'Cyberpunk 2077' Trolls EA's FIFA Franchise On Twitter
Cyberpunk 2077 won't be out until November 19th after (yet another) delay, but the game's social media team has clearly found a few ways to pass the time... including poking fun at EA's juggernaut FIFA franchise.
The official Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter account recently shared a few gorgeous screenshots and pieces of concept art on the platform. Some really lovely pieces that show off the sprawling Night City and its neon-drenched buildings, towering structures, and bustling streets.
One image, of a grey and entirely unremarkable building, looks exactly like the kind of place dreams go to die. It actually reminds me a lot of the call centre where I used to work. Check it out below.
It was this depressing-looking structure that one fan on Twitter decided to compare to the FIFA publisher, asking the Cyberpunk 2077 social media account if it was in fact EA's offices in the year 2077.
Not missing a chance to have a little jab at the annual FIFA releases, the Cyberpunk account responded: "Yes. And if you zoom in closer you can even see concept art from FIFA 78. It's said to be the best FIFA ever."
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Of course the irony is that we'll almost certainly get FIFA 78. And by that point in the future, EA will have grown so powerful that they'll probably have purchased CD Projekt RED, and the Polish studio will be forced to develop new entries in the football franchise as punishment for ever making fun of them.
Yes. And if you zoom in closer you can even see concept art from FIFA 78. It's said to be the best FIFA ever.- Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) July 10, 2020
Unfortunately, the Cyberpunk account then took things too far and ruined it with an ill-advised joke about customisable genitalia. The sci-fi RPG will have a bevy of customisation options for your genitals, as you probably know by now. But while there are multiple penis options to choose from, many fans were concerned about the lack of representation as a result of having only one choice of vagina.
You sure CDPR is all about avoiding conflict, this post/joke looks like CDPR is inviting conflict.- Ploid 3.0 (@3Plo1d) July 11, 2020
Though it did sound like it was more about making the majority feel comfortable, to not anger them with diversity.
Responding to another joke about FIFA 78 having a similar feature, Cyberpunk wrote: "If there is only one type of vagina: PREODER CANCELLED." Not a great look for an account that's been called out several times for exactly this kind of thing over the past year or so.
We can all get behind a little bit of FIFA piss-taking, but when it comes to representation and diversity? They need to do better.
Featured Image Credit: CD Projekt