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Cyberpunk 2077 Mod Gives Fans The Romance They Were Missing

Cyberpunk 2077 has several (albeit severely restrictive) romance options. If you pair the wrong voice with the wrong body type, you will lock yourself out of the chance to ask certain characters if they want to date. But, if you want to discover a specific relationship that was never intended for public eyes, some gamers have the answer to your problem.

Recently, modders have taken it upon themselves to fix Cyberpunk 2077's many, many bugs and glitches. The band-aid of choice for the game's PC port is the Cyber Engine Tweaks mod, since it also unlocks content that didn't make it into the final version, including new romance options for the character of Judy Alvarez. Normally, you can only woo Judy if V walks around Night City with a woman's body and voice, but the Cyber Engine Tweaks mod unlocks never-before-seen interactions between Judy and a male V. (Warning: Cyberpunk 2077 is a game for mature audiences, so viewer discretion is advised if/when watching the video at that link.)

The implications of the mod have fans even more curious about the game's development. After using the mod, the ensuing events with Judy feature fully-voiced male V lines, although they're just the same lines spoken by female V ad verbatim. Moreover, the animations in these scenes are rough — V and Judy constantly clip through each other. These factors led many viewers to assume this romance option is yet another entry in Cyberpunk 2077's long list of cut content

Eurogamer reached out to CD Projekt Red about that possibility, and the studio cleared the air. CDPR's answer will probably disappoint many fans who hoped to one day play a male V who could legitimately romance Judy without unwinding the game's code.

According to a CD Projekt Red representative, the male V voice recordings only exist to "avoid missing something by mistake that would require future recordings." They claimed that the lines were recorded for the sake of convenience, nothing more. In other words, Judy was envisioned as an exclusive romance option for female V from the get-go.

Since the Cyber Engine Tweaks mod is relatively new, gamers haven't had a lot of time to experiment with it. Since it revealed male romance test footage, odds are the mod will unearth plenty of other secrets just waiting below Cyberpunk 2077's surface. Perhaps the mod is the key to unlocking Kerry Eurodyne romance options with a female V, or it might eventually lead game archivists to unlock actual cut content. Fans of Cyberpunk 2077 won't know for certain until (or if) it actually happens.