A couple of days ago, we got nearly an hour of gameplay from CD Projekt RED's highly-anticipated AAA title, Cyberpunk 2077. We first heard about the game way back in May 2012, but solid bits of information about the gameplay mechanics and the story only began to surface at the start of this year.
While many feared that Cyberpunk 2077 would run only on next-generation hardware given its scale and ambition, CD Projekt has clarified that the gameplay demo was running on currently and commercially available hardware.
According to a post on the official Cyberpunk 2077 Discord channel, Junior Community Manager Alicja Kozera has detailed the following specifications of the machine that the demo was running on:
- CPU: Intel i7-8700K @ 3.70 GHz
- MB: ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-I GAMING
- RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws V, 2x16GB, 3000MHz, CL15
- GPU: GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
- SSD: Samsung 960 Pro 512 GB M.2 PCIe
- PSU: Corsair SF600 600W
While this is quite a beast of a machine that not everyone will be able to afford, it is quite pleasing to see that it is at least current-gen hardware, which means that when the game launches, settings can likely be tweaked in order to run it on less powerful devices. That said, it is important to note that the demo we saw was in pre-alpha stage, which means that requirements are likely to change with the progression of time.
Cyberpunk 2077 is an RPG where the player takes control of their character in a first-person perspective. The impressive demo gave a glimpse at numerous gameplay mechanics, including customizable characters, branching dialog options, bullet time, and driving. A release date and list of supported platforms have not been attached to the title as of yet.