It's a question many gamers have been asking themselves whilst waiting for the release of CD Projekt's latest game. What Romance options are available to me in the world of Cyberpunk 2077?
Whereas some players enjoy mindless violence and planning a new character, others are only interested in specific things.
We have done the dirty work for you and compiled what we know so far about how Romance options work in CyberPunk 2077 and what you can expect, just try not to get too attached...
How Do Cyberpunk 2077 Romance Options Work?
The world of Cyberpunk 2077 values player freedom above anything else. Players have the option to choose abilities and weapons but also they must decide if they are interested in pursuing potential Romance options.
Interestingly enough Projekt Red has actually decided to portray love, sex, and relationships in a rather progressive way.
Amongst the wealth of customization options available to the player, there is even an option for selecting different genitalia.
Depending on what 'Cyberjunk' you're feeling, this choice can dictate which characters are available to romance. Yes, this will directly influence the romance options available to you, so pick carefully!
Interestingly enough, personality also comes into play within the Cyberpunk world. Cyberpunk 2077's Romance options will be directly affected by what kind of person you are roleplaying. That sounds an awful lot like the real world doesn't it?
If you want to enjoy the company of more than one partner, this might be offputting to a character who values faithfulness. Likewise, characters may display a willingness to explore polygamous relationships, taking little notice of your Night City romps.
This seems rather far removed from the traditional video game logic which normally involves showering someone with gifts, don't you think?
What Cyberpunk 2077 Romance Options Are Available?
There is currently not a lot of information regarding what romance options are available to the player in Cyberpunk 2077.
CD Projekt has not yet confirmed whether any NPC can be chosen, or whether this is limited to select characters.
However, it is confirmed on Reddit by Lead Quest Designer Paweł Sasko that there will be a wealth of available options to rival CD Projekt's most widely recognized success, The Witcher 3.
Furthermore, the player is not locked into a heterosexual relationship and can explore other interests. Players should notice there is more inclusivity and breadth for sexual exploration in Cyberpunk 2077.
The current romance options available to the player include Judy Alverez and Meredith Stout.
The Street Kid Romance Route
Players who have been following Cyberpunk 2077 content for a while now probably recognise Judy Alverez already.
Judy is an option for players who choose the Street Kid life path option at the beginning of the game. She is a member of the Moxes gang who resides at the in-game location Lizzies bar. However, right now It is unclear what kind of character Judy is attracted to.
If you do pick another life path option then you are locked out of this romantic relationship.
The Corpo Romance Route
Those players that favor the Corpo lifepath are given the opportunity to pursue a Romance option with Meredith Stout.
If you enjoy the business-minded and intimidating type, then Meredith is someone you will be interested in talking to.
Meredith is the senior operations manager for Millitech. Meredith works for the aptly named military and technological manufacturing corporation that exists within Night City.
Understandably, CD Projekt wants to show off a wealth of personalities for the player to explore. I'm sure there will be a huge variation in different romantic interests for the player to find.
Who Will You Choose?
The world of Cyberpunk 2077 promises the player a large degree of freedom. If you haven't already decided on which life path is best for your character then check out our guide to help you.
If you want to know what time Cyberpunk 2077 releases in your region, you can take a look at our guide. Especially If you are eager to get your hands on the game slightly earlier.
No doubt after reading this you are feeling more eager to discover the inhabitants of Night City. Once the game releases on December 10th you will be able to explore all of the available in-game Romance options for yourself.
Remember, however, you can always begin another playthrough if you feel you've made the wrong decision...