In Cyberpunk 2077, players can bed the game’s sex workers, known as joytoys. Modders have worked to replace the joytoys with other characters in the game they can’t have sex with, such as Goro Takemura or Evelyn Parker. It was only natural that modders would replace a joytoy with Johnny Silverhand, aka Keanu Reeves.
A mod created by Catmino allowing players to do just that was quickly taken down by CD Projekt Red. According to a statement the company made to PC Gamer:
“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… 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.”
This was basically inevitable, as CD Projekt Red likely doesn’t want to damage its relationship with Reeves or any other of the high-profile names who have cameos in the game.
According to PC Gamer, the mod wasn’t all that great anyway.
“The mod creates a pretty bad approximation of having sex with Keanu, to be honest, because the character remains dressed and doesn’t have Keanu’s voice (it retains the Joytoy’s voice lines). I mean, I haven’t had sex with Mr Reeves so I don’t know, but I’m guessing at some point he takes his pants off.
For those interested in what it looks like, YouTuber DPJ made a video reacting to the mod before it was taken down:
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