Check out a comparison between current-gen and next-gen systems
Gamers have been treated to their first glimpse of Cyberpunk 2077 running on next-gen consoles, more specifically on an Xbox Series X.
During a surprise Twitch stream, CD Projekt RED showcased ten minutes of stunning gameplay footage of Cyberpunk 2077 running on the Xbox Series X, as well as a comparison to the Xbox One X version of the game.
Following a questline in the game known as ‘Automatic Love’ – where the protagonist is tasked to track down a missing person by any means necessary – the action-packed ten-minute spectacle focuses on features a look at the game’s graphics, high octane shootouts, as well as a one-on-one conversations with Keanu Reeves.
The comparison shows a small increase in resolution and lighting effects on the Xbox Series X. However, it is worth noting the gameplay is running a backwards-compatible version of Cyberpunk 2077, with a true next0gen version for the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S expected to arrive next year.
Check out the full gameplay demonstration below:
Another Cyberpunk 2077 Night City Wire episode is scheduled for November 19 and will focus on the music in the game. It will also include an in-depth look into Reeves’ character, Johnny Silverhand.
The game was initially scheduled to be released on November 19, after previously going gold. CD Projekt RED later made the decision to delay the game again, pushing it back three weeks to December 10. The developer wanted to “[raise] the quality bar” for the game after it “undercalculated” the time needed to finish the title.
The developer has also recently been under fire amidst reports of ‘crunch’ taking place within the studio. Studio head Adam Badowski later came forward to defend the company’s work ethic, stating that the “majority of the team understands that push”.