Cyberpunk 2077 has been classified as R18+ here in Australia — and without having to “alter the game in any way” — according to CD Projekt Red.
“Receiving an age rating in Australia was an important milestone on our way to releasing the game in September,” CD Projekt Red’s Kuba Kutrzuba told Gamespot. “We’re creating a mature title for a mature audience, so we were expecting R 18+. We haven’t had to alter the game in any way and Australian gamers are set to enjoy the full Cyberpunk 2077 experience.”
Kutrzuba’s comments mirror those given to Stevivor by CD Projekt Red’s John Mamais at PAX AUS 2019.
“I think we’re OK with Australia [and its classification issues],” Mamais said. “I was looking at it recently because I knew it was going to be an issue here. And because it’s Cyberpunk there are some elements of [drug use] in the game. There’s hard drugs and soft drugs, and body enhancing drugs and all kinds of drugs.”
Kutrzuba said that Cyberpunk 2077 has been classified as having high impact sex, violence and references to sexual violence, though a listing on the Australian Classification Board’s website has yet to confirm this.
Update: Local distributor Bandai Namco has also confirmed the classification.
Cyberpunk 2077 has been rated R18+ in Australia and is arriving uncensored as the publisher intended. Great news, so make sure you pre-order today for the September 17 release! pic.twitter.com/QL2dc1kAba
— Bandai Namco AU (@BandaiNamcoAU) May 1, 2020
Cyberpunk 2077 is scheduled for a 17 September release on Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4. A Stadia release will follow where available in 2020; a next-gen release on Xbox Series X and PS5 is planned for 2021.