It looks like there will be male/female pronouns in the game anyway. I don’t they’re going to go back and spend 10s-100s of thousands of dollars re-recording every line of dialog that used pronouns before the change was made. Wouldn’t be surprised if some enemies used gender neutral terms simply for ease of recording, like you said, but it looks like major characters might refer to V by gender at times.It doesn't really seem like this thread of about CP2077 anymore anyway.
I'm really struggling to decipher what people are upset about. What I've read states you can choose a physical body that is either masculine or feminine, and then you get to choose a voice that is either masculine or feminine. Want to play a dude, pick both the masculine options. Girl, then pick both the feminine options. If someone else wants to play with a woman's body and a guy's voice, why the fuck does that matter what someone else does in their private, personal, offline game? Do ya'll really take issue just knowing that someone, somewhere, has a trans video game character in a game you play?
Or are we all just worried about a hypothetical lack of gender pronouns? I'm not sure that would be a very big issue regardless, dialog heavy games with character customization tend to avoid them anyways from a logistics standpoint. The more that CDPR is able to refer to the player by name or by neutral pronouns like you, them, they, etc. the less lines of dialog they have to record, which I'm sure is pretty attractive given the likely staggering number of lines that exist already. Gender neutral pronouns (in this instance) aren't part of some SJW movement. Pure and simple, more dialog means more time and more money.
More importantly, if something that insignificant can ruin what is likely to be an absolute mastercraft in RPG games, ya'll need to seriously evaluate the things that upset you. It's just a fucking pronoun, get over it and enjoy the game.
Given the source material I wonder if there will be a “sex change” option in the game itself. That was something in Cyberpunk 2020 so it wouldn’t be too surprising to see it here.