Cyberpunk 2077 development is underway and obviously, since it is CD Projekt RED game it is expected to be most demanding on PC. However, according to CD Projekt RED, Cyberpunk 2077 won’t overwhelm your PC and your GPU.
In a recent interview, the developer confirmed the game’s optimization began at starting point all those years ago. The demo we saw recently was running on an i7 combined with a GTX 1080Ti. On the other hand, console versions aren’t limited by hardware, according to CD Projekt RED. From get the go, they knew they are creating a game for PS4 and Xbox One.
Is there ever concepts you or the team at the studio come up with that simply can not be done due to hardware limitations?
Oh no, actually from the top we knew we were developing the game for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. And we started the process of optimization right at the start. So that’s probably what you see running the demo is a PC with like an i7 and 1080TI, so it’s not astronomical specs. Basically, because we are thinking from scratch about optimization, how streaming works, how to introduce global illumination for instance without overwhelming the PC or the GPU. Now we take those things into account right at the start and optimize for that.
Unlike Cyberpunk, Starfield is limited by current-gen hardware. PS4 and Xbox One are at end of their road and would see their life cycle comes to a close soon. There are rumors that Sony and Microsoft have plans to announced PS5 and Xbox Scarlett in within the next few months; full reveal at E3 2019.
As for Cyberpunk 2077, it is expected to roll out next year. The game is distributed by Warner Brothers, the company that distributed The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.