Wednesday, June 12th 2019

Cyberpunk 2077 Confirmed to Have Raytracing Support on PC

Cd Projekt Red have confirmed that they-ve entered a development partnership with NVIDIA once again for their upcoming Cyberpunk 2077. Like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt before it, which incorporated NVIDAI exclusive features such as Hairworks animations for monsters, Cyberpunk 2077 will feature a (for now) NVIDIA-exclusive technology in the form of RTX. This is a much more immersive and game changing technology for graphics than Gameworks ever provided, and if you want the ultimate version of Cyberpunk 2077, you'll likely have to be playing in on the PC platform with NVIDIA hardware. 4K screenshots featuring the raytracing implementation have been seeded, so take care to look for those after the break.
According to CD Projekt Red's Adam Badowski, integration of NVIDIA's raytracing technology via hardware acceleration will allow them to achieve "realistic representation of the behavior of light in a condensed urban environment", which will allow for "additional levels of depth and verticality to the already impressive megacity". CD Projekt Red pushed the envelope in graphics technologies with their Witcher 3, and now, Cyberpunk 2077 seems to be willing to pull the same mean feat.
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32 Comments on Cyberpunk 2077 Confirmed to Have Raytracing Support on PC

#1
Fluffmeister
Considering how friggin awesome The Witcher 3 was I literally can not wait for this, this thread may well descend into tears about RTRT, but I'm having to nurse a semi right now regardless.
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#3
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
I’ll be enjoying it just fine without rtrt.
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#4
robot zombie
I'll be curious to try it out... but I have no high hopes of doing a real playthrough with RTX on only having a 2060 lol. Good thing I didn't buy it for that. I'm sure the game will look damned good without it.

All I can think about is how awesome the screenshots coming out look. I'm not even talking graphics, here. They fricking nailed the aesthetic. That counts for wayyy more than some RTX shit. Nobody can say for sure from a little footage and some images, but to me it looks like they got that cyberpunk dystopian vibe on lock and then refined it to a level that has never been achieved before. Next level, no hype, that's just real. Anybody who's consumed a lot of cyberpunk media will probably agree. I ask myself if they can really do for that what they did for historic medieval settings... and maybe they actually can.

kid41212003 said:

Check out that bulge :))


Is that Miley Cyrus? :p

I'm not so sure I'd 'love' to mix those flavors. Something in my mind says there's no way that's intentional. But my eyes say that it can only be one thing... "Eyyyep. That's a penis."
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#5
Cybrnook2002
kid41212003 said:

Check out that bulge :))


Downstairs mix up?
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#6
NightOfChrist
rtwjunkie said:

I’ll be enjoying it just fine without rtrt.
Hear, hear. :toast:
I lost count on how many playthroughs I had with Witcher 3 and I played it just fine without HairWorks. And I'm sure I'll be fine with GTX 1080 Ti. Here's hoping the card ages well.
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#7
TheOne
This will make replaying the game 3+ years after launch more appealing.
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#8
robot zombie
TheOne said:

This will make replaying the game 3+ years after launch more appealing.
Very good point. If this game becomes the classic we all hope it will be, then everyone will eventually be able to see it at its best.
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#9
Mistral
Considering how "smooth" the Gameworks inplementation in TW3 was, I hope they have learned from it. Otherwise we'll have RTX2080's struggling to maintain 60fps.
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#10
bug
Fluffmeister said:

Considering how friggin awesome The Witcher 3 was I literally can not wait for this, this thread may well descend into tears about RTRT, but I'm having to nurse a semi right now regardless.
The setting with neons and whatnot could be a perfect match for RTRT if done right.
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#11
Xzibit
bug said:

The setting with neons and whatnot could be a perfect match for RTRT if done right.
This would have looked so much better if it had both reflections (BFV) not just lighting (Metro).

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#12
lexluthermiester
kid41212003 said:

Check out that bulge :))


That's just wrong.
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#13
RH92
lexluthermiester said:

That's just wrong.
Pretty representative or what society will be in 2077 tho considering what we already have in 2019 :roll: :roll: :roll:
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#14
lexluthermiester
RH92 said:

Pretty representative or what society will be in 2077 tho considering what we already have in 2019 :roll: :roll: :roll:
True. Still disturbing, though it won't stop me from buying the game!.
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#15
Divide Overflow
I'm disappointed with custom, proprietary feature support that favor one company while excluding another.
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#16
Fluffmeister
Presumably it's done via DXR on a Windows 10 PC, nothing to stop AMD adding support via their drivers.

If AMD don't offer a solution, that is their problem.
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#17
Prima.Vera
Looks like a "Ghost in a Shell" 1st person shooter. Which is actually a good thing,
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#18
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
Those adverts were reduced to simply shades of color, looks like there's a freakin' fan in the floor, everything looks glossy AF, and what the hell is going on with that escalator? How is this better? Turn that broken shit off and give me another pic.

Fluffmeister said:

Presumably it's done via DXR on a Windows 10 PC, nothing to stop AMD adding support via their drivers.

If AMD don't offer a solution, that is their problem.
I would not bet on that. Like Witcher 3, CDPR may have implemented NVIDIA's library as is. The calls may be direct to the RTX API like many other games. Unless the label say "Recommended: DirectX Raytracing," it is not.
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#19
kid41212003
lexluthermiester said:

True. Still disturbing though it won't stop me from buying the game!.
Nothing's wrong with it IMO. There's possibility that's just a fake "accessory".
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#20
bug
Xzibit said:

This would have looked so much better if it had both reflections (BFV) not just lighting (Metro).


Maybe they will, eventually.
I was more thinking about what neon's flickering usually does to lighting.
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#21
Saxxter
Don't forget it features one critical element - Keanu Reeves.
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#22
bug
Saxxter said:

Don't forget it features one critical element - Keanu Reeves.
That would be con to me.
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#23
RoutedScripter
kid41212003 said:

Check out that bulge :))


The name of the drink is interesting, Chromanticore is a play on Chromosomes.

Is it really that much different from what everyone's used to in GTA?


lexluthermiester said:

That's just wrong.
How do you mean wrong? If it's predicting the future, then it is showing what it may potentially be like. Speaking about the future, aren't things already something like that today anyway, aren't they already dressing similarly?

You mean the prediction is wrong?
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#24
medi01
Journalist: whatchagonnado?
id guys: develop for all platforms, of course, get it out. Consoles, etc.
Journalist: whataboutsomethingsomethingRTsomething?
id guys: yeah very cool tech
id guys: we are a small team, so can't d that from start
id guys: but when we slap that RT gimmick onto PC version it would be the coolest thing evar, cause we are so cool

media: half life 3 confirmed day 1 RTX support in doom confirmed!!!
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#25
lexluthermiester
Divide Overflow said:

I'm disappointed with custom, proprietary feature support that favor one company while excluding another.
Technology marches on. Did you really think CDPR was going ignore a tech like RTRT?

RuskiSnajper said:

How do you mean wrong? If it's predicting the future, then it is showing what it may potentially be like. Speaking about the future, aren't things already something like that today anyway, aren't they already dressing similarly?

You mean the prediction is wrong?
No. That's not what I meant. And I'ma shut up now as anything I say from here is bound to offend one person or another.
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