Cyberpunk 2077’s developers apologize for content that is anti-Russian in Phantom Liberty
As Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Libertyout in all over the world, players have returned to Night City. Some have also noticed the voice-overs that are anti-Russian were added to that Ukrainian Version in the title.
Following the success of Update 2.0 that saw a completely overhaul to the core game Cyberpunk 2077’sfirst and sole extension, Phantom Liberty,is available. It features Idris Elba in the role of Solomon Reed who teams up with V for the high stakes task of saving the NUSA President. It promises to be an exciting addition for the players. It features a brand new location named Dogtown and a completely new plot that’s full of intrigue and espionage It’s not surprising that fans have been comparing the game’s success to the adored Witcher 3. Witcher 3. : Wild Hunt The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine.
But, CD Projekt Red was forced apologize after it was found out that the Ukrainian localization team had slyly introduced anti-Russian phrases to its Ukrainian version. While the company had previously aligned their own with Ukraine over the last few times, the company has clarified that it’s not responsible for such declarations of political nature. In the end the studio has contacted Telegram to apologize.
“The Ukrainian localisation of Cyberpunk 2077 contains several remarks that could offend some Russian players,” the text reads. “These comments weren’t written by CD Projekt Red employees and are not representative of our opinions. We’re working to correct the issue and then replace them with the following update. We apologize for the situation and will take steps to ensure that it does never happen again.”An instance of these offensive Russian-themed additions found from Dexerto includes, “Couldn’t all these a**holes chew it up on the Badlands,” being replaced by “Couldn’t everything rusnia bit into the Badlands,” with ‘rusnia is a derogatory word that refers to Russians that was coined in the current wars. The vocal lines changed, but certain artwork was included in this Ukrainian versions in the course. It included graffiti from Ukrainian coat of arms Ukrainian coat of arms and an emblem depicting Crimea’s Crimean Tatars sprayed over a map of Crimea.