With the first update, the responsible developers at CD Projekt RED have already introduced a crucial function for new-gen players in Cyberpunk 2077, as a performance mode is now also available on the Xbox Series X. Is this also offered on the PlayStation 5?
CD Projekt RED’s soon-to-be-released action role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 is currently making the headlines. With the start of the preload on Xbox One and Xbox Series X yesterday, the developers have also released a first major update.
However, this should not be the final launch update, which all players will be able to download on December 10, 2020, when the much-anticipated title is finally officially available in stores.
Nevertheless, the update already brings with it some new functions that should be of interest. The Reddit user scorpo187 took a closer look and found out that additional settings for the HDR are available after the update. In addition, a performance mode is offered on the Xbox Series X, which should ensure that Cyberpunk 2077 runs much more smoothly. As a rule, the performance modes increase the frame rate at the expense of the image resolution, but in this case, no specific data is known yet.
It’s an update but – fun twist – not the update we’ll have for launch. 😅
— Fabian Mario Döhla (@fabiandoehla) December 3, 2020
In addition, so far it can only be speculated that the PlayStation 5 players will also be able to use a corresponding mode if they play Cyberpunk 2077 on the new console via the backwards compatibility. Since the preload on the PlayStation platforms will not start until next Tuesday, the corresponding update does not seem to have been published yet.
However, one should not forget that an extensive update for Cyberpunk 2077 will not appear until the coming year, which will also prepare the action role-playing game for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X from a technical perspective. This upgrade is to be made available to all owners of the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Cyberpunk 2077 at no additional cost. CD Projekt RED has not yet been able to give a specific date for the upgrade.