Cyberpunk 2077 Next-Gen Gameplay Revealed

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Cyberpunk 2077 got a major boost that it so desperately needed. The game finally received its previously promised next-gen upgrade more than one year after release. The next-gen upgrade is free for all console owners, bringing improved performance and visuals while drastically reducing loading time.

The developer has revealed a 30-minute long next-gen gameplay footage for both PS5 and Xbox Series X. You can watch the PS5 footage above.

  • Added ray-traced local light shadows.
  • Implemented native achievement support on next-gen consoles. Note that as the next-gen version has a different SKU, PlayStation trophies obtained in backward compatibility will not be transferred. Xbox achievements will automatically appear on the new version using the Smart Delivery feature.
  • Introduced two graphics modes on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X
Performance Mode
  • Ensures smooth gameplay at 60 FPS with dynamic 4K scaling.
Ray Tracing Mode
  • The Xbox Series S version has no graphics mode selection and is by default presented at 30 FPS in 1440p with dynamic resolution scaling.
  • Added performance improvements which significantly decrease the number of FPS drops and improve rendering quality.
  • Balanced HDR to achieve parity across all platforms.
  • Various visual quality improvements.
  • Added Activity Cards for PS5.
  • Added Spanish voiceover support in the Americas (PlayStation codes: CUSA-16596 and CUSA-16597). Due to technical constraints, it is available only on next-gen consoles. For further details on language support see: Xbox, PlayStation.
  • Implemented support for spatial audio on PlayStation 5 for 3D-audio-enabled headphones and built-in TV speakers via PS5's Tempest 3D AudioTech solution.
Implemented the Use of Adaptive Triggers on PS5 Controllers
  • Haptic feedback is now customized based on in-game activity.
  • The controller's built-in speaker is used for holocalls, text messages, and everything that happens in V's head.

The developer released Patch 1.5 as well, which is the biggest update for the game to date. It adds new content, reworks skills, fixes hundreds of bugs, and more. You can read about it via our previous article.

So what do you think? Are you excited about Cyberpunk 2077 next-gen upgrade? Are you planning to play the game again? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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