Thus far, what CD Projekt Red has shown of Cyberpunk 2077 has looked incredible. However, that has sounded the alarm bells with some players who are concerned that, while the Cyberpunk 2077 graphics may look amazing on high-end gaming PCs, that it could get a significant downgrade on consoles. This worry was allayed recently by CD Projekt Red’s Alvin Liu, who offered reassurances that the game will look great regardless of platform.
Cyberpunk 2077 Graphics on Consoles and Lower-End PCs
Speaking recently to Wccftech, Liu was asked about the specs used to run the recent Cyberpunk 2077 E3 gameplay demo. (A demo which will be shown publicly later this year.) He revealed that the demo was running at 1080p with Ultra graphics and ray tracing; “The game demo was running at 1080p,” he explains; “but our trailers and publicly released assets are at 4K. The UI is designed mostly at 4K (eventually it will be at 4K native), but we have the technology to swap assets and do intelligent scaling to handle 1080p, widescreen, 720p, 1440p, and so on. We can also design specific UI at 1080p and other resolutions, on a need by need basis, such as on a screen or graphics with heavy icons that might look bad otherwise.”
Of course, this is all well and good for gaming PC owners, who can expect to run the best Cyberpunk 2077 graphics. However, the question remains how well the game will perform on consoles. After all, we are coming to the end of the current console generation; a point in time when the technology in current consoles is starting to feel old or even outdated. Fortunately for console users, Liu seems confident that the game will look great regardless of platform.
“We have a very custom engine,” he explains; “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.”