Because assuming people do something purely for money and not because perhaps, they might actually care (whether or not they’re right, it’s another issue) is a very effective tactic to dismiss anything you don’t like.
As it stands, I engaged in rather bitter debates on Reddit about representation as whole in CP77 and I don’t feel like engaging in that again. One thing is certain though : whenever an article has something to do with representation in games as a whole, whether it’s about women, transgender people, non-white people, etc…it attracts much more comments than other articles. I am thoroughly convinced it says much more about the gaming community (if I may call it as such) rather than RPS itself.
In any case, feeling that RPS was not legitimate in their criticism, that there are worse issues or that they have totally misunderstood what was shown is a valid opinion anyone is entitled to have. Assuming that RPS only does that out of greed is incredibly dismissive of any diverging opinion that might exist.
And interestingly enough, an environment where in the last E3 gameplay presentation most of the enemies where black people with a stereotypical voodoo shtick and the only transgender people we’ve seen were on a nigh pornographic, fetishized ad. And whose box art features a young white guy looking badass and holding a gun. So yeah, diverse maybe, but not really showing it so far, eh ?
Also, here is the exact same commentary, but written by an actual trans person, if we’re going the “but what about representation at RPS” route.
EDIT : I should add that I have faith that CDPR will produce something great, even now. I’m just not on board with what they’ve shown so far.