New Cyberpunk 2077 Footage Shows Xbox Series X and Xbox One X Performance

New Cyberpunk 2077 Footage Shows Xbox Series X and Xbox One X Performance

See how the two console generations handle Night City.

We're a few weeks away from the new release date of Cyberpunk 2077, and today, CD Projekt Red hosted a surprise showcase. While there is a Night City Wire scheduled for later in the week, today's short video presentation focused on one thing: console gameplay.

In a brief, roughly 10-minute video, CD Projekt Red showed gameplay from a mission in Cyberpunk 2077 on both the Xbox Series X and the Xbox One X. It provided a few interesting tidbits of info, but mostly, it was an easy-to-see contrast between what the current crop of consoles and what the incoming, new lineup of hardware can do.

The mission, dubbed "Automatic Love," sees protagonist V tracking down a missing person. The video attempts to avoid spoilers, and to that end, it's hard to glean anything but broad strokes about the story's plot or how this fits into it. We do get a glimpse of Keanu Reeves' Johnny Silverhand, though; as V ascends a tower in an elevator, Johnny appears to offer some commentary, reminiscent of The Joker in Batman: Arkham Knight.

Tech-wise, Cyberpunk 2077 certainly runs on Xbox One X, though it's a little less smooth in the framerate department in more open areas. The in-depth analysis is likely better left to the Digital Foundry, but I will say, I'm impressed by how much smoother the Xbox One X is running than I thought it would. The real test will be base consoles, though. Having played games like Control on my base PS4, I'm interested to see how the hardware stands up.

CD Projekt Red is still aiming for a Dec. 10, 2020 launch date for Cyberpunk 2077, after another delay pushed it out of the next-gen launch window. This comes amid reports of crunch at the company, which have surfaced several times this year.

Cyberpunk 2077 will launch on Dec. 10, 2020 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, PC, and Stadia.

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