CD Projekt Red has issued an apology on Twitter for a tweet sent out as a reply which has been described as trans-phobic.
Yesterday, a user replied to one of CD Projekt Red’s tweets from their Cyberpunk 2077 account with “I WANT MORE GUYS.” Cyberpunk 2077’s Twitter account responded to the comment by asking, “Did you just assume their gender?”.
The tweets, which have now been deleted, immediately attracted negative attention from a number of people on Twitter with some describing the tweet as offensive, insensitive and trans-phobic. Overall, the reaction to the tweet has appeared to divide people, with a number of users defending the tweet as being nothing more than a harmless joke, while others have posted that they will no longer be purchasing the game as a result of the tweet.
CD Projekt Red has since issued an apology, adding that it wasn’t their intention to harm anyone.
Sorry to all those offended by one of the responses sent out from our account earlier. Harming anyone was never our intention.
— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) 21 August 2018
The apology by CD Projekt Red hasn’t gone down well with everyone though, with some wanting the studio to take further action to ensure that it doesn’t happen again. Others have labelled it as insincere and as a “fake apology”.
On the other hand, there are others who feel that the whole situation has been blown out of proportion and that people are being particularly sensitive without good reason.
There is no release date for Cyberpunk 2077 yet, although the game will launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.