I don't have any official confirmation on that, however I recall that in one of the more recent interviews they stated that characters that you can romance still have their own sexual preferences, which makes me believe that people will still react to you differently depending on your gender. Plus I doubt they would rerecord lines for several different characters just to make them more gender neutral.So, by now, we've all heard the news about binary gender options being removed, you now pick a body type.
Fine by me, I'm on board with that. NPCs will still call you "He" or "She" if you want. Truly couldn't care less, do NOT want to start a political conversation, and the controversy surrounding this debate is completely irrelevant to me and this post.
My question is, will NPCs still react to your gender as previously confirmed, or has that been removed as an unfortunate side-effect of this change?
If anyone knows, or if anyone is willing to ask a Red, that'd be cool. Thanks.
EDIT: Secondary question. My assumption before was that you'd be able to mix and match different body type aspects. In fact, they keep saying "mix and match" whenever this topic comes up, but if your only options are "male or female voice, male or female body type," that's quite limited.
Will you be able to have male sex organs but a female-presenting body (which may make you appealing to NPCs with certain sexual preferences), and vice versa? What about breasts or lack thereof on a male/female body?
Note, when I say male/female, it's for simplicity's sake. Not to pigeonhole anybody.
As for the second question, I think it works similar way the original character creator was, so you still pick the default "male looking" and "female looking" form, afterwards you get all the options to mold it however you want, but this time you get both male and female attributes that you can modify it with. The other part of the question I don't have the answer for, but I definitely hope that you can pick "boobsless" feminine form for male character, otherwise my dream of making Jojo inspired character will be utterly ruined.