I wrote recently about Garry Newman’s decision to randomize the race of player avatars in the Early Access survival game Rust. The new news is that another bodily trait is now being randomized as well: penis size.
takes the 64bit int Steam ID and uses it as a random seed which is then used to randomise a bunch of stuff about the player—dick length being one of those. We do this so players will be kind of recognisable in game and that their identity could be something that will follow them around.
And in related genital news, the game will soon saddle some players with a different set of junk.
According to the game’s development blog, tests of a female model are currently underway.
We really don’t want to make the female model unrealistic in the sense of her being aesthetically idealised. In the same way that our male models aren’t perfect specimens of the male body, neither should the female be. No huge boobs nor four-inch waists here.
Furthermore, Newman has told Kotaku that, like race, sex will also be randomly assigned. It will, of course, be interesting to see how the community reacts to this development in the wake of #GamerGate.