Cyberpunk 2077 - CDProjekt's New Joint

Took a walk through pathtraced NC yesterday:

It is kinda funny/sad, I upgraded my CPU and GPU (from 2700X/2080Ti to 5800X3D/3080Ti) to be able to play Cyberpunk with RT at 60fps, and of course they have to add even more impressive fully pathtraced mode that, yet again, takes me back to 30fps. And to get back up to 60 at my desired resolution I would have to get at least 4080. Le sigh :)

You know, there was a time, when I enjoyed watching videos taken by people walking through a major city, like New York, or Tokyo, and I just enjoyed all the people, the ambience and the life of it all.

This is ALMOST that level now :-)

I actually find it to be great that games can take into account GPU advances such that I can go back and re-live them in new glory! When you get your 5080 CP2077 will run like a dream.

Yeah don’t get me wrong, I completely agree and love this forward facing tech stuff. I just wish I had that 5080 NOW! :)

I actually still watch these vids from time to time :) And yeah.
But looking at Matrix Awakens city, I am curious how Cyberpunk 2 will look on that engine.

Fascinating that the 3 year old base game is making more money the the 3 day old DLC.

are you in 1440p or 4k?

You know, I’ve been thinking, and I’d say it would be stupid if after building this great city, they throw everything and build the sequel as a totally new game.
What I would do instead is doing like the new Zelda game that recycles heavily the previous Zelda game, BOTW. Reuse the city, reuse many of the weapons, but make a new story with new characters. Maybe a proper corpo story with alliances and backstabbing, maybe a journalist. Of course use the chance to redo some systems, like hacking, and others, and improve some areas of the city and expand slightly. Call it Cyberpunk 2079.

Also budgets are out of control in game development, so this recycling would help.

My 4070 can’t handle path tracing. That’s OK. It’s still the best looking game I have ever played.

A lot of people like myself who very rarely do any sort of pre-orders probably waited years to see if this would ever work right, and now that it does, we’re buying the original game. That’s how it worked for me. I haven’t decided if I should just add in Phantom Liberty now since apparently it starts relatively early on in the game or not?

I’m going to finish out Starfield before I decide.

Wait… what? What kind of framerate are you attempting to get?

I am playing on 1080p plasma TV, but use DLDSR to downsample to it from 2880x1620p, in combination with DLSS (quality or balanced, both look great). With RT Ultra preset I get 60, but with RT Overdrive I get around 35…and to get to 60, I would have to drop to 1080p while still running DLSS, which makes image lot softer.

Huh. Are some things then gated somehow? Because I go to one, and they have no leg stuff, I go to another they have no arm stuff, etc.

Seem to be, there were no leg mods when I was first introduced to the main doc guy, but later on I went back and bought legs.

Speaking of which, can anybody sell me on legs besides double jump? I just can’t see not having it.

The DLC is really good. Dogtown is a lot more interesting in many ways than most of the other areas of NC, maybe because it feels more compact and dense and less just a spread-out set of roads and buildings. I mean, relatively; the rest of NC is really well done and very immersive in general.

I use charge jump instead. I’ve tried both, and go back and forth, but right now I’m on the charged version. I don’t see a huge difference, though I do think the double jump one is probably “better” in that it seems more flexible. Gonna try it again next time I’m at a ripper I think.

But yes, you have to have either one or the other. Sad, in a way, because the other leg mods are essentially never going to be a good choice unless you are subbing things in for a particular gig, and even then, the jumping is usually more vital than anything else.

I get that, NC is amazing but it always itched my brain that there was just so much of it, but so little to actually interact with. All those doors that can’t open!

Not sure - my SC was pretty high relative to where I was in the story, but my char level lagged. Once I got that up a bit (mid 30s, 40) I started seeing more and more stuff at all the vendors.

But I think before the heist and paying back Vik you only have access to the very basic stuff.

I’m all in on cool, so my stealth netrunner does a lot of creeping around for which the stealth legs work well. I might get double jump at some point.

I have no idea what I’m doing, but I certainly could’ve used double jump while kiting a cyberpsycho around a warehouse recently…

Heh, yeah, that’s the other selling point beyond simple traversal, they’re great when you have to Woob! Woob! Woob! outta somewhere.

Double jump is invaluable if you really want to explore Night City. There are so many roofs and ledges to climb.

I’m pretty sure I knew this 3 years ago and then never got around to buying those legs. I somehow have $70k in my pocket so it’s time to go shopping.