I have conflicting feelings about this. We know the first Witcher game included questionable elements like the collection of sex cards, to put it lightly, so they were already starting from a low point. Even so, there was gradual movement in a positive direction as the series continued.
I thought The Witcher 3 had a number of very well written female characters with plenty of agency of their own (to the extent a fictional character even has any autonomy in the first place). At times Geralt came across as a mere tool of powerful women with their own interests and values. At the same time, there were still some troublesome depictions of female sexuality, to be sure, and other situations that are at least controversial, but it wasn’t an open-and-shut case. Rather than getting worse over time, my opinion is that things got better.
Furthermore, I will completely agree that the lack of people of color in The Witcher was quite disappointing throughout the main campaign. I will give the company a small amount of credit for showing they had the will to improve on this issue during the expansions, but there’s still much left to be done. Token gestures are good yet ultimately not enough.
It’s based on such a history of at least trying to improve that I can hope the future of CDPR will continue to be better than their origins. Which is why I might be slightly optimistic about Cyberpunk 2077 for the time being.
I would be very happy if they could find a way to properly include non-binary genders in Cyberpunk 2077 with meaningful choices, respectful use of pronouns and other relevant consequences for your character. Will that happen? I am not sure. I have the feeling that they may choose to include queer representation, one way or another, and allow a certain range of gender-related player choices yet not fully develop the spectrum of possibilities in a way that takes advantage of everything the setting has to offer.