We have quite high expectations for Cyberpunk 2077. But it’s hard to ignore the fact that the PS4 is on the way out, having served us well for six great years. As a consequence of this aging hardware, do we have anything to worry about – graphically – when CD Projekt RED’s next big title drops?
Surely those six long years will start to show their age?
Officially, the answer is borderline. The studio have stated that the graphics will be “quite amazing” on the PlayStation 4, but would be far better on a high end computer. But this is true for most releases. I guess the bigger question is whether there will be a significant difference between the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, which you’d expect, that would encourage sales of the next generation of console.
Unfortunately, this is not something we’re not going to find out. At least, not until nearer the time when Sony may or may not have made an announcement. That’s because all of the footage we’ve seen so far has come from high performing computers, which will inevitably make everything look as smooth as butter. But the studio did at least take the interview as an opportunity to quash these concerns by stating their custom engine makes multi format optimisation an easy task.
Alvin Liu told Wccftech,
“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.
“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.”
At least we can sleep easy knowing that The Witcher 3 was a first class product. And that the team have a strong pedigree that can only benefit from the years, and technological advances, that separate the two projects.
Do you think Cyberpunk 2077 will launch alongside the PlayStation 5? Or will “quite amazing” do you just fine? Pixel peep a comment our way.
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