Cyberpunk 2077’s next-gen update for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S is finally available after some delays. Patch 1.5 arrives with the next-gen optimization more than 14 months after the game was released on the PS4, Xbox One and PC.
“With the update, Cyberpunk 2077 takes advantage of the additional power of the newest generation of console hardware, allowing for ray tracing features and 4K with dynamic scaling, faster loading times, and a variety of other visual and technical improvements, as well as utilises the DualSense controller’s adaptive triggers and haptic feedback functionalities,” CD Projekt announced.
The next-gen update brings performance and ray-tracing modes on the PS5 and Xbox Series X. Performance modes runs 4K resolution at 60fps while ray-traying mode provides the same resolution but at 30fps. On the Xbox Series S, players will have access to a performance mode that is only available at 30fps and 1440p. CD Projekt is providing a free five-hour trial of the game until the 15th of March so players can try the game on their console before deciding to buy. Players will be able to carry trial progress to the full game should they decide to purchase.
Apart from the next-gen optimization, CD Projekt Red has also added a host of other changes which can be seen here. Among the changes is a reworked perk tree, bringing changes to final blow survivability and throwing knives that now come back. Motorbikes can now have neon rims and NPCs are now more effective in combat situations.
CDPR posted a 31 mins gameplay footage of the game’s PS5 and Xbox Series X versions on its YouTube page so players can see some changes.
CDPR’s next major release is expected to be a next-gen update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, it was initially expected to be released in 2021 just like Cyberpunk 2077 but is now expected to be out in the second quarter of 2022.