The developers behind the new video-game, Cyberpunk 2077 have released a hilarious statement in which they beg its players to pretty please stop doing the dirty with Keanu Reeves.
Out of context, that sounds weird, so let’s give you some background:
Keanu has been transformed into a virtual character for the game – made by CD Projekt Red – and gamers have been adding in mods that are allowing them to virtually shag the Hollywood actor.
For those who aren’t familiar with the game, Cyberpunk is already an extremely sexually explicit game, full of neon dildos, virtual sex workers, and filthy billboards.
Games like this – or any games tbh – are always inundated with sex mods as soon as they’re released, with tech-savvy gamers writing up the codes as soon as the game hits the shelves.
How it worked for Cyberpunk is that the mod basically transformed Keanu’s character Johnny Silverhand into one of the prostitutes, meaning his whole outfit, voice etc was put on the ‘skeleton’ if you will of the sex worker.
This then allowed people to have sex with Keanu Reeves. Wild.
In a statement, a spokesperson for CD Projekt Red wrote: “Our most important rule regarding user-generated content, game mods in particular, is that it can’t be harmful towards others.
“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.
“Therefore, when making fan content, creators have to make sure they’ve got permission from all the concerned parties (which might be people other than CD PROJEKT RED).
“For the characters we’ve invented for the game, we broadly permit you to tweak the game at will and just have fun.
“When it comes to models of real people whom we’ve asked to participate in the game, we kindly ask you to refrain from using them in any situation that might be found offensive if you don’t have their explicit permission.”
In other words: When it comes to original character created for the game, yes, go crazy, you horny lot, but don’t pretend to shag characters that are based on real humans.
CDPR is likely to keep shutting stuff down if they keep popping up, but they’re happy for people to mod in other respects.
To be fair, it’s really not hard to see their point; we can’t imagine Keanu (or anybody else whose likeness has been added to a game) would be absolutely thrilled to have his virtual body used for a quick lay.
Image via Cyberpunk 2077