YMMV: Cyberpunk

  • Fanon Discontinuity: The fandom's overall reaction to the game's third edition, also known as V3, which shifted the game more towards Post Cyber Punk with a focus turned away from gritty future noir to transhumanism. Additionally, due to financial difficulties, R. Talsorian was unable to afford to commission new art, and ended up resorting to Photoshopped images of costumed action figures customized by Mike Pondsmith's wife, which did not go over well with the fanbase (for this reason, V3 is often derisively referred to by fans of previous editions as "Barbiepunk"). With the recent announcement that the upcoming video game adaptation, Cyberpunk 2077, as well as the accompanying setting updates for the tabletop game, will be picking up from where 2020 left off, V3 appears to be on the verge of becoming Canon Discontinuity.