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Mike Pondsmith on Cyberpunk 2077: “Tired of People Telling me What I, As a Black Person, Should be Offended By”


Mike Pondsmith is the creator of Cyberpunk 2020, a paper role-playing game from which Cyberpunk 2077 is based, and has had to intervene to quell some controversies that were raging in recent days around the highly anticipated title developed by CD Projekt RED.

According to reports, many people expressed their concern about how ethnic minorities would be represented in the game. Everything would have started from a comment in RockPaperShotgun (a well-known portal that deals with the PC universe) concerning the preview of the game demo shown at E3, where some criticisms were raised about the stereotypical manifestation of minorities present in the game.

Well, the same Mike Pondsmith intervened with a message:

“Want to say this just once. I am really tired of well-meaning people on internet chat boards paternalistically telling me what I, as a black person, should be offended by. You want to be my ally? Go gird up your loins and at this year’s Thanksgiving dinner, have the nerve to tell your racist Uncle Bob to STFU for a change.”

In short, the good Mike has definitely silenced all the controversies that are igniting the discussions on the game.

Recall that Cyberpunk 2077 will release on April 16th 2020 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. What do you think? Let us know in the comments.

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