Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay shows off current and next-gen console performance

Written by Chad Norton on Wed, Nov 18, 2020 1:00 PM
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Ahead of the next Night City Wire episode airing tomorrow, CD Projekt Red have released a “Night City Wire Special” for Cyberpunk 2077 which shows off 10 minutes of gameplay from the current and next-gen consoles including the Xbox One X as well as the recently launched Xbox Series X.

Whilst there’s not any huge information to garner from this, there is the slight hope that this bears well for the final release date on December 10th, which is the new launch date after being delayed a third time due to poor optimization issues on current-gen consoles. So the fact that Cyberpunk 2077 is running on a current-gen console with decent performance bodes well at least.

Performance is still a little choppy though, and I imagine the slow walking and driving speeds have something to do with that. As we saw in Watch Dogs Legion, performance dropped whilst driving at fast speeds, so its possible the developers are encountering similar issues on the current-gen consoles.

So yeah, it’s definitely possible that Cyberpunk 2077 is in fact launching on December 10th with no more delays, maybe.

What do you think? What was your favorite part from the gameplay? Do you think this bodes well for the current-gen console release? Let us know your thoughts!

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12:31 Nov-20-2020

I'm fine with lower graphics quality, as long as it is optimised well. Here's hoping I can run it.

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17:32 Nov-18-2020

Yeap,this looks like 2016-2017 game to me.The NPCs looks wooden and the environment look empty and uninteresting.

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18:34 Nov-18-2020

exactly people are overhyping it juste because its from cd projekt juste like kojima and death stranding :/ honestly it look like a mix from rage 2 and far cry new dawn ...

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18:38 Nov-18-2020

Definitely overhyped. They haven't shown too much actual gameplay either besides this video ( with HUD) which is worrying. Not sure what they're trying to achieve with this...

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18:36 Nov-18-2020

I think what is gonna happen is the graphics on release are gonna be quite a bit better, so that the audience doesn't say anything about graphics dowgrades, a bit sketchy if true. The graphics in the video seem worse than Witcher 3 tbh which is not normal. But I guess we'll see the truth in a month...

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19:10 Nov-18-2020

"The graphics in the video seem worse than Witcher 3 tbh which is not normal."
that's a tax for big open world, technology (especially consoles) haven't evolved that much to let Cyberpunk be significantly richer compared to Witcher 3,
and also let's not forget the visual downgrade of Witcher 3 compared to E3 demo, let's hope final game won't look even worse than this video

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20:26 Nov-18-2020

Imagine if it will flop like Andromeda. It will be a hard hit for them.

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23:03 Nov-18-2020

It will be a hard hit for the whole gaming comunity

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13:35 Nov-19-2020

depends what you consider a flop,
many beautiful looking games are almost forgotten by now, while plenty mediocre-looking games remain popular,
if CDPR doesn't fail to provide great gameplay and story, fans will most likely excuse visual downgrade..

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14:15 Nov-19-2020

Something delayed by almost a year for the sake of polishing in -every- aspect then coming up with something degraded just because it had to compromise to meet the deadline or the limited hardware of previous gen is a flop in my book. Maybe indie game fans would accept that, but for a game of this scale, I wouldn't, for example.

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15:28 Nov-19-2020

that's a good point, I wonder how CDPR will justify that xD

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23:07 Nov-18-2020

And look at the fat dude walking in 0:47, the movement isnt that real... it looks scripted, maybe im nitpicking at this point but for all the hype i was expecting good animations and definately more pedestrian and car density

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15:14 Nov-19-2020

Guy, you expect Rockstar level of animation detail from an RPG game.

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16:53 Nov-18-2020

Even in the Xbox Series X we can already see poping. I can´t imagine in the Xbox One X going with the car. But it´s already an achivement to be able to play this at the last gen consoles.

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23:03 Nov-18-2020

Yes, there is on point when a girl face has not loaded in :/

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16:21 Nov-18-2020

What happened to all npcs that we saw during first game play reveal.

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16:30 Nov-18-2020

Polished out.

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23:04 Nov-18-2020

Wondering the same thing here, they had to decrease the pedestrians in order to get lower cpu requirements

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06:12 Nov-19-2020

Hopefully it's just a slider in the options, to increase or decrease it.

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18:03 Nov-19-2020

yeah, im hoping for that as well

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15:30 Nov-18-2020

I am impressed by the graphics.

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15:30 Nov-18-2020

looks kinda ugly to me - relatively okay quality textures with low poly models....reminds me of APB Reloaded

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16:22 Nov-18-2020

Youtube compression doe, and its probably not uploaded from consoles native res...

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17:03 Nov-18-2020

perhaps, let's wait for actual game indeed

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16:26 Nov-18-2020

Haha, I completely forgot about that game.

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15:24 Nov-18-2020

The streets look pretty empty on both versions. I wonder if thats a console thing or its gonna be the same on pc.

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13:40 Nov-18-2020

didnt included the base xbox one humm i wonder why

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13:28 Nov-18-2020

"Current-gen" shows literally the most powerful console from that generation and it doesn't seem to be handling the game too well. I'm a bit worried for the original xbox one and ps4 now. I hope they put those extra 21 days to good use.

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14:08 Nov-18-2020

i doubt you should expect 7 year old hardware being able to run it, the one x is a miracle

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14:58 Nov-18-2020

well since the game is introced i assume that the devs will make the game running on both current and next gem consoles

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13:12 Nov-18-2020

That doesn't look like 60 fps.

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13:21 Nov-18-2020

We don't even have the option to set 60 fps to the youtube video :D

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