A mod for the PC version of Cyberpunk 2077 allows players to choose the male V option to ‘romance' Judy. Previously, only V with a female body and a female voice can romance Judy. The modders were able to unlock Judy's romance scene using V's male body type and male voice.
In a report by Eurogamer, modders discovered a way to unlock Judy's romance with the male V. The modded scenes with Judy not include the male body type but also the full voice work of the male V. This left fans thinking that Judy may initially be supposed to be ‘romanceable' by both male and female V characters.
There were some irregularities when a player tries the romance scene with Judy using the male V. Still, the player can see the male body type in the sex scene. In a scene involving Carol and Judy, Carol tells male V and Judy, "leave you girls to it." This made fans insist that this was "cut content" which the game's developer vehemently denies.
A CD Projekt Red representative clarified that Judy was always intended to have the romance option just for the female V. However, they still recorded the male V dialogue which is why the mods were able to unearth male voice lines during the romance scene with male V and Judy. The representative said they recorded the male V dialogue to avoid missing something by mistake that would need any future recordings.
The CDPR representative said, "It was simply more convenient and easier for our localization team from a production point of view to record all lines with both voices, so we could avoid missing something by mistake that would require future recordings. This was done with pretty much everything just to be on the safe side although it can vary between the different languages. Judy was always only a female V romance partner and that was the artistic vision from the start, there was no male romance option cut from the game."
Cyberpunk 2077 includes four romance NPCs. Panam will need V to have a male body type with any voice, River needs a female body type with any voice, Kerry needs a male body type with a male voice, and Judy needs a female body type with a female voice.