Ray-Traced Ambient Occlusion will also affect the game’s shading tech on PC, further darkening objects with ambient lighting. Finally, Ray-Traced Shadows have allowed CD Projekt Red to bring “pixel-perfect shadows” to the game, as well as “directional shadows from sun and moon light” to further increase your immersion.Cyberpunk 2077 will also utilise Nvidia’s DLSS 2.0 technology, an AI Rendering system that uses a deep learning neural network to boost frame rates “while generating beautiful, crisp game images,” which should in theory allow you to crank the settings on launch. Nvidia also revealed that the game will land on its cloud streaming service, GeForce NOW, at launch, with support for ray-tracing effects baked in.
It’s possible that these ray-tracing effects could make it to the upgraded PS5 and Xbox Series X versions of the game arriving post-launch, but there’s no confirmation of that right now.
For more on Cyberpunk 2077, check out our article covering the four hours of gameplay we experienced during a recent preview. If you missed yesterday’s slew of announcements via CD Projekt Red’s Night City Wire, you can catch the full broadcast here.
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