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Cyberpunk 2077 to Look Amazing Even on Consoles, Which Will Be Treated as ‘First-Class’ Platforms

Jul 8, 2019
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Cyberpunk 2077 dominated our E3 2019 Awards after yet another enticing gameplay demo showcased behind closed doors.

After the presentation, we got to interview CD Projekt RED’s Alvin Liu. In an earlier article, we focused on the demo’s PC specifications and high-end features such as ray tracing but of course, the game is shipping to consoles and low-end PCs as well, so we asked how those would fare.

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A lot of people, after seeing last year’s debut gameplay demo and the hardware it was running on, have become a bit wary of how Cyberpunk 2077 could look and run on consoles and low-end PCs. Is that a challenge in terms of optimization for lower-end hardware?

Actually no, we have a very custom engine, the RED Engine. And actually, we’re targeting consoles as first class platforms and it looks amazing there. So obviously, if you spent, you know, $2,000 building your PC rig, it’s going to look better on that. But the graphics are quite amazing for what you’re going to get from Cyberpunk 2077 on consoles and low-end PCs.

We’ll have our full interview with Alvin Liu on Cyberpunk 2077 up tomorrow; stay tuned. The game is due on April 16th, 2020.

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