Will there be romance in Cyberpunk 2077?
As much “romance” as you can find in a cyberpunk future, yes. Like in The Witcher 3, you’ll be able to pursue romance as V. Because Cyberpunk includes character creation, these romance options will be more diverse than they were in The Witcher series.
“There are a lot more options. You know, you’re defining your own character here, which means defining their sexuality any way you want,” quest designer Patrick Mills said in an interview with Game Informer. “With Geralt, you had a character whose sexuality was very well defined by the novels and the short stories and the previous games. But in this one, it’s up to you to decide. We’ve got NPCs that are gay, we’ve got NPCs that are bi, we’ve got NPCs that are straight, because we want them to feel real and that they have preferences as well.”
In June, CDPR said that romantic plot lines will be “similar” in scope and detail to Geralt’s relationships, despite there being more of them. CD Projekt Red clarified to us further: “Romancing is something heavily present in Cyberpunk, and players will be able to form meaningful connections with other characters as well as go for one night stands.”
That’s all fine and good, but unfortunately, you can’t smooch Keanu. “Keanu plays a crucial role in the game, but as for the option to romance him, I don’t believe you can,” level designer Max Pears told VGC at Tokyo Game Show 2019.