New Cyberpunk 2077 Screens Show Night City's Ray Tracing Potential

New Cyberpunk 2077 Screens Show Night City's Ray Tracing Potential

Check out how good this will look on hardware I cannot afford.

CD Projekt Red's next massive RPG is already looking striking, but new screens are showing its full potential. A series of locations were shown off yesterday, specifically highlighting ray tracing.

Nvidia posted a series of screens to its Twitter, asking followers to feast their eyes on Cyberpunk 2077 with "#RTXOn," or ray tracing on. Through various locales throughout Cyberpunk 2077's Night City, you can see what theoretical effect ray tracing could have on the game's look.

You can find me in the club. | CD Projekt Red/Nvidia

Nvidia has been touting its ray tracing potential for Cyberpunk 2077 for a while, showcasing screens and videos with the feature enabled. It's a good way to benchmark what the highest potential for Cyberpunk 2077 at launch will look like, though it's with higher-end hardware than those at home probably have. The video below, for example, is powered by a 2080 Ti—a pretty formidable video card.

CD Projekt Red recently hosted the first of several episodes for Night City Wire, a streaming show that will broadcast updates on Cyberpunk 2077. Though it looked impressive, Digital Foundry outlined how the gameplay shown is likely not as pretty as the final product will be. Indeed, there are even some next-gen upgrades on deck for Cyberpunk 2077 that will boost the game's aesthetic once next-gen consoles are out.

Though it was originally set for September, Cyberpunk 2077 will launch for PC and current-gen consoles on November 19, 2020. Though CD Projekt Red assures that it's finished both content and gameplay-wise, it still needs to time for another pass to fix bugs and balance gameplay.

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