Cyberpunk 2077: 4K on PS5 and Xbox Series X? Not really

The next-gen versions of Cyberpunk 2077 for the PS5 and Xbox Series X are finally available. Among the promises made by CD Projekt RED, there is the assurance of offering a 4K definition. So promise kept? Absolutely not, as the specialists at Digital Foundry prove.

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After a year and a half of waiting, CD Projekt RED has finally made official the launch of the optimized versions for the PS5 and Xbox Series X of Cyberpunk 2077 this February 15, 2022. These next-gen versions come with many improvements compared to the old-gen version of the title. Among the promises made by the studio, the assurance of enjoying a dynamic resolution in 4Kwhether in Performance mode (4K 60 FPS without Ray Tracing) or in Fidelity mode (4K 30 FPS with Ray Tracing activated).

After the release of these long-awaited versions, many specialists rushed to analyze and compare the rendering obtained compared to that of the PC. Without surprise, the PC version obviously remains superior in every waywhether in graphic quality, loading time or even Ray Tracing (much more complex, provided you have a muscular configuration).

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Finally, no 4K on Cyberpunk 2077 on PS5 and Xbox Series X

However, the recognized specialists of the Digital Foundry site have in turn looked at the PS5 and Xbox Series X versions of Cyberpunk 2077. And if these versions bring the improvements promised by the developers, it turns out that the studio has further embellished the things on a specific aspect.

In effectthe 4K resolution promised by CD Projekt RED is not achieved on next-gen consoles from Sony and Microsoft. “Dynamic resolution scaling may work, but all results on all consoles provide the same value in all scenarios.” assure these experts. Indeed, the resolution never reaches 2160p, in all display modes.

In Performance mode on PS5, Cyberpunk 2077 renders in a sliding resolution window between 1260p and 1729pwhile on Xbox Series we speak rather of a range between 1382p and 1782p exactly. Of course, this is a significant improvement for the two consoles, which until now offered a resolution oscillating between 972p and 1200p. But anyway, the sacrosanct 4K 60 FPS is not yet here on Cyberpunk 2077.

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