Despite Cyberpunk 2077 was launched way back in 2020, the CD Projekt Red studio has not stopped working and improving their project. If, in fact, the launch was disastrous on older generation consoles, with bugs, crashes and even withdrawn from the market with refunded players, the company has still tried to resolve most of the problems as soon as possible.
In April, the game will receive a new update that will look to take the graphics a step further with the addition of path-tracing. At GDC 2023, Nvidia and CD Projekt RED announced that the new Overdrive graphics mode, which will enable path-tracing on PC, will arrive in Cyberpunk 2077 on April 11, and thanks to DLSS 3 added earlier this year, there is better performance to be expected despite such a heavy graphics option. Path tracing is an improved version of ray tracingwhich allows all light sources to cast soft shadows which in turn create indirect illumination and occlusion, all with impressive realism. Pawel Kozlowskisenior technology developer engineer at Nvidia said in the blog that:
“Not only does this offer better graphics to gamers, but it also has the promise of revolutionizing the entire game creation process.”
Nvidia has also promised that Cyberpunk 2077 will use Shader Execution Reordering to optimize the use of GPUs to efficiently enable path-traced lighting.
We remind you that Cyberpunk 2077 is available on PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4 and Xbox One and the new expansion will be released this year Phantom Liberty.
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