You can play Cyberpunk 2077 as a woman or a man

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We learned a lot of things during our demo session with CD Projekt's long-awaited Cyberpunk 2077 today, including that you'll be able to play the game as either a woman or a man, each with full voice-acted dialogue. The game will feature a full-on character creation system that will enable gender selection as well as your history and the path you've followed through your cyber-life, all of which will have an impact on how you're perceived, and how the game will unfold. 

Hair styles, tattoos, body type, makeup, and clothing will also be customizable, and of course there will be stats to play with as well: Strength, constitution, intelligence, reflexes, tech, and "cool," which as I understand it is kind of a mix of how rad you are (a vital component of any true cyberpunk experience) and your ability to not pee on yourself when people are shooting at you. 

It's quite a change from The Witcher games, which were built around one very specific, pre-made character, and I'm really looking forward to seeing how CD Projekt handles this approach to in-game identity. We'll have a full preview up for your shortly. 

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.