As part of CD Projekt’s Cyberpunk 2077 video event today, the company revealed the first details on the game’s major 1.5 update and its next-gen patch for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.
Plenty of gameplay footage of Cyberpunk 2077 running on Series X and PS5 was released as well–check out the videos below to see the game in action on the new platforms.
“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,” CD Projekt says.
During the livestream, developers discussed how a “ton of stuff” is being changed in the 1.5 update, including reworked talent trees.If you already played, you can reset perk points and redistribute them.Perks that were not very useful have been removed, including one that prevents players from being detected underwater.New perks have been added, too, including one called Looking Sharp that enhances your skills with throwing knives.
Some of the new perks have been purposefully designed to give players the ability to play more aggressively and fast without necessarily needing to use cover.In general, CD Projekt says the new perks should help players find new playstyles.Additionally, the AI characters are better and smarter, while the driving model has been changed as well to make cars feel “heavier.” Crowd AI is changed as well.
Some NPCs will have weapons and might attack you in certain situations.
Some had speculated that Cyberpunk 2077 might also be joining Xbox Game Pass as part of the next wave of titles , but that remains to be seen.
Cyberpunk 2077’s new version for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S is expected to launch in Q1 2022, so it’s about time.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s new-gen edition is coming in Q2 (April-June 2022).
In other news, Cyberpunk 2077 recently got pushed down the charts for most concurrently played games on Steam by Lost Ark after that game’s gigantic launch.Cyberpunk 2077 remains one of five games ever to pass 1 million concurrent players on Steam, and it’s one of the best-selling RPGs in history.Most Anticipated Xbox Games For 2022 And Beyond .