CD Projekt Red Is Treating Consoles Like PCs For Cyberpunk 2077

CD Projekt Red has confirmed that it’s treating consoles as a “first-class platform” when it comes to its upcoming RPG, Cyberpunk 2077,

Alvin Liu, CD Projekt Red’s UI director, recently spoke to Wccftech, and went into some details about the difficulties of creating the game with lower-spec tech in mind, including consoles and non-gaming PCs.

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Liu said: “We have a very custom engine, the RED Engine, and actually, we’re targeting consoles as first-class platforms and [Cyberpunk] looks amazing there.

“So obviously, if you spent, you know, $2,000 building your PC rig, it’s going to look better on that. But the graphics are quite amazing for what you’re going to get from Cyberpunk 2077 on consoles and low-end PCs.”

It spells good news for console owners, who often get left in the dust when it comes to the production of a game.

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It’s also been strongly hinted (though yet to be confirmed) that Cyberpunk 2077 will be a cross-generation title, meaning it’ll be playable on the upcoming PlayStation 5 and Xbox’s ‘Project Scarlett,’ both of which will be releasing in 2020.

CD Projekt Red describes the game as follows: “An open-world, action-adventure story set in Night City, a megalopolis obsessed with power, glamour and body modification.

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“You play as V, a mercenary outlaw going after a one-of-a-kind implant that is the key to immortality. You can customize your character’s cyberware, skillset and playstyle, and explore a vast city where the choices you make shape the story and the world around you.”

In case you missed it, check out the trailer for CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 below!

During E3 2019 CD Projekt Red finally gave us a release date for Cyberpunk 2077, which is set to launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, April 16, 2020.

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