Cyberpunk’s E3 2018 demo was running at 1080p on a GTX 1080 Ti

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Cyberpunk’s E3 2018 demo was running at 1080p on a GTX 1080 Ti

Cyberpunk 2077 was one of the highlights of E3 2018, despite the game’s lack of a public gameplay showcase. A member of CD Projekt staff has already confirmed that the game was running on a powerful PC, combining an Intel i7 8700K processor and a GTX 1080 Ti, though it appears that early reports of the game running with a 4K resolution are false, at least according to Marcin Momot. 

Marcin Momot is CD Projekt Red’s Community Lead and has stated on the CD Projekt Forums that Cyberpunk 2077 was running at 1080p during their early E3 2018 demo, despite running on what appeared to be a 4K-capable television. Digital Foundry’s John Linneman was at the event and reported that the game was running at a locked 30FPS that “performance was smooth by and large, but there were some occasional performance drops”. 

At this time it seems likely that CD Project limited the game’s resolution and framerate to ensure the smoothest possible gameplay experience at the event, which makes sense given how far the game is from Cyberpunk’s official release and CD Project’s use of an in-development build of the game, rather than an optimised vertical slice. 

This report leaves things a little up in the air when it comes to the “can my PC run Cyberpunk?” conversation, though it must be remembered that the game will be released after PC’s next-generation hardware, if not two or three hardware generations. Even so, CD Projekt has stated that Cyberpunk will release on today’s consoles, which seems to indicate that the game will have reasonably modest minimum PC system requirements. 

CD Projekt Red has described their Cyberpunk 2077 demo as “Pre-Alpha”, which means that the game has a lot of development time left for additional polish and performance optimisations.

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