbol over a rough map of Crimea.

While CD Projekt Red has expressed their intention to remove the offensive elements from the game, exact details of the changes have not been disclosed. Players can expect these alterations to be implemented in the upcoming game update.

Aside from the controversy surrounding the Ukrainian version, Cyberpunk 2077 has garnered significant attention with its latest update. Update 2.0 has introduced an array of new features, including a revamped perk system and improved artificial intelligence. The update has also offered closure to various fan theories and added intriguing elements to the game’s overall mystery.

The popularity of the game on Steam has surged following the release of Update 2.0, and its player base is expected to expand further with the imminent launch of Phantom Liberty. This expansion marks a pivotal moment for the game, solidifying CD Projekt Red’s commitment to delivering a compelling and immersive RPG experience.