Cyberpunk 2077 is likely one of the more highly anticipated videogames in recent times, due in no small part – well, due specifically – to CD Projekt Red’s pedigree as a developer. To say that any “projekt” the Polish team chose to tackle would be met with silly levels of expectations is likely correct – few developers have followed their stratospherical level of improvement, time and again, with every new game release.
While the E3 demo shown during Microsoft’s press conference was met with extreme enthusiasm, there was some level of fear as well, due to the developers’ choice to tackle the Cyberpunk universe from a first-person perspective instead of the third-person one they’ve perfected over the years. But after all is said and done, a demo is a demo, and the gaming press has been much more vocal about the closed-doors gameplay experience they were offered.
Apparently, we have nothing to worry about on a gameplay perspective, as CD Projekt Red seem to master whatever they throw their passion behind. While we’ll only be able to see that for ourselves in likely more than a year from now, we have to start worrying on whether we’ll have to build a new system from scratch for Cyberpunk 2077 – remember that The Witcher 3 – Wild Hunt pushed systems upon its release. As more development time is put onto Cyberpunk 2077, it’s likely it will only find itself more optimized; however, the system specs running the E3 closed-doors gameplay demo remains an interesting starting point for comparison. Sadly, resolution wasn’t disclosed, nor framerate – though a 4K, 30 FPS presentation is most likely, as the hardware capabilities exist, and no developer would (or maybe should) hamper its demonstrations with inferior specs.
Shared on the CD Projekt Red Discord channel are the specs for the PC that ran Cyberpunk 2077:
- CPU: Intel i7-8700K @ 3.70Ghz
- MB: ASOS ROG STRIX Z370-I GAMING
- RAM: G.SKILL RIPJAWS V, 2X16GB, 3000Mhz, CL15
- GPU: NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX1080Ti
- SSD: SAMSUNG 960 PRO 512GB M.2 PCIe
- PSU: CORSAIR SF600 600W
All in all, a decent, modern system. The GTX 1080Ti is definitely the highest-end component on display here – all the rest can be had for relatively modest sums, or their equivalents – thank AMD (at least partially) for that. Luckily, considering how far Cyberpunk 2077 likely is from release, we’ll see at least one more generation of graphics cards from NVIDIA (and hopefully AMD) that will lower the entry cost for GTX 1080Ti-levels of performance. Here’s hoping.