NVIDIA has officially confirmed that CDPR’s upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 will support real-time Ray Tracing and the first RTX and E3 gameplay screenshots have been released.
Last year we already covered a leaked image that suggested that Cyberpunk 2077 will support NVIDIA’s Ray Tracing tech, and NVIDIA has now officially confirmed that it has partnered with CD Projekt Red to bring the rendering technique to the action-RPG.
“Cyberpunk 2077 is an incredibly ambitious game, mixing first person perspective and deep role-playing, while also creating an intricate and immersive world in which to tell this story. We believe the world of Cyberpunk will greatly benefit from the realistic lighting that ray tracing delivers,” NVIDIA’s head of GeForce marketing, Matt Wuebbling, said.
“Ray tracing allows us to realistically portray how light behaves in a crowded urban environment,” said Adam Badowski, Head of Studio, CD PROJEKT RED. “Thanks to this technology, we can add another layer of depth and verticality to the already impressive megacity the game takes place in.”
Alongside this official announcement, NVIDIA released the very first Cyberpunk 2077 RTX 4K gameplay screenshots, which we’ve included below:
In addition to NVIDIA’s RTX screenshots, developer CD Projekt Red released a set of brand-new screenshots (also showing the character played by Keanu Reeves) from the 2019 E3 trailer earlier this week:
Cyberpunk 2077 will release on April 16 next year for PC, Xbox and PlayStation.