December 9, 2022

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Cyberpunk 2077 Keanu sex mod removed following CD Projekt warning

Nobody was particularly surprised when modders managed to put Keanu Reeves’ character into Cyberpunk 2077 sex scenes, so perhaps it comes as even less of a shock that CD Projekt Red has now intervened – and the model swap mod in question has been taken offline.

Made by modder Catmino, the mod offered swaps for a variety of characters in Cyberpunk 2077, along with an explanation for how to do the whole process manually. It seems CDPR took issue with one specific model swap, the Johnny Silverhand joytoy file, which allowed players to have sex with Keanu Reeves’ character. CDPR told me it doesn’t mind modders using model swaps for most of the fictional characters in the game, but draws the line at using real-world likenesses in explicit scenes without that person’s permission.

“Our most important rule regarding user-generated content, game mods in particular, is that it can’t be harmful towards others,” CD Projekt Red told Eurogamer in a statement. “In the case of model swaps, especially those that involve explicit situations, it can be perceived as such by the people who lent us their appearance for the purpose of creating characters in Cyberpunk 2077.

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